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Stomach flu treatment?

Stomach flu treatment?

Gastroenteritis: 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. Rest. ...Read more

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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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Upset stomach,nausea,body aches,cough,headache an chills. Stomach flu or influenza?

Upset stomach,nausea,body aches,cough,headache an chills. Stomach flu or influenza?

Hard to say: without running some tests . Best to get treated by your family physician to come to a specific diagnosis and treatment plans . ...Read more

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Acid reducers for stomach pain effectivness?

Acid reducers for stomach pain effectivness?

Sometimes.: Depends on problem. If acid, yes. It could also be food sensitivity, allergies, lactose intolerance (dairy problem) too much food, gas, blockage of some sort, malabsorption, type of food, etc. Keep a food journal and see if you can identify if a particular type of food is the problem. Could be a gallbladder, liver, or pancreas problem as well. Best to have it evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Help for stomach flu?

Help for stomach flu?

Rest: Most viruses causing GI problems last inly a few days, drinking lots of fluids and rest are best. ...Read more

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Can tylenol (acetaminophen) and flu antibiotics cause stomach upset and diarrhea? I am having these medicines for flu.

Can tylenol (acetaminophen) and flu antibiotics cause stomach upset and diarrhea? I am having these medicines for flu.

DETAILS MATTER!!!!!: "Flu antibiotics"?????? When you submit this again with the exact names of all your meds then an answer is possible. "Stomach upset" is vague. Nausea, vomiting, pain, burning??? "Flu" is too vague. Antibiotics vary widely but all are likely to cause nausea, diarrhea, etc. Antibiotics should not be used for routine viral infections. Resubmit this question with details. ...Read more

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Face feels hot, cold chills, tight throat, fatigue, upset stomach, diarrhea, shoulder/neck aches, brain fog, congestion, but no fever?

Face feels hot, cold chills, tight throat, fatigue, upset stomach, diarrhea, shoulder/neck aches, brain fog, congestion, but no fever?

Rest.: Sounds like you have the flu. If it is viral, you may only have low grade fever or sometimes none at all. O to bed, take 650 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) every 4 hours for the aches and pains, gargle with warm salt water, drink lots of fluids, chicken broth and just rest. Hopefully, it is just the one day flu. ...Read more

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Will imodium (loperamide) help my stomach flu and diarrhea?

Will imodium (loperamide) help my stomach flu and diarrhea?

Loperamide: Loperamide is an opioid-receptor agonist in the myenteric plexus of the large intestine; by itself it does not affect the central nervous system. It will alleviate diarrhea in many cases but must be used with caution if one suspects true colitis with salmonella, shigella, e. Coli or clostridium difficile since it may precipitate toxic megacolon. ...Read more

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Can stomach discomfort be stomach flu, virus, anxiety related?

Can stomach discomfort be stomach flu, virus, anxiety related?

It can be all these: Yes it can present as all these symptoms and more. ...Read more

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My symptoms are fever, severe chills, aches, pains, headache, diherrea, clear water diherrea, constant stomach rumbling, gas?

My symptoms are fever, severe chills, aches, pains, headache, diherrea, clear water diherrea, constant stomach rumbling, gas?

Bad stomach flu: This sounds like you could have a severe gastroenteritis. Because of the fever AND the diarrhea, you should get it checked. You should be seen by a doctor who can make sure that you don't have a bacterial infection AND can make sure your salt levels and hydration status are OK. With a bad stomach flu like this, you should try to find the cause - it makes the treatment that much better. ...Read more

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Could the flu cause stomach upset and diarrhea?

Yes: The influenza virus certainly can cause both respiratory and GI symptoms. Viral infections can only be treated symptomatically and hopefully, your immune system with resolve this problem. ...Read more

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Heartburn after having stomach flu, no vomiting only diarrhea, fever and aches. Tums (calcium carbonate) and organic vinager don't help. What would help the heartburn?

Heartburn after having stomach flu, no vomiting only diarrhea, fever and aches.  Tums (calcium carbonate) and organic vinager don't help.  What would help the heartburn?

Try an H2 blocker: Some people develop heartburn after a stomach flu even without vomiting, because the stomach flu may have caused gastroesophageal reflux, and irritation to the esophagus. I suggest try famotidine 20mg twice a day or ranitidine 150mg twice a day, both are over the counter. In addition, avoid alcohol, caffeine, cigarettes, large meals, and fatty meals. Also, Gaviscon tabs are a wonderful antacid. ...Read more

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Yellow stool stomach cramps and gas pain upper GI scope done I have ulcers and gastritis. No fever no nausea always hungry take protonix (pantoprazole) and carafate?

Yellow stool stomach cramps and gas pain upper GI scope done I have ulcers and gastritis. No fever no nausea always hungry take protonix (pantoprazole) and carafate?

GI care: It seams that you are being evaluated for these conditions. How long on Protonix (pantoprazole) and carafate and how much benefit? Are some of your symptoms newer since on this regimen? Bloating and yellow stool may be suggestive of a need for eval of liver, your blood work would better tell this story. Follow up with your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Flu shot 3 days ago, gas, nausea, runny nose, headache, mild chest pain, weakness, sweating/chills, and dizzy. If not flu shot then what?

Flu shot 3 days ago, gas, nausea, runny nose, headache, mild chest pain, weakness, sweating/chills, and dizzy. If not flu shot then what?

FLU: Flu vaccine itself can give rise to mild flu-like symptoms as you mentioned here (much easier/ milder than flu itself). Drink a lot of fluid, take enough rest. Can have Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen for aches and fever (no aspirin). Hope you will feel better soon. ...Read more

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Stomach flu starting Wednesday night. Still having bouts of diarrhea, lots of stomach pains, cramping, gas, loud stomach noises and movements. ?

Stomach flu starting Wednesday night. Still having bouts of diarrhea, lots of stomach pains, cramping, gas, loud stomach noises and movements. ?

Stomach flu: It does sound about right for a viral gastroenteritis. Rest, hydrate, and nourish yourself with easily digestible foods like applesauce, rice, and bananas for now. If you are unable to stay hydrated, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have stomach flu or just too much to eat, what to do for relief?

I have stomach flu or just too much to eat, what to do for relief?

Gastroenteritis: The symptoms of stomach flu (viral gastroenteritis) can include: nausea, vomiting, headache, watery bowel movements (not bloody), abdominal cramps and a low fever. 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, . ...Read more

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My chest,throat, and legs ache after the stomach flu (it mainly consisted of me dry heaving stomach acid) is this normal and what can I do for relief?

My chest,throat, and legs ache after the stomach flu (it mainly consisted of me dry heaving stomach acid) is this normal and what can I do for relief?

Vomiting & K+: The retching of acid can cause the lining of your esophagus which goes through your chest and the back of your throat to be sore, try choraseptic and bland foods for a while and both should get better. You can sometimes vomit until you lose potassium and magnesium. As soon as you can eat bannanas which can replenish both. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is meant by stomach flu?

What is meant by stomach flu?

Stomach flu: This term is generally used to mean an infectious bug called gastroenteritis. ...Read more

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How common is the stomach flu?

Quite common: It is most often communicated through contaminated water or food. ...Read more

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Will stomach flu go by itself ?

Will stomach flu go by itself ?

Usually yes: 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. ...Read more

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How does the stomach flu begin?

How does the stomach flu begin?

Usually Nausea: Stomach virus may start with vague symtoms, but vomiting and nausea are most prominent symptoms over first 24-48 hrs. These is usually followed by onset of diarrhea which is typically last symptom to resolve. Fever can be part of illness first 1-3 dys. ...Read more

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Is there a stomach flu going around?

Is there a stomach flu going around?

Possibly: Depends on where you live? As we are at the start of the school year gastroenteritis cases definitely start to increase. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat stomach flu ?

What can I do to treat stomach flu ?

Run its course: As miserable as the stomach flu makes one feel, there is unfortunately no treatment for it. Hydration with clear liquids by mouth is paramount. If you are having fewer than 3 urinations per day, you might be dehydrated. Reasons to seek medical attention during a stomach flu episode are lack of urine output, inability to take clear liquids by mouth because of excessive vomiting, lightheadedness. ...Read more

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What can you do to help a stomach flu?

Gastroenteritis.: 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. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have stomach flu.?

Gastroenteritis: The symptoms of stomach flu (viral gastroenteritis) can include: nausea, vomiting, headache, watery bowel movements (not bloody), abdominal cramps and a low fever. Your physician can confirm diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can we take packet soups during stomach flu.

Can we take packet soups during stomach flu.

Yes: When having the stomach flu, you should take in plenty of fluid to replace losses. Even when sick, we can still absorb fluids from our stomach and intestine, so keep pushing the fluids. If you can tolerate the soup, go ahead and drink it. ...Read more

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How often do normal people get the stomach flu?

Often: If you are in contact with many people on a daily basis for work or school then it is not uncommon to get a "stomach flu" several times a year. The peak season for enteroviruses (stomach flu) is spring and summer. During those seasons children can get sick every month or so especially if they are in a large daycare. The viruses are spread by poor hand washing and contact with contaminated surfaces. ...Read more

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Can i get the stomach flu if i already got it 4 months ago?

Yes: There are many different viruses that cause the stomach flu. So you can get it again, or at least something just like it. ...Read more

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Ivan i take an anti dihareeal medicine for stomach flu or nothing at all?

Ivan i take an anti dihareeal medicine for stomach flu or nothing at all?

Yes: You can take otc antidiarrheal medication to alleviate the nausea and vomiting and diarrhea associated with acute gastroenteritis, but only if these symptoms are proving disturbing. If you can tolerate them it is ok to do nothing. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could help to cure my stomach flu as soon as possible?

Can you tell me how I could help to cure my stomach flu as soon as possible?

Not a cure -: 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. ...Read more

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How long would the normal stomach flu take to develop in your system and start showing symptoms.?

6--10 days: The "incubation period" for most common gastrointestinal viral illnesses is 6-10 days. Cerain viruses, such as hepatitis a and b viruses, can take up to 6 months from infection to onset of symptoms. ...Read more

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Help for stomach flu?

Rest: Most viruses causing GI problems last inly a few days, drinking lots of fluids and rest are best. ...Read more

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How to cure stomach flu?

How to cure stomach flu?

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

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


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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