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The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more
Gastroenteritis: Wash your hands well for at least 20 seconds often. Don’t touch your nose, eyes or mouth without clean hands. Don’t share the same cups, forks or spoons. Use disinfectants on solid surfaces. Bring sanitizer with you when you are out. Try to avoid contact with people who are sick. ...Read more
Why not be gentle on: 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. ...Read more
My friend and her family all had the gastro stomache flu, how long after it passes r they still contagious? Or not at all?
Im 25, currently been diagnosed with the stomache flu and with a deep breath my neck on the sides and my ribs have been hurting is this normal?
For the past 6 days i've had a stomach ache i think it's the stomache flu but i'm not sure but i've also have really bad headaches why is this
Common symptoms: Unfortunately, these are common symptoms that something is wrong. Flu/virus infections often show upike this. It's a difficult call when to get expensive help, especially when there is no treatment for 99% of viral infections? Your body will fight-most of these with time. If you have other medical problems, a doctor's help may avoid serious problems. If you're scared, you probably need help. ...Read more
Whats the best way to build your immune system up to stop from catching the flu/sick stomache or other stuff?
Post-flu 2 weeks. Appetite still not normal. Feel hunger, but eating causes severe stomache pains. Should I give it more time before worrying?
Yes, take it slow: After any illness involving nausea, it can take time for the GI system to return to normal, but it's also important to stay nourished to help your recovery. Thin liquids, bananas, and plain rice/toast are a good place to start (BRAT diet), then move to thicker soups, baked chicken. Gradually work towards more flavorful or textured foods as tolerated. Avoid dairy, caffein, spicy food until 100%. ...Read more