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My 4 year old just got over the stomach flu and now has a rash all over his entire body that looks like goosebumps and is itchy. What could this be?

My 4 year old just got over the stomach flu and now has a rash all over his entire body that looks like goosebumps and is itchy. What could this be?

Most likely...: After a viral infection which seems this was the case a rash could appear. In some cases it could be itchy and you can use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) OTC to relieve symptoms of itching. If he looks sick take him to see his doctor.

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


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Is vomiting always a symptom of gastroenteritis?

Is vomiting always a symptom of gastroenteritis?

No: Many times, vomiting occurs with gastroenteritis, but not always. Abdominal pain, cramping, fever and nausea may also occur with or without vomiting. Vomiting can also be a symptom of many other conditions. It 's important to let the stomach rest before trying to drink anything and even then take only small sips at a time of room temperature liquids.

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Gastroenteritis: fever and mild cramps only symptom, what to do?

Gastroenteritis: fever and mild cramps only symptom, what to do?

Mild gastroenteritis: Can occur. One option: 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.

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Child has blood on poop for a month after having gastroenteritis, how long does this symptom last?

Child has blood on poop for a month after having gastroenteritis, how long does this symptom last?

See your doctor: This is not normal. Your child needs to see their physician to be evaluated and have stool studies done.

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What are the usual symptoms of having gastroenteritis?

What are the usual symptoms of having gastroenteritis?

Vomiting and diarhea: Most often it is caused by a virus but can be bacterial. The symptoms range from diarrhea cramping vomiting and sometimes fever. Nausea is often part of the symptoms.

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I keep getting gastroenteritis symptoms. Is it something else?

I keep getting gastroenteritis symptoms. Is it something else?

Recuring GI symptoms: Lots of things can cause GI distress to recur--incompletely treated infection (e.g. Giardia) or re-exposure with re-infection; maldigestion (pancreatic insufficiency) or malabsorption (celiac sprue); food intolerances with re-exposure to the offending substance (lactose, sorbitol, etc.), irritable bowel syndrome, missed diagnosis (incomplete evaluation), non-gi related problems (uti, pid, etc.).

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What are the symptoms of gastroenteritis in teens?

What are the symptoms of gastroenteritis in teens?

See below: There is no difference in the symptoms based on age. Most everyone will have vomiting and diarrhea, or diarrhea alone.

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What are the symptoms of viral gastroenteritis?

What are the symptoms of viral gastroenteritis?

Hukes and spews 2: By definition, there has to be nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. It can also include abdominal pain, cramping, occasionally fever, and occasionally blood in the vomit or stool.

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If you don't get gastroenteritis for years does the immune system become less efficient at fighting it and thus causing severe symptoms when infected?

If you don't get gastroenteritis for years does the immune system become less efficient at fighting it and thus causing severe symptoms when infected?

Consider this...: Lots of things can cause GI distress to recur--incompletely treated infection (e.g. Giardia) or re-exposure with re-infection; maldigestion (pancreatic insufficiency) or malabsorption (celiac sprue); food intolerances with re-exposure to the offending substance (lactose, sorbitol, etc.), irritable bowel syndrome, missed diagnosis (incomplete evaluation), non-gi related problems (uti, pid, etc.).

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Is there effective medication that will decrease gastroenteritis symptoms?

Yes: You do not specify your symptoms, but there are numerous medications available for your symptoms.

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Can I travel with what I think is gastroenteritis I have all the symptoms but they decresed a little and I've had it for 4 days?

Gastroenteritis: If your symptoms are improving, and have almost resolved, you can travel as long as you will have access to medical help if you get worse. In general if you can avoid travel, it's best avoided..

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Can herbal supplements relieve gastroenteritis symptoms?

Can herbal supplements relieve gastroenteritis symptoms?

Yes: To help with diarrhea, you can drink chamomile tea, which helps calm the intestines. I would also recommend a good probiotic supplement, such as culturelle.

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more