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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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How do you treat a stomach virus?

How do you treat a stomach virus?

Treat symptoms only: Viral infections of the intestinal tract are almost always self-limiting. It is important, however, to not become dehydrated. Maintain a high fluid intake, treat nausea and vomiting and diarrhea with agents your doctor can provide. If you are not able to keep things down by mouth you may need intravenous fluids to maintain adequate blood volume, and if you are in doubt about this, see M.D.

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What to do about a stomach virus?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it.

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What to do about this stomach virus?

What to do about this stomach virus?

Go gently: 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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How to take care of a stomach virus!?

How to take care of a stomach virus!?

Supportive measures: Often, a "stomach virus" involves several days of variable amounts of nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. To put the stomach to relative rest; eat bland foods (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast). You may also consider other stomach soothers and Imodium (loperamide) ad if diarrhea is prominent. If vomiting symptoms are not quieting, you may need to see your fp for suppositories so you can maintain oral rehydration!

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How does someone catch a stomach virus?

How does someone catch a stomach virus?

Multiple ways...: Stomach viruses are usually transmitted via airborne or contact route. This explains how stomach virus outbreaks occur on cruise ships affecting many people at once.

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How can I know if I have. The stomach virus?

How can I know if I have. The stomach virus?

Gastroenteritis: Gastroenteritis symptoms may include: diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps/pain, headaches, muscular aches & pains as well as fever (low grade). Bloody stools are not usually associated with gastroenteritis. 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.

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What kind of pain does a stomach virus cause?

What kind of pain does a stomach virus cause?

Often cramping: Gastroenteritis symptoms may include: diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps/pain, headaches, muscular aches & pains as well as fever (low grade). Bloody stools are not usually associated with gastroenteritis. 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.

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What kind of pain does a stomach virus cause?

What kind of pain does a stomach virus cause?

Cramping: Gastroenteritis symptoms may include: diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps/pain, headaches, muscular aches & pains as well as fever (low grade). Bloody stools are not usually associated with gastroenteritis. 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.

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Is the stomach virus still going around in pennsylvania?

Is the stomach virus still going around in pennsylvania?

Stomach virus: We need to see what kind of symptoms you are having: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, abdominal-pelvic pain. The durantion of symptoms, look at your medical history, surgeries, medication, your age and do physical exam. Most of the so called "stomach flu" (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea) last 2-4 days (vomiting in the first 12 hours) resolves spontaneously. See doctor if having severe symptoms.

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Is a gurgling in my stomach a sign of the stomach virus?

Is a gurgling in my stomach a sign of the stomach virus?

Likely not: A stomach virus usually would give you symptoms of nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain. A gurgling sound is due to gas moving in your intestines or hunger pangs.

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Best way to prevent stomach virus?

Handwash... Handwash: Well you get it! Immunize with the stomach virus vaccine RotaTeq and avoid daycare if possible and common sense universal precautions goes a long way! Regards!

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Any good way to stay hydrated during a stomach virus?

Any good way to stay hydrated during a stomach virus?

See below: Sipping electrolyte-containing fluids is best. Use a teaspoon to keep the portions down. Don't try to drink too much.

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Would it be possible to have a cold and a stomach virus?

Well, acutually: You can have both upper respiratory & gastrointestinal symptoms with some viruses.

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What to do about food poisoning or stomach virus?

What to do about food poisoning or stomach virus?

Gastroenteristis>: 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. Treatment of Food poisoning may include oral or intravenous replacement of fluids/ electrolytes. Antibiotics may be needed for >

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


Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more