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Stomach Flu Gas
Recovering from stomach flu, still have gas and diarrhea. Will pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) help or make things worse?
The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more
I get gas every time I eat. This has been happening since I got the stomach flu 6 months ago. I couldn't drink milk for a while also. What is this?
Gut bacteria: Digestion problems after a recent illness may be due to alterations of the natural bacteria in the gut. This can occur due to antibiotics taken for an infection or the infection itself. Typically the natural bacteria will repopulate over time however taking a good quality probiotic supplement may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was recently sick with stomach flu and I ate pizza today and now I'm passing gas every minute. Is it just from pizza or because I was sick?
Probably both: It's common for people who normally tolerate milk to have gas, cramps, loose stools, etc with milk, cheese, etc after viral gastroenteritis ("stomach flu"). The infection reduces the intestinal enzyme lactase, which digests milk sugar. Poorly digested milk gives intestinal bacteria a feast -- and whey THEY digest it, acid and gas are produced, with symptoms like yours. It should improve soon. ...Read more
What can stomach flu be from? I have severe cramps, heartburn and gas for the past three days especially after I finish eating
Hi i'm having back pain, stomach pain upper & lower & gas. And no v&d but feel naueous. Already had the stomach flu & got over it. What is it now?
See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
What to do if I have severe gas, bloating, and yellow stools after having a stomach flu a couple of days ago is this normal?
I had the Stomach Flu and now for the past two days I've had shortness of breath, gas, and chest tightness. I don't have a fever. Is this pneumonia?
Stomach Flu: It tends to run it's course. Be gentle with your GI tract. Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more
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