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Can vomiting be a symptom of the swine flu?

Can vomiting be a symptom of the swine flu?

Can be: However, influenza tends to be a disease that primarily affects the respiratory system. Cough, high fevers, muscle aches are more common than vomiting and diarrhea. ...Read more

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Vomiting (Definition)

Vomiting = expulsion of stomach ...Read more


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Had sinus headache a few days ago now vomiting and cold/flu symptoms. Would the vomit be connected to the flu or something else?

Had sinus headache a few days ago now vomiting and cold/flu symptoms. Would the vomit be connected to the flu or something else?

Yes, the vomiting : Could be part of the flu. If you feel weaker or not improving, see your dr. Drink lots of water, fruit juices, chicken noodle soul etc. Take care! ...Read more

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Is it still considered the flu if the symptoms are vomiting the first day then fatigue, hot flashes, extreme sensitivity to cold and body aches?

Is it still considered the flu if the symptoms are vomiting the first day then fatigue, hot flashes, extreme sensitivity to cold and body aches?

Maybe: Flu can cause vomiting though that's less likely than fever and bad cold symptoms. Other viruses that feel like the flu but more likely to cause vomiting. Adenovirus very common in our area right now. It can cause everything associated with a cold and everything associated with a stomach bug. Just for fun you can also get pink eye, rash, viral meningitis, and blood in urine. Lasts 7-14 days, too. ...Read more

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Can you have the flu, without any cold, cough, or congestion symptoms? I have chills, fever, listlessness, no energy. It started with vomiting, but none since.

Can you have the flu, without any cold, cough, or congestion
symptoms? I have chills, fever, listlessness, no energy. It started with vomiting, but none since.

The : The most common symptoms of flu according to the center for disease control are:
-fever (usually high)
-headache
-nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
-fatigue
-sore throat
-runny nose or congestion
-cough
-body aches

unfortunately, it is difficult to diagnose the flu based on symptoms alone since many other illnesses can cause similar symptoms. Most viral illnesses start to improve after 3-4 days. If you are not staring to feel better in this time frame, you should give your doctor a call for an appointment. Good luck! ...Read more

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I've had cold symptoms for 3 days. If I had the flu would I have vomited?

Possibly: Flu can include: fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, extreme fatigue, and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea. If progresses and worsens, respiratory distress and worse. Colds can have the same but usually not extreme fatigue, muscle aches and chills. ...Read more

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I think my son, age 13, has the flu, what can I do to help alleviate the symptoms? My son is 13. 5'8", 200lbs. Stomach pain and vomiting and diarrhea.

I think my son, age 13, has the flu, what can I do to help alleviate the symptoms? My son is 13. 5'8", 200lbs. 
Stomach pain and vomiting and diarrhea.

Ibuprofen : Ibuprofen or advil (ibuprofen) is good for body aches. Lots of fluids (water, gatorade, powerade) to keep hydrated. If he worsens or develops a high fever he should be evaluated by a medical professional right away.
I hope he is better by now. ...Read more

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I have had a severe sore throat for a week. And now have severe diarrhea and vomiting. Is this the flu? I don't have a fever or any other symptoms.

I have had a severe sore throat for a week. And now have severe diarrhea and vomiting. Is this the flu? I don't have a fever or any other symptoms.

Probably virus: Symptoms are consistent with an enteric viral infection. Stay hydrated and rest. If you have a marked decrease in urine output, call your doctor. ...Read more

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I think my 3 kids have the flu, symptoms are throwing up, fever, runny noses, coughing, and headaches this started yesterday ?

I think my 3 kids have the flu, symptoms are throwing up, fever, runny noses, coughing, and headaches this started yesterday ?

Possible: Symptoms are in keeping with flu. Treat symptomatically and follow up for any worrisome symptoms. All the best, you have your hands full. ...Read more

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I threw up about 3 or 4 times one day ago, had diarrhea and black stool. Are these symptoms of the flu? If so how long do they last ?

I threw up about 3 or 4 times one day ago, had diarrhea and black stool. Are these symptoms of the flu? If so how long do they last ?

See a doctor: Tarry stools can be a sign of bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract."flu" is actually a respiratory illness with fevers, sneezing and cough". This sounds very different. ...Read more

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Can I have the flu without vomiting?

Can I have the flu without vomiting?

Certainly!: "Flu" is a term misused in many ways but the classic way we as providers qualify flu is when there is a viral infection caused by the influenza viruses that leads to fever, sores throat, cough, body aches, muscle aches, headache, and general malaise. When someone uses the term "stomach flu", it may not be caused by the influenza virus alone. Some of those infections are caused by other viruses. ...Read more

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How come children vomit when they have the flu?

How come children vomit when they have the flu?

Many causes: Vomiting is a common symptom in children when they are sick. Some viruses (typically called stomach viruses), can cause symptoms of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Sometimes vomiting occurs after coughing fits or after swallowing mucous. Vomiting is not usually concerning, as long as the child remains well hydrated, is acting normally and the vomiting is not bloody or bile-colored (green). ...Read more

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What would cause a cough and vomiting? I'm not sick with the flu, and don't smoke

What would cause a cough and vomiting? I'm not sick with the flu, and don't smoke

Irritation: The dry cough from irritation can induced vomiting the coughing could be violent and strong to the point of creating a bad gag reflex that will induce the vomiting try to drink hot green tea with lemon and honey ...Read more

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Can vomiting happen at any time during the flu or will it just be at the start of the virus?

Yes: Vomiting is not really a symptom of influenza, but is common with so-called "stomach flus." yes, vomiting can occur at any time, but will predominate in the early part of the illness. ...Read more

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I have been vomiting on and off for 5 days straight and been having pains in my right side that feels like stabbing pains. I know its not the flu?

I have been vomiting on and off for  5 days straight and been having pains in my right side that feels like stabbing pains. I know its not the flu?

Possibilities: There are a number of conditions that can cause such symptoms including gallstones, kidney stones, kidney infection. See your doctor now for evaluation. ...Read more

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Ever since my son has started nursery, he is vomiting every night and is having the flu on and off, along with temperature. He has also lost weight.

Ever since my son has started nursery, he is vomiting every night and is having the flu on and off, along with temperature. He has also lost weight.

More info is needed: Your pediatrician will evaluate the problem best. Sometimes new environments will have viruses that take time to develop antibodies to protect:; however fever and weight loss are a concern and need to be carefully evaluated. Weight loss may be associated with poor eating habits or even psychological issues with your child in a new environment. Good luck. ...Read more

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My son was diagnosed with the flu and for four days has had vomiting. Now he’s having leg pain. Could this be dehydration?

My son was diagnosed with the flu and for four days has had vomiting. Now he’s having leg pain. Could this be dehydration?

Could be: and you don't want to wait on that, please take your son to Urgent Care or ER, he needs to be evaluated and may need IV fluids and other medications to control his symptoms, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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I recently recovered from the flu. I am so hungry but I have no appetite. I feel like if i eat something, i'm going to vomit. Is this from flu?

I recently recovered from the flu. I am so hungry but I have no appetite. I feel like if i eat something, i'm going to vomit. Is this from flu?

It may be: But something may be going on at the same time. Never make assumptions when facts can become available. See your doctor and get this worked out. Infections of any kind can suppress appetite, because chemical mediators released from inflammatory cells suppress appetite. They do not usually, however, produce nausea. Get checked. ...Read more

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I have the flu and am trying to keep hydrated but i vomit when i eat or drink. What should I do?

Flu care: If what you have is a viral gastroenteritis, more commonly known as the stomach, flu, the best thing to do if you are actively vomiting is to stop food intake. But you will need to stay hydrated with fluids such as water, juice or electrolyte solutions such as gatorade. Once you are settled down from the vomiting slowly reintroduce soft bland foods like bread, toast, rice applesauce, and bananas. ...Read more

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Wife has vomiting and on and off stomach pain. Is this the flu?

Wife has vomiting and on and off stomach pain. Is this the flu?

Less likely: Flu virus tends to cause respiratory issues, cough, runny nose. Other viruses tend to cause stomach pain and vomiting. If the vomiting is persistent and she is looking dehydrated seeing your doctor will provide more answers. Good luck ...Read more

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Fever, body aches, vomiting and chills. Could this be the flu?

Fever, body aches, vomiting and chills. Could this be the flu?

Yes, could be flu: This symptoms- fever, body ache , vomiting , chills- could be due to viral infection like flu (influenza). However, also could be due to bacterial infection. Viral infection usually cause body ache and more specific to viral infection. ...Read more

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I have nausea that i can feel in my chest, body aches, chills, and vomitting....Is that the flu?

Sounds viral: Very well may be a viral process, so try to stay well hydrated and get rest. If progressive, call your md. ...Read more

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I believe I have the Flu and I have been vomiting, green and yellow. I also have a fever. I am 27. ?

I believe I have the Flu and I have been vomiting, green and yellow. I also have a fever. I am 27. ?

Mgt: I would suggest seeing a PCP. It may be a viral illness, but there are other GI conditions associated with these symptoms. ...Read more

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I have had the flu for over 2 weeks, and I still have cough, and congestion, still vomiting everyday, is this normal?

I have had the flu for over 2 weeks, and I still have cough, and congestion, still vomiting everyday, is this normal?

Mgt: Symptoms of the flu infection may be prolonged, but secondary bacterial infections can occur. You may have a sinus infection or pneumonia.
Monitor your temperature, drink fluids and please see your PCP. Your medical records and any radiographs may be uploaded to Healthtap for review. ...Read more