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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

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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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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How to keep from getting stomach virus?

How to keep from getting stomach virus?

Wash hands: Good handwashing is the number one way to prevent infection transmitted by hand to hand contact. Try not to share foods or silverware and dishes if you know someone is ill and, stay away from people who are sick, . ...Read more

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Is it possible for stomach virus to stay for 7 months?

Possibly: A viral infection is typically an acute illness (weeks) and at this point you are describing a chronic syndrome (months). As far as infections go, CMV and herpes virus (viruses) and h. Pylori (a bacteria) are associated with chronic gastritis, as well as parasites and more rare types of bacteria. However, there are many non-infectious causes and it may be time to revisit your pcp or GI doctor. ...Read more

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How to treat stomach virus?

How to treat stomach virus?

Gastroenteritis.: 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 contagious is the stomach virus?

How contagious is the stomach virus?

Stomach virus: There is not one specific virus capable of producing acute gastroenteritis, and when it occurs it is communicable generally by the fecal/oral route. Somebody with the virus handles your food or water and you become infected. ...Read more

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Can a stomach virus cause acid reflux?

Can a stomach virus cause acid reflux?

Possible: If you start with a viral illness, the bacterial flora of the gut (good bacteria normally there) can get thrown off balance. Also h.Pylori bacteria can cause reflux issues. Probiotics as well as otc medications for reflux can be helpful. If symptoms last more than 2 wks, see your family physician. ...Read more

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Can i drink powerade with the stomach virus?

Can i drink powerade with the stomach virus?

That will likely be: Fine. Drink water too. 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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Is it a stomach virus or medication reaction?

Is it a stomach virus or medication reaction?

More info please: Nausea, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort?--what are your symptoms &/or what medicine concerns you? Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." if pain with meals consider peptic (acid), biliary, or pancreatic disease. Bleeding or tenderness suggests inflammation, ischemia, or infection. Exquisite tenderness is quite concerning. Drug reaction should resolve on stopping rx. ...Read more

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Does taking acidophilus prevent stomach virus?

Does taking acidophilus prevent stomach virus?

Not necessarily.: Although use of probiotics can help keep gut bacteria in a healthy balance - that doesn't mean that you won't get gastroenteritis. ...Read more

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Please i need advice getting rid of stomach virus?

Please i need advice getting rid of stomach virus?

Npo for 24 hrs: Npo for 24 hrs, ice chips only then clear liquids and broth for another36hrs. You should pass the virus. ...Read more

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Is there a stomach virus that can cause a stiff neck?

Is there a stomach virus that can cause a stiff neck?

Yes: Actually, any virus that causes a fever can cause a stiff/painful neck as well as other muscle & joint aches.Treatment, if your stomach can tolerate it, is often NSAIDS like ibuprofen or naproxen.Those may be too harsh for sick stomach.Try moist heat to neck.If neck pain severe, don't hesitate to call doctor.About 90% of meningitis cases are from common stomach viruses. ...Read more

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Most trusted means of getting rid of a stomach virus?

It will pass: 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

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

A condition in which a person has vomiting and diarrhea due to an infection with "stomach flu" viruses. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter Pedialyte or other ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Clostridium Difficile (Definition)

C. Diff, it is a spore forming bacillus that when the micro environment of the colon is modified by antimicrobials, it can germinate and elaborate a toxin causing pseudo membranous colitis, ...Read more