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Stomach Flu Seasonal Influenza
No: Seasonal influenza is a highly contagious respiratory illness characterized by fever, body aches, cough as the primary symptoms. Stomach flu, sometimes known as gastroenteritis, is diarrhea and vomiting. The flu shot will not protect you from stomach flu, but will reduce the liklihood of you catching influenza or reduce its severity. Great question! this is a common misconception. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Influenza is a viral respiratory infection that causes cough, fever, chills, sore throat, muscle aches and headache. While most healthy people suffer few complications from the flu, it can be deadly for pregnant women, babies and children, the elderly and those with weak immune systems. That's why it's so important to get the flu shot to protect yourself ...Read more
I got the stomach flu a week ago and it went away . I woke up today with the same symtoms is that normal with the flue ?
Stomach Flu: This is a misnomer, it is not really the flu. It is caused by a virus, not influenza virus, or could be food poisoning. It is not unusual to be reinfected by another virus or bacterial toxin again. Keep yourself hydrated, rest, use OTC medications as needed, see a doctor for fevers, dehydration, bloody stools ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Misnomer: There is no "stomach flu." influenza is a specific virus with specific types of symptoms. What is typically called "stomach flu" is anything causing vomiting and diarrhea, and this is usually either a viral or food borne bacterial illness. The bottom line is vomiting and diarrhea with or without fever. ...Read more
Rest is best: Resting and drinking plenty of fluid is best. Flu is viral, there are no medications to cure the flu. If your are not vomiting take plenty of small sips of clear liquid, take tyelenol for body aches. If your symptoms also involve upper respiratory symptoms then see your doctor to check if you have influenza. If seen with early symptoms you can get a prescription for medicine to shorten duration. ...Read more
My friend son is 4 he has stomach flu after 3 days hes feeling better is it still contagious and can we still catch the stoamch flu ?
How likely is it i will get stomach flu? A few people at work have been sick but i haven't been in contact with them. I have been washing my hands.
It depends: The term stomach flu is confusing. Influenza is an infection of the respiratory tract. Illnesses that effect your stomach are different viruses or bacteria. That matters because they spread differently. The most important thing is wash your hands anytime after you have touched things that others handle and before you touch your face or handle food. Beyond that you get sick from contaminated food. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If i had the stomach flu and gave it to my daughter, can she give it back to me or would i be immune since i already had it?
Immune: If you had the same virus and you have recovered and you have a normal immune system, you should be immune and not susceptible from transmission of that virus back to you. (by the way, the best name for this is gastroenteritis. It's not really the flu because it is highly unlikely that the virus causing these symptoms is an influenza strain.). ...Read more
No stomach flu: There is no "stomach flu." this is a common misconception, unfortunately perpetuated by some physicians. Influenza is flu. It's a serious illness that kills up to 40, 000 people in this country every year. Stomach viruses, or gastroenteritis, are illnesses that involve vomiting and diarrhea, sometimes fever etc... Stomach viruses go away. Ulcerative colitis doesn't. That's how you know. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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