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Stomach Flu With Swollen Gums
Probably infection: If it's short term ie days, then likely to be infection. Most of them are viral in nature (70%). If it lasts more than 5-7 days then it is reasonable to start antibiotics. ...Read more
Fullness in stomach, persistent small runny nose, sore throat and sore eyes but no fever. Acid reflux/indigestion. Is Esophagus damaged?
Consistant headache, sore throat, ear pain, gums hurt, body aches, nauseous,negative for strep throat and the flu taken amoxilin ,?
2 separate problems : These 2 problems should be addressed separately. 1. swollen gums - can be a sign that you already have, gum disease or dental abscess. See your dentist. 2. Headache, sinus aches, coughing- seasonal flu is very common viral infection with symptoms you have described. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water, NSAIDs and get a good rest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had bad smell/taste in nose throat with fever aches pain left arm sore throat large glands white tonsils heafache bellyache not hungry very tired?
Tonsils filled with puss. sore throat. on day 3 of z pak (azithromycin). fevers 102 plus. Throat and tonsils swollen, blood shot. Hurts to talk and swallow.
Sore throat, cough, congestion with no fever, but have a sore tongue and blister like bumps in back of throat. Tonsils removed 10 years ago?
What do these symptoms indicate: white tongue with sore spots, fever, swollen sensitive gums, and sore throat?
Viral pharyngitis: There is no specific treatment for viral pharyngitis. You can relieve symptoms by gargling with warm salt water several times a day and take NSAIDs or Tylenol (acetaminophen) OTC. You should see your doctor if have a sore throat for more than a week. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a very sore throat, minimally swollen tonsils, nausea, diarrhea, body aches, 99.6 temp & fatigue. No white spots in throat. The flu?
Tired, fever, Sore Throat (no tonsils) Nose + throat very congested with yellow mucus which made me vomit, lymph node is sore on one side of my neck. ?
Pharyngitis : These symptoms are usually caused by pharyngitis which can be viral or bacterial. The concern is that it can be strep which can progress to cause big problems including rheumatic fever. Gargling with warm salt water and drinking hot liquids like tea and chicken soup can help but you need to see your primary care provider or an urgent care clinic to see if you need antibiotics. ...Read more
MOUTH ULCERATION: inflammation inside the mouth could be from mouth breathing. we are meant to breath through our noses. the air gets filtered, warmed and humidified before it touches the lining of the mouth and throat. start simple, pay attention to how you breathe. keep your mouth closed! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cannot tell: Sounds viral, but making a diagnosis like this without a detailed history and physical exam is difficult if not impossible. Suggest you see your family physician. ...Read more
Symptoms include; mouth ulcers, painful and discoloured gums ( hurts/stings to eat/drink), temperature, possible tonsillitis, swollen glands, headache?
Virus? Herpes?: If new in past few days, probably a virus, expecially herpes if maybe exposed (kissing, performing oral sex). Other viruses also can do this, and some non-infectious diseases. Get care ASAP, including ER or urgent care if necessary (don't wait til Monday). If herpes, the sooner the better for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. If this is longstanding, contact the doctor treating you. ...Read more
Swollen gland under jaw line, sore gums, sick to my stomach...Any suggestions? Losing voice but no sore throat.
Stomach feels upset. Throat is red and sore. dr said chronic drainage. stomach is still upset 3 weeks later? Can severe drainage Cause bloat and pain?
Woke up sore throat. Nasty snot blowing nose. Stomach upset. Just ill feeling. This be a stomach bug or viral?
Viral: Probably viral and should subside on its own. ...Read more
Symptons are sore throat, sore glands and neck is sore and aching. I also have sore in roof of mouth. Been gargling with salt water & also peroxide?
5 days of sleeping, loss of voice, sore throat puss pockets, swollen and tender to touch lymph nodes, headache burning eyes, congested nose?
Antibiotics: You need to see a physician soon no otc remedies will cure an infection. ...Read more
Diarrhea for 4 days with inflammation of the anus, headache, stomach cramps, dizziness, sore mouth and gums?
Viral or bacterial i: It sounds like you may have Gastroenteritis - most likely Viral , but can not R/O other reason such as Bactria or Giardia ( need more history ) . If you are feeling dizzy when you stand up and have had decreased urination and especially if you have not kept up with your fluid intake , please seek medical help . You may need IV fluid replacement . Push clear liquids . Use OTC cream for anal irrit ...Read more
I've just been sick with the flu/high temp/ sore throat. Now my mouth has swollown gums and painful white spots. What are those?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Stomach flu: 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
Hydration: A viral infection of the stomach and intestines needs to run its course. The most important thing to do is to keep oneself hydrated by drinking frequent sips of clear liquids. Chicken broth, electrolyte containing sport drinks, flat ginger ale all help with hydration. Watch your urine output -- three times per day is the minimum. ...Read more
Your Immune System: Most stomach illness are caused by viruses that your body's immune system will fight off. The "out of your" system philosophy may come from advice by medical professionals not to treat diarrhea aggressivley. This recommendation is not made because the diarrhea "gets it out of your system" but rather because of side effects of some of those anti-diarrhea medicines. ...Read more
Stomach Flu: Drink water to hydrate yourself. You can also have clear soups / broths, unsweetened juices or oral rehydration solutions. You want to be gentle with your diet so that your GI track can recover. Stay away from dairy, leafy vegetables & most fruits initially. Caffeine & alcohol should be avoided as well as any dark carbonated beverages. ...Read more
Don't know stomach : flu viruses. Zoonoses effecting dogs that can be directly or indirectly transmitted to humans & that involve the GI tract of one or the other include: Salmonellosis (bacteria), Giardiasis (intestinal protozoa), Strongyloidiasis (parasite) & Campylobacter enteritis (bacteria). Don't know of any intestinal flu that is transmitted between dog & human. ...Read more
See below: In general the GI tract replaces its lining every 3-7 days so most cases resolve in the same period. If it lasts longer than this there is a suggestion you are reinfecting yourself. ...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
Yes: There are a number of different strains. ...Read more
You must be very: Gentle with your GI tract. 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. Some stomach virus infections have a longer duration than others. ...Read more
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
Avoid Stomach Flu: > Wash your hands before touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Wash wi warm water & soap for 20 seconds. Hand-sanitizer doesn't kill Norovirus. Use paper towel to turn off faucet & open door when exiting a public restroom. Antiseptic wipes can be used on doorknobs, keyboards & other surfaces if diluted bleach is not available. Wash dishes in dishwasher (vice hand-washing). Clean clothes which may > ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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