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Stomach Viruses And Flu
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: This is true but it should not last more than one week if it does please seek medical attention. ...Read more
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sickness and upset tummy, fever, headaches, stomach pains, tiredness, sore throat and the odd sneeze?
Sounds : viral. Stay hydrated and rest. If symptoms continue see your doctor ...Read more
Do these symptoms point to specific illness: cold, cough, nausea, fatigue, headache and upset stomach?
See below: These are very general symptoms that do not point to any specific illness. ...Read more
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
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