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Please describe the stomach flu symptoms?

Please describe the stomach flu symptoms?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


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For what length of time do stomach flu symptoms last?

For what length of time do stomach flu symptoms last?

Duration: 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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When after being exposed do stomach flu symptoms appear?

When after being exposed do stomach flu symptoms appear?

CDC Says....: According to the cdc, in general, viral gastroenteritis symptoms begin 1 to 2 days after being infected. ...Read more

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I had stomach flu symptoms for 2 days and felt fine yesterday then they came back last night what should I do?

I had stomach flu symptoms for 2 days and felt fine yesterday then they came back last night what should I do?

Stay hydrated: Make sure you're taking enough fluids, and eat only a bland diet until you feel completely better. This means easy to digest foods like rice, bananas, toast, plain baked potato, broth, etc. Avoid fried, heavy, fatty, saucy, creamy foods until your condition has returned to normal (and consider avoiding all that same stuff for your general health after you're better). ...Read more

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Very sick with stomach flu symptoms 2 weeks ago, and now sick with same thing again! why does this keep happening?

Very sick with stomach flu symptoms 2 weeks ago, and now sick with same thing again! why does this keep happening?

Different virus: Many conditions and viruses can cause the same symptoms. Perhaps you are run down and never fully recovered from the previous episode. ...Read more

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How to treat stomach flu symptoms?

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. Rest. ...Read more

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For what length of time are you contagious for after youre done experiencing stomach flu symptoms?

For what length of time are you contagious for after youre done experiencing stomach flu symptoms?

Depends: It depends on the cause of the symptoms, type of virus, if caused by viral infection. ...Read more

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I have typical stomach flu symptoms but ten times worse. I have lost five pounds overnight and am a 20 yr old anorexic girl. Should I go to the ER?

I have typical stomach flu symptoms but ten times worse. I have lost five pounds overnight and am a 20 yr old anorexic girl.  Should I go to the ER?

Yes: If you already have AN, an episode of vomiting and diarrhea can push you over the edge with dehydration. Pl get yourself checked out for any electrolyte imbalance needing for IV fluids. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How can you distinguish between flu symptoms and a stomach bug?

How can you distinguish between flu symptoms and a stomach bug?

Sx's: The symptoms of Stomach Flu (Viral Gastroenteritis) can include: nausea, vomiting, headache, watery bowel movements (not bloody), abdominal cramps and a low fever. According to Mayo Clinic Flu sxs may include “Fever over 100F (38C), Aching muscles, especially in your back, arms and legs, Chills & sweats, Headache, Dry Cough, Fatigue and weakness, Nasal Congestion.” ...Read more

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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


Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

Gastroenteritis is a loose term denoting inflammation of the stomach and small ...Read more