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Is there any medicine that I can take to feel better with the stomach flu?

Is there any medicine that I can take to feel better with the stomach flu?

Rest is best: Resting and drinking plenty of fluid is best. Flu is viral, there are no medications to cure the flu. If your are not vomiting take plenty of small sips of clear liquid, take tyelenol for body aches. If your symptoms also involve upper respiratory symptoms then see your doctor to check if you have influenza. If seen with early symptoms you can get a prescription for medicine to shorten duration. ...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


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Are you supposed to give any medicine to a child with the stomach flu?

Are you supposed to give any medicine to a child with the stomach flu?

Zofran (ondansetron) tablets to ch: Zofran (ondansetron) tablets may be prescribed to children over 2 years of age with severe vomiting. Otherwise with no vomiting and no evidence of dehydration, they only needs lots of clear liquids. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy for gastrics? Can i take. Gelosils? Doctors just say have ample liquids..What to do?Even feeling nausea all the time.

What is the best remedy for gastrics? Can i take. Gelosils? Doctors just say have ample liquids..What to do?Even feeling nausea all the time.

Probiotics: Stop all irritants-motrin, alieve, -non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs- take tylenol (acetaminophen) if you must take something for pain. Take plain yogurt x2 /day.Kefir- an yogurt drink full of probiotics to balance your stomach & intestines.Need to take probiotics from any health food store. Gelusil will temporarily neutralise acid. Check pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Is Ginkgo better taken with food or at empty stomach? How long time does it have to be taken to feel the effects?Can you tell me any pharmacokinetics?

Is Ginkgo better taken with food or at empty stomach? How long time does it have to be taken to feel the effects?Can you tell me any pharmacokinetics?

Ginkgo: As far as i know, ginkgo can be taken with or without food. It can take up to 4-6 weeks to have an effect. It has many suggested indications and many purposed mechanisms of action. It's main active components seem to be flavonoids and terpenoids. Its concentration can vary greatly, so if you take it, get it from a good reliable source. The biggest side effect is bleeding so be cautious. ...Read more

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What do u recommend for me to take with a chest cold but I have thyroid issues and liver is not the best?

What do u recommend for me to take with a chest cold but I have thyroid issues and liver is not the best?

Chest cold: For now go to your pharmacy and ask the staff what you should take without a prescription. If things are not better in 2-3 days please go to an Emergency Room nearby. ...Read more

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What to do if I have terrible sinus pressure. None of the medicine seems to be working. Any good ways to relive it?

What to do if I have terrible sinus pressure. None of the medicine seems to be working. Any good ways to relive it?

Headache not sinus: The sinuses get blamed for a lot of symptoms they do not cause. Better to think of yourself having a pressure headache and look for possible causes which may include the sinuses. Far more common is muscle spasm from tension and jaw clenching or migraine. If you chew gum - stop. Advil (ibuprofen) or alleve can help, see your doctor or an ENT specialist if you want to better evaluate your sinuses. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there is any ideas to help deal with the pain so bad i often feel like vomiting and so exhausted that i can't get much done?

Can you tell me if there is any ideas to help deal with the pain so bad i often feel like vomiting and so exhausted that i can't get much done?

Pain specialist: It's not clear from your question what is the cause of your pain. However, there are doctors who specialize in pain control. You should find one of those in your city and see what they have to say. There are many means of pain control these days that do not necessarily involve narcotics. Please go, a life of pain is no fun. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I have really BAD insomnia and I wanted to try to take some meds for it what is a good over the counter drug that is light on the stomach/non drowy?

I have really BAD insomnia and I wanted to try to take some meds for it what is a good over the counter drug that is light on the stomach/non drowy?

Melatonin is option: Maintain a regular bedtime and awakening time schedule including weekends. Get up about the same time every day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime many include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to soothing music. 3. Sleep in a room that is dark, quiet, comfortable, and cool; >>. ...Read more

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I have brucella melitensis and can not take medication by mouth because I have some trouble in my stomach, so is there injection and what name it ?

I have brucella melitensis and can not take medication by mouth because I have some trouble in my stomach, so is there injection and what name it ?

Brucellosis: The antibiotics Doxycycline ; Rifampin are in combination for 6-8 weeks. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant. If you cannot take these by mouth or are allergic to either. Both can be given intravenously, but this would require placement of an IV access line. Would recommend seeing dr. Rebecca shadowen at 350 park st., in bowling green and say hello for me. ...Read more

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What can I possibly take from any pharmacy that is not expensive, that will help me get rid of stuffy nose, fever, and sore throat, and how to avoid.?

What can I possibly take from any pharmacy that is not expensive, that will help me get rid of stuffy nose, fever, and sore throat, and how to avoid.?

OTC: Most combination otc meds (like theraflu) can be quite effective. If you are not sure which is right and if you ask nicely, the pharmacist can often point you to the right type. ...Read more

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I have a very stiff neck, any advice how to make it better and is ibuprofen the best to take?

I have a very stiff neck, any advice how to make it better and is ibuprofen the best to take?

NSAIDS: Otc nsaids (ibuprofen) are good place to start. Home stretching and warm moist heat is also good. Local massage can help. You can also take Motrin and tylenol (acetaminophen) alternating as they have different mechanisms as to how they help with the pain. ...Read more

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Is the stomach flu contagious like the regular flu? A friend is sick with the stomach flu. I wanted to bring them some flowers, but then thought i might be able to catch it like with the regular flu. Is there any chance i might catch it? .

Is the stomach flu contagious like the regular flu? A friend is sick with the stomach flu. I wanted to bring them some flowers, but then thought i might be able to catch it like with the regular flu. Is there any chance i might catch it?

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Less so but easy: The primary mode of transmission is virus in saliva, that ends up on fingers & out on objects in the environment. It is passively transferred when someone touches that site & then their face. Regular flu has the added transfer mode of airborne droplets from a cough. Visit, touch nothing & wash hands well before/after & you should be fine. ...Read more

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Should i take immodium and or gravol with the stomach flu? Or will it make me more ill , keeping the virus in my body ? Thanks

Should i take immodium and or gravol with the stomach flu? Or will it make me more ill , keeping the virus in my body ? Thanks

Stay hydrated: When fighting the "stomach flu" (which is not always influenza), the most important thing is to stay hydrated. Take small sips of water and/or dilute gatorade, or pedialyte. If you vomit it up, wait 30 min or so and try again, slowly. If you can't keep anything down, er. Anti-diarrhea meds aren't bad but you should consult your doctor, as it could mask other things. Hydration is still the key. ...Read more

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I have a long trip ahead and I have travelers diarrhea which give me anxiety and makes it worse.What is the best fix for this or anything I can do?

I have a long trip ahead and I have travelers diarrhea which give me anxiety and makes it worse.What is the best fix for this or anything I can do?

Ideas: Here's some info: http://www.medicinenet.com/travelers_diarrhea/article.htm Also, you might discuss Rx's w/ your Dr and wear or carry a supply of adult protective garments just in case. There are other info sites too - so google search and again, ask your Dr if possible. Also, seek a good CBT therapist for anxiety mgmt skills when you can. Have a good trip! ...Read more

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I want to asked any doctor that somebody suffering from cough and asthma whole day and have to used neubiliser always. Is there any remedy or not.

I want to asked any doctor that somebody suffering from cough and asthma whole day and have to used neubiliser always. Is there any remedy or not.

Asthma: Asthma is an inflammatory lung condition which is treated with various types of medications. When symptoms are occasional beta agonist inhaler helps( for example albutetol inhalers and nebulizer), but when symptoms are very frequent then other meds are needed like for example inhaled steroids. If having persistent symptoms and significant trouble breathing go to ed as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Is there any cough and cold medicine you can take while your pregnant?

Is there any cough and cold medicine you can take while your pregnant?

Yes: Many are ok to take depending on how far along you are. Your OB should have a list to give you. ...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 a "stomach flu" virus. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter remedies or ...Read more


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more