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What to do for a stomache flu ?

What to do for a stomache flu
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Ginger: Ginger is one of the best anti-nauseant "stomach-settlers" there is. Take as tea, capsules, or just chew the root, available in most grocery stores. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

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


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How can I avoid the stomache flu?

How can I avoid the stomache flu?

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

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Could I have flaming hots while I have the stomache flu?

Could I have flaming hots while I have the stomache flu?

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

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My friend and her family all had the gastro stomache flu, how long after it passes r they still contagious? Or not at all?

Let me explain: It depends on which virus is causing your stomach flu. With norovirus, the most common you’re contagious from the moment you begin to feel ill. Although you typically feel better after a day or two, you’re contagious for at least three days after you’ve recovered. ...Read more

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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?

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?

No: Pain on breathing deeply suggests that either the muscles between your ribs are stressed or inflamed, or that you have pleuritis (inflammation of the membranes surrounding the lungs). You should go back to the doctor who diagnosed "stomach flu" and get re-examined. ...Read more

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Will compazine (prochlorperazine) stop vomiting with a stomache flu?

Will compazine (prochlorperazine) stop vomiting with a stomache flu?

Compazine: 4 Nausea: Compazine (prochlorperazine) is a very common medicine used for prevent nausea. It comes as a pill, a liquid, and as a suppository. It is often used when nausea and vomiting is part of a stomach flu's symptoms. ...Read more

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Will compazine (prochlorperazine) stop vomiting if you got the stomache flu?

Will compazine (prochlorperazine) stop vomiting if you got the stomache flu?

Usually, yes: Compazine (prochlorperazine) is a very effective anti-emetic agent that is used in the er and general practice a lot because of its track record. Should help. If it doesn't provider can switch to another class of med for relief. ...Read more

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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

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

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Whats the best way to build your immune system up to stop from catching the flu/sick stomache or other stuff?

Healthy diet: Healthy diets and lifestyles are important. Do not use street drugs or tobacco and use alcohol only in moderation. Also of importance - wash your hands frequently. ...Read more

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Post-flu 2 weeks. Appetite still not normal. Feel hunger, but eating causes severe stomache pains. Should I give it more time before worrying?

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