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Had stomach flu from Wednesday to Friday. Still feel nauseous and it's now Monday the next week. How long does nausea last after stomach flu?

Had stomach flu from Wednesday to Friday. Still feel nauseous and it's now Monday the next week. How long does nausea last after stomach flu?

Ans: Probably time to see your doctor and don't forget to check a pregnancy test. You need to start feeling better. The flu like symptoms can last for a bit but time to get eating and hydrating. ...Read more

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I have had the stomach flu for three. Its been two days since I've thrown up. I still have no appetite and am weak. How do I get more energy what eat?

I have had the stomach flu for three. Its been two days since I've thrown up. I still have no appetite and am weak. How do I get more energy what eat?

Hydrate & Rest: If you have been on clear solids for the last three days then work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Hydrate well. ...Read more

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Have flu for 5 days. Still having problems breathing, no appetite, constant throwing up, now sharp pain in lower abdomen when coughing, fevers no energy?

Have flu for 5 days. Still having problems breathing, no appetite, constant throwing up, now sharp pain in lower abdomen when coughing, fevers no energy?

Visit Urgent Care/ER: Hello Stephen
I am sorry that you are feeling ill. If you are having high fevers, difficulty breathing, and constantly throwing up I would advise a visiting a Urgent Care facility or ER as soon as possible. Without a set of vitals I don't know how bad your flu is, so I would advise medical attention. ...Read more

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My daughter has had flu like symptoms since29th 4am. Vomiting stoped7am stomach pain off and on still. No appetite/fever won't eat. 9yrs old. Drinking sprite. 1boul mvmnt 2day. Recalls urinate 4times

Nausea: Nausea and vomiting are common in kids and are usually caused by a short-lived viral illness.

The most important thing to do when a child is vomiting is to keep the child hydrated.
1.) immediately after they vomit, you may want to give their stomach a break for an hour or two.
2.) after that, you can start with clear fluids such as water, juice, rehydration solution such as pedialyte or broth. If they have diarrhea, just use the rehydration solution as the other three can worsen diarrhea. Let them have "sips" or take in the fluid using a spoon to avoid a large "gulp" that could trigger vomiting. If the take in a tablespoon of fluid a minute, that can keep them hydrated. Popscicles are great.
3.) once they tolerate the clear fluids, you can move on to other fluids or bland foods such as crackers, bread, rice, chicken noodle soup or fruits and vegetables. Nothing too fatty, spicy, or acidic (such as tomato sauce or citrus).
4.) if they are doing well with this, then they can start eating regular food again.
5.) if your child vomits, go back to the last step since they might not have been ready to move on.
6.) and if your child has no appetite, don't push them to eat. As long as they are drinking and staying hydrated, that is the most important thing.

While most children do not need to be seen by a doctor, here are a few "red flags" that should prompt you to call your child's doctor.

-worsening symptoms instead of improving after 24 hours
-dehydration: if you notice dry mouth, lack of tears, no urine for 8 hours, sunken eyes, rapid pulse or breathing, these are signs of dehydration.
-bile (green) or blood tinged (red or brown) vomit
-severe abdominal pain, even if it comes and goes
-fever more than 102f or more than 101f for a few days
-change in behavior including decreased responsiveness

i hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is there any way of knowing if someone is still contagious from the stomach flu? Every strain is different and some are contagious for longer?

Is there any way of knowing if someone is still contagious from the stomach flu? Every strain is different and some are contagious for longer?

No: People with viral infections are generally contagious even before significant symptoms appear. The duration other illnesses is obviously going to vary based on what virus is infecting them and therefore it's going to be different the length that they're going to be contagious. So I can't really give you specifics unfortunately. ...Read more

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Had the stomach flu" for 4 days (vomiting /diarehea are gone) but still feel so incredibly weak & just not right - how long does this typically last?

Had the stomach flu" for 4 days (vomiting /diarehea are gone) but still feel so incredibly weak & just not right - how long does this typically last?

Depends: Everyone is different, and react to illnessess differently too. The norovirus is more virulent, and may cause you to be feeling week for 3-7 days. If you are generally healthy, keep your fluids and electrolytes up, slowly get back to a normal diet, and you should start feeling better in the next day or two. If not beter after 7 days, see your dr. For an evaluation to be safe. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel fatigued and have no appetite for a week after the stomach flu?

Is it normal to feel fatigued and have no appetite for a week after the stomach flu?

Viral infection: Viral infections, if this in fact was influenza or flu-like syndrome are systemic (involving the entire body) and the immune responses combined with the damages done by the virus may produce these changes. Get some rest and if this does not begin to reverse itself in several more days, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I had the stomach flu for a week it's been 7 days and I still feel queasy is this normal.

I had the stomach flu for a week it's been 7 days and I still feel queasy is this normal.

Yes: If you getting better than I'm okay with it. Even if it is a slow recovery. However if it has been a full week and you are as sick as you were on day one, I would get immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Hi I haven't had an appetite for two days then on the third day I started vomiting. Stomach flu?

Possibly: If your symptoms don't resolve over the next few days, I would go in for a history and physical exam. Best of luck! ...Read more

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My stomach is still gurgling and throat sore after flu last week. I am taking probiotic. What else is recommended?

My stomach is still gurgling and throat sore after flu last week. I am taking probiotic. What else is recommended?

Probiotic: If you took antibiotics to deal w/flu it is good that you are now taking probiotics to replace the good bacteria that was killed off. If the probiotics you are taking are not the kind you need to keep in the fridg I suggest you use that kind because they are more alive than the ones on the shelf. Alternatively, l-glutamine powder is a pre-biotic which prompts the body to create probiotics. ...Read more

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Threw up twice in one week after I had almost recovered from the stomach flu. Does this mean I'm still sick?

Threw up twice in one week after I had almost recovered from the stomach flu. Does this mean I'm still sick?

Gastroenteritis: May have left your GI tract irritated or thrown off your natural probiotics. That is why a gentle and bland diet is recommended as a transition. However, it is possible the two episodes of vomiting weren't associated with the recent bout of stomach flu. Take care. ...Read more

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Hi my 12 year old has the stomach flu for a week now and is okay but still has diarrhoea and she still has stomach pain and can't eat any solutions?

Hi my 12 year old has the stomach flu for a week now and is okay but still has diarrhoea and she still has stomach pain and can't eat any solutions?

Beware of dehydratio: Initially, the most important thing is to avoid dehydration. Watch for urine production, presence of tears and moisture of the mouth, as well as signs of decreased activity or lethargy. Administer oral rehydration fluids, then progress to bland diet If no improvement, seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Dyspepsia after stomach flu 2 months ago. Dexilant 60 mg for 2 weeks. Zantac 300mg at night. How long for Dexilant work 24/7? How long dyspepsia last?

Dyspepsia after stomach flu 2 months ago. Dexilant 60 mg for 2 weeks. Zantac 300mg at night. How long for Dexilant work 24/7? How long dyspepsia last?

Dyspepsia: Are your symptoms related to reflux or hyperacidity? If so, these medications should offer relief quickly. If you're referring to postmeal bloating and belching or bile reflux, they may not be effective. Try following a bland, fat free diet, avoid alcohol, caffeine, nicotine and take mylanta 1/2 hour after meals and at bedtime. Take either deliant or zantac daily. See a gastroenterologist as neede ...Read more

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Took milk thistle. Stomach upset so stopped. Same time had flu (not stomach flu) but lost appetite & nauseous esp after food. Feels like when my gallbladder was inflamed. Have I caused damage?

Took milk thistle. Stomach upset so stopped. Same time had flu (not stomach flu) but lost appetite & nauseous esp after food. Feels like when my gallbladder was inflamed. Have I caused damage?

NO, however...: Milk thistle has been the subject of many research studies. While the results are mixed re: benefits, the studies have found it is quite safe. However, it can cause nausea, but this should stop as soon as you stop taking it. It does not cause gallbladder inflammation but gallbladder problems are common whether you have taken milk thistle or not. See http://bit. Ly/16m9ire ; http://bit. Ly/1jlxytu. ...Read more

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I have the flu. I have bad abdominal pains, nausea, vomiting, complete loss of appetite, and dehydration. What can I do for the pain in my belly?

I have the flu. I have bad abdominal pains, nausea, vomiting, complete loss of appetite, and dehydration. What can I do for the pain in my belly?

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. Probably the simplest way to reduce nausea ; upset stomach is with ginger. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized >. ...Read more

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When should we see a doc for the stomach flu? 24 hrs of violent vomiting, diarrhea, and fever (101.8*) so far, no appetite, some abdominal aches.

When should we see a doc for the stomach flu? 24 hrs of violent vomiting, diarrhea, and fever (101.8*) so far, no appetite, some abdominal aches.

Clear liquids: Drink frequent sips of clear liquids, such as sport drinks or flat ginger ale. Monitor your urine output. If you have fewer than three voids in a day, or your urine looks very dark yellow, then you are dehydrated and may need to be seen in an urgent care or emergency room. ...Read more

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I had a cyst rupture about 5 weeks ago & is still getting lower abdominal pain also flu like symptoms. Like a sore throat what if still fluid there?

I had a cyst rupture about 5 weeks ago & is still getting lower abdominal pain also flu like symptoms. Like a sore throat what if still fluid there?

Rupture cyst: Ruptured ovarian cysts are not uncommon in reproductive age. Most fluid will be absorbed slowly without intervention. Not a big concern. Relax and be well. ...Read more

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Caught stomach flu 4 days ago. Not vomiting anymore. Good appetite, fiber, drink lot of water. Really bloated, no bowel movements since 2 days! Feel bad?

Caught stomach flu 4 days ago. Not vomiting anymore. Good appetite, fiber, drink lot of water. Really bloated, no bowel movements since 2 days! Feel bad?

Takes time: "Stomach flu" takes some time to get over. It is common to not have a BM for a few days as there is not much left in the intestines. A bland diet will reduce the bloating. Slowly start adding fiber as the bloating improves. ...Read more

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I'm 25 stomach feels weird heartburn and burping feel better when I take Pepcid (famotidine) sometime feel weak sweating loss of appetite could it be I'm a cancer or stomach flu?

It could, but..: ...the more likely, in large part, diagnosis is dyspepsia due either to GERD or gastritis--both of which will respond to acid suppression from drugs like Pepcid (famotidine). For your reassurance, simple testing is available through your doctor. ...Read more

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Low WBC count and low platelet 4 years b4...now stomach pain, loss of appetite, petike, leg cramp, flu symptoms, ....symptoms of which disease? Suggested?

Low WBC count and low platelet 4 years b4...now stomach pain, loss of appetite, petike, leg cramp, flu symptoms, ....symptoms of which disease? Suggested?

Low platelets: You have several things that make me concerned about the health of your bone marrow. The bone marrow is the place where red cells, white cells and platelets are produced. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why does my stomach still hurt after the flu?

Why does my stomach still hurt after the flu?

Post infection pain: Would suggest mediction side effects if you were taking nsaids (motrin Aleve (naproxen) being two brands) or Aspirin products
also just like the rest of your body with aches and pains take a while to recover after bad infection your gut which is a big long muscle goes through the same aches. ...Read more

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Normally, how long would the stomach flu normally last for?

Normally, how long would the stomach flu normally last for?

1 to 10 days: According to the cdc, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of one to ten days (depending on the specific virus). ...Read more

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What to eat the day after having the stomach flu if still naueous?

What to eat the day after having the stomach flu if still naueous?

Simple carbohydrates: If still nauseated, drinking fluid is more important than eating. However, if you really feel like eating stick to very simple carbs...Soda crackers, white rice, popsicles, bananas. Not teh center of a healthy diet but also don't challenge an inflamed stomach. Even inflamed tissue can absorb simple sugars so you can get some calories. If you vomit, go back to clear liquids. ...Read more

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How long after having the stomach flu are you contagious?

How long after having the stomach flu are you contagious?

After flu stops not: Once the vomiting stops you are no longer contagious. If you had diarrhea you can continue to have loose stools but won't pass it on it you are really good about hand washing and not touching things until thoroughly washed. If you have fever you are still contagious ...Read more