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Upset stomach,nausea,body aches,cough,headache an chills. Stomach flu or influenza?

Upset stomach,nausea,body aches,cough,headache an chills. Stomach flu or influenza?

Hard to say: without running some tests . Best to get treated by your family physician to come to a specific diagnosis and treatment plans . ...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


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Could the flu cause stomach upset and diarrhea?

Could the flu cause stomach upset and diarrhea?

Yes: The influenza virus certainly can cause both respiratory and GI symptoms. Viral infections can only be treated symptomatically and hopefully, your immune system with resolve this problem. ...Read more

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Are food poisoning and stomach flu the same thing?

Are food poisoning and stomach flu the same thing?

No: Food poisoning refers to contamination of food leading typically to diarrhea and abdominal pain. Stomach flu refers to mild viral illness with a predominance of similar symptoms of abdominal cramping and diarrhea. These may not be easily distinguished clinically. ...Read more

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Stomach flu treatment?

Stomach flu treatment?

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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Can tylenol (acetaminophen) and flu antibiotics cause stomach upset and diarrhea? I am having these medicines for flu.

Can tylenol (acetaminophen) and flu antibiotics cause stomach upset and diarrhea? I am having these medicines for flu.

DETAILS MATTER!!!!!: "Flu antibiotics"?????? When you submit this again with the exact names of all your meds then an answer is possible. "Stomach upset" is vague. Nausea, vomiting, pain, burning??? "Flu" is too vague. Antibiotics vary widely but all are likely to cause nausea, diarrhea, etc. Antibiotics should not be used for routine viral infections. Resubmit this question with details. ...Read more

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How are swine flu or influenza and normal flu or influenza distinguished from each other?

How are swine flu or influenza and normal flu or influenza distinguished from each other?

They are all type A: Flu viruses, whether designated as swine or avian depends on where the virus primarily originated. All type a influenza viruses can interchange parts of their RNA with other type a flus. ...Read more

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How are a stomach virus and food poisoning different?

How are a stomach virus and food poisoning different?

Stomach virus is one: Form of food poisoning. There are many causes of food poisoning and each has different symptoms. Consult this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/food-poisoning. ...Read more

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Can same virus that causes sore throat, cough with mucus also cause diarehea and disturb stomach.

Can same virus that causes sore throat,  cough with mucus also cause diarehea and disturb stomach.

Yes - definitely: Many viruses that I know can cause respiratory and GI symptoms. The biggest question is 'how sick' you are and can you fight through it? For any concerns, it's best to see a doctor and get a definitive diagnosis. The Middle East is affected by MERS, as I'm sure you know, and this would be important to rule out. Influenza, adenovirus, enteroviruses, plus a host of others are on my list. Take care. ...Read more

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How are an ulcer and stomach flu different?

How are an ulcer and stomach flu different?

Quite different: Peptic ulcer disease refers to painful ulcers in the lining of the stomach or duodenum( prox. Small bowel)..Infection with bacteria called h. Pylori causes ulcers. Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (nsaids) can also cause ulceration as well as excess acid production. Gastroenteritis is caused by virus and usually produces combination of vomiting and diarrhea. ...Read more

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Feeling feverish but no fever. Allergies? Plus diarrhea, upset stomach, chills, and anxiety. Could this all be from my bronchitis?

Feeling feverish but no fever. Allergies? Plus diarrhea, upset stomach, chills, and anxiety. Could this all be from my bronchitis?

Intestinal infection: It is not uncommon lung infection to have some constitutional symptoms but the symptoms you listed indicate that your problem lies in your intestine . You might have most likely viral intestinal infection . You mentioned also anxiety which also can be cause of diarrhea if not recognized and treated in appropriate manner. If symptoms persists, i would advise you to see your doc. Stay hydrated. ...Read more

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How are swine flu and seasonal flu different?

Differences: This is the best I have seen to help differentiate: http://www.Newmilfordschools.Org/gibbs/nurse/cold_flu_swine_flu.Pdf. ...Read more

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Is strep throat and stomach diarrhea connected ?

Is strep throat and stomach diarrhea connected ?

Strep??: Not usually associated, but definitely possible. Strep affects the back of your throat and can irritate the whole GI tract, so it is sensible that it could cause diarrhea. Just not a common complaint with strep. ...Read more

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Could the flu shot cause a stomach ache?

Could the flu shot cause a stomach ache?

Influenza Vacccine: Stomach Ache was not listed on any of the articles that I reviewed. The flu shot has inactivated virus- so it will not infect you with the flu. If you have reactions to the shot they usually resolve within one to two days. Side effects can include a low grade fever, aches & pain, and localized swelling, redness and pain at the shot site. Some people have had allergic reactions to the flu vaccine. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more