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Is it safe to have sex while having a stomach flu?

Is it safe to have sex while having a stomach flu?

Transmission: Viral gastroenteritis is transmitted person to person.
An infected person may contaminate drinks, food, various surfaces and objects with germs. This is particularly a concern if hands are not properly washed. I would be concerned about transmission with various types of physical intimacy (although it is not a sexually transmitted disease). ...Read more

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Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more


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What types of foods are safe/unsafe while having the stomach flu?

What types of foods are safe/unsafe while having the stomach flu?

Stomach Flu: Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip often to prevent dehydration. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

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How aftern can stomach flu cause in 2nd half year child my son is suffering from stomach flu almost every month can is it safe to give them e come?

How aftern can stomach flu cause in 2nd half year child my son is suffering from stomach flu almost every month can is it safe to give them e come?

Recurrent Vomiting: Infections are a common cause of vomiting in infants however the monthly pattern signals the possibility of a chronic or more serious condition such as a blockage in the digestive tract or kidney and brain disorders. Nutritional deficiency is also of concern. Because of the complex causes of recurrent vomiting, your infant should see a Pediatrician soon to provide correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a painful stomach flu. Would it be safe and effective to take a hydrocodone?

I have a painful stomach flu. Would it be safe and effective to take a hydrocodone?

Not really: Used according to prescription it wouldn't kill you, but it causes stomach irritation & constipation. As for fever or muscle aches you may have, NSAIDs like ibuprofen or naproxen (Advil or Aleve) are far more effective, but these, too, can cause stomach irritation. Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) is still a reasonable OTC treatment (but can also constipate) & Emetrol for nausea. Your dr. can provide other alternatives. ...Read more

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I've got the stomach flu and I have a lot of pain. Would it be safe and affective to take a hydrocodone?

I've got the stomach flu and I have a lot of pain. Would it be safe and affective to take a hydrocodone?

I wouldn't recommend: Hydrocodone for the stomach flu. Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip often to prevent dehydration. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy ; high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

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Please help! I have a stomach flu and I have a lot of pain. Would it be safe and affective to take a hydrocodone?

Please help! I have a stomach flu and I have a lot of pain. Would it be safe and affective to take a hydrocodone?

That is not the best: Course of action. Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip often to prevent dehydration. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy ; high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

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I take prometrium (micronized progesterone) 15 days of my cycle. I have the stomach flu.is it safe to take right now?

I take prometrium (micronized progesterone) 15 days of my cycle. I have the stomach flu.is it safe to take right now?

It's perfectly safe: It's perfectly safe to take even if you have "stomach flu." However, if you vomit after taking promethium, it might not get into your system and, as a result, it might not be effective. If your symptoms last more than 3 days, I recommend you see your doctor or arrange for a Virtual Visit on HealthTap. Best wishes. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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Help for stomach flu?

Help for stomach flu?

Rest: Most viruses causing GI problems last inly a few days, drinking lots of fluids and rest are best. ...Read more

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How to cure stomach flu?

How to cure stomach flu?

Stomach Flu: It tends to run it's course. Be gentle with your GI tract. Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

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How does stomach flu start?

GI upset: The symptoms of stomach flu (viral gastroenteritis) can include: nausea, vomiting, headache, watery bowel movements (not bloody), abdominal cramps and a low fever. ...Read more

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What to do with stomach flu?

What to do with stomach flu?

Prevent dehydration: Lots of fluids, esp fluids with salts to prevent dehydration — either oral or IV if needed.
Symptomatic management. ...Read more

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What treats the stomach flu?

What treats the stomach flu?

Gastroenteritis.: Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

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What to do about stomach flu?

What to do about stomach flu?

GI Flu: Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy ; high fat foods. Rest. If you are having frequent, chronic symptoms — it may not be due to viral infections. If this is the case, med eval would be prudent. ...Read more

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What to do for a stomach flu?

Stay hydrated.: Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

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What is meant by stomach flu?

What is meant by stomach flu?

Stomach flu: This term is generally used to mean an infectious bug called gastroenteritis. ...Read more

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How common is the stomach flu?

How common is the stomach flu?

Quite common: It is most often communicated through contaminated water or food. ...Read more

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Will stomach flu go by itself?

Usually yes: According to the CDC, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of 1 to 10 days (depending on the specific virus). The average is 1 to 3 days. ...Read more

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How does the stomach flu begin?

How does the stomach flu begin?

Usually Nausea: Stomach virus may start with vague symtoms, but vomiting and nausea are most prominent symptoms over first 24-48 hrs. This is usually followed by onset of diarrhea which is typically last symptom to resolve. Fever can be part of illness first 1-3 dys. ...Read more

Dr. David Cohen
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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

A condition in which a person has vomiting and diarrhea due to an infection with "stomach flu" viruses. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter Pedialyte or other ...Read more