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Stomach virus. Signs?

Stomach virus. Signs?

Stomach virus signs: Enteric viruses, at least the self-limited kind, typically cause: nausea, queasiness, diarrhea, abdominal cramping. Of course, these are non-specific symptoms that can be attributed to almost any acute insult to the gut (regardless of mild or severe). Persistent symptoms, bleeding, dehydration, unremitting vomiting, progressive abdominal pain deserve immediate medical attention & treatment. ...Read more

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


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How to cure the stomach virus?

How to cure the stomach virus?

You don't "cure" it: 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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How do you treat a stomach virus?

How do you treat a stomach virus?

Treat symptoms only: Viral infections of the intestinal tract are almost always self-limiting. It is important, however, to not become dehydrated. Maintain a high fluid intake, treat nausea and vomiting and diarrhea with agents your doctor can provide. If you are not able to keep things down by mouth you may need intravenous fluids to maintain adequate blood volume, and if you are in doubt about this, see M.D. ...Read more

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What to do about a stomach virus?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How long do a stomach virus last?

2-5 days: Usually viruses are cleared in under one week. That being said residual symptoms may last weeks or months. Some people may even develop a post infectious functional GI disorder such as ibs or gastroparesis. ...Read more

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I have a stomach virus, what to do?

I have a stomach virus, what to do?

See answer: Stomach viruses (viral gatroenteritis) are common and usually go away with supportive care. Drink clear liquids (starve a virus) for 18-24 hours, than slowly increase your diet to soft "brat" diet, and as tolerated, you can slowly increase to a regular diet. Nausea meds may be helpful too. Usually, in time 1-3 days, you will feel better as it runs its course. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What can help with a stomach virus?

Brat diet, liquids: Car liquids in small amounts as tolerated then advance diet as tolerated. For diarrhea brat diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast (crackers) ). Yogurt also helps restore normal bacteria in the colon. ...Read more

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What to do about this stomach virus?

What to do about this stomach virus?

Go gently: 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 to take care of a stomach virus!?

Supportive measures: Often, a "stomach virus" involves several days of variable amounts of nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. To put the stomach to relative rest; eat bland foods (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast). You may also consider other stomach soothers and Imodium (loperamide) ad if diarrhea is prominent. If vomiting symptoms are not quieting, you may need to see your fp for suppositories so you can maintain oral rehydration! ...Read more

Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...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