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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...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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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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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: ...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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What can I do to treat stomach flu ?

What can I do to treat stomach flu ?

Gastroenteritis: 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. ...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


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