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Stomach Flu Symptoms Vs Morning Sickness
How do u tell the difference between morning sickness & stomach flu? I have no vomit or diarrhea. Just have abdominal pain, nausea, headache, fatigue.
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
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
Stomach flu symptoms started Sunday, subsided a moderate amount Monday & came back Tuesday. Is it common for symptoms to ebb and flow like that??
Maybe not the flu?: Here's a helpful link from the CDC regarding classic flu symptoms and severity: http://www. Cdc. Gov/flu/about/disease/symptoms. Htm ...Read more
For what length of time are you contagious for after you're done experiencing stomach flu symptoms?
Had stomach flu symptoms. Puking, bloating, non stop belching, nausea, and cramps in abdomin. Next day no symptoms and felt normal. Then again today s?
Abdominal bloating,: May be unusual intestinal virus or could be food poisoning with camphylobacter as that has a waxing and waning presentation (usually diarrhea as well). Do you have diarrhea? Would also check for H. pylori and keep a food diary to see which foods, if any are associated with the problem. F/u /w doc over 48-96 hours. ...Read more
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?
5yr old daughter constant pain at her belly button. Vomiting every 15 minutes last 7 hours. Stomach flu symptoms for 6 days. Should we take her in?
Go to ER: And have her evaluated immediately.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
So, I had the stomach virus last month. I had all the flu symptoms but was told I had the stomach virus. For the past three days I've been having diar?
gastroenteritis is usually self limited; however, no solid foodNO SOLID FOODS FOR 48 HOURS
Force fluids: 8-10 glasses/day:
Electrolyte rich fluids- Gatorade, Powerade, Vitamin Water
Protein rich fluids: broth bullion, consume.
AVOID ALL CITRUS JUICES: orange, grapefruit, pineapple, cranberry etc.
Avoid all aspirin, Advil, Aleve (NSAIDS).
If not improving go to private physician or ER.
for 48 hrs. ...Read more
Can my granddaughter take promethazine, she is 5 mos. Pregnant? This is for stomach flu not morning sickness?
Pill with stomachflu: I would always ask your ob-gyn or pharmacist also, but as long as you are able to keep the medicine down and not vomit it up (for at least an hour), an oral medicine should be absorbed ok. ...Read more
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?
I've had the stomach flu for 5 days now & I haven't been able to eat much. How long will this sickness & my inability to eat last?
GI track Gentleness.: You tx sxs only. It will run it's course. 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
I believe I have the stomach flu... Started this morning my stomach is inflamed cramping and still some what nausea?
Thank you: Thank you for letting us know. What about the flu do you need to ask us? ...Read more
Just today, starting this morning, when I urniated, the discharge on the toilet paper was brown. What is this? I did not pee until about 6:30 pm again and that time it was brown. I have recently been sick with the stomach flu and have been under very seve
You: You can try drinking a large amount of fluid and then seeing if it clears, but if it doesn't then you need to get your urine tested for infection. If you think you may be pregnant then definitely take a pregnancy test. If you feel light-headed, have a fever, vomiting, or pain then you must be seen as an emergency. ...Read more
Had stomach flu or food poisoning last tues but felt fine during the wkend. This morning nasea, cold sweat and now bouts of vertigo! What's going on?
Monday illnesses?: It sounds like your symptoms need medical evaluation. They may or may not be related to each other, but your next step would be seeing your doctor. Be well. ...Read more
When is it safe for me to kiss, touch, cuddle, etc, with my girlfriend again? My girlfriend got sick with the stomach flu last thursday night, she stopped throwing up on friday morning around 8 am. At 8:30 am I came to visit her and stayed with her throug
I woke up this morning with terrible abdominal pain, my stomach is gurgling and I'm passing watery stools, I also vomited. Do I have the stomach flu?
Likely, yes: But it's not "the flu". Its a different virus, but it causes a lot of vomiting and watery stools. The problem I have is the complaint of "terrible abdominal pain". There are many other worrisome things that can cause severe abdominal pain. I think if the pain is truly severe, this should prompt you to go to an er for further workup. ...Read more
I had stomach flu, got bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Now throat ulcers I can't eat, or drink, doctors in the morning, anything that helps with the pain other than saltwate?
Stop bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is not indicated for the treatment of viral infections like intestinal flu. You may have a reaction to the Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or now have a viral throat infection. Stop bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) gargle and try anesthetic throat lozenges. See your physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more
Sometimes the same.: With either one, you can have nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, although fever is less often due to food poisoning. If more than one person ate a specific food at the same time and both developed symptoms at about the same time, that increases the likelihood that it's food poisoning. ...Read more
Dry mouth/lips...: Depending on the age of the person, there ae different things you can monitor for dehydration. You should urinate minimum of once every 12 hours - less often my indicate dehydration. Lips and mouth dryness, no tears for kids. More severe dehydration skin feels different, soft spot on baby may look sunk in, heart rate may be increased. Pay attention to thirst -it also tells you to get more fluid! ...Read more