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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

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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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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Stomach ache sun burned dehydrated fever?

Stomach ache  sun burned dehydrated fever?

Hydrate!: You may be having a "heat injury".This is a spectrum of illness from a slight illness to heat stroke, which can kill.Get fluids quickly, more than you'd think.Until you pee clear urine you are in danger. ...Read more

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Sneezing, sinus congestion, chills, sweats, diarrhea, nausea. Vomiting every 1-2 hours. I got my flu shot this year.

Sneezing, sinus congestion, chills, sweats, diarrhea, nausea. Vomiting every 1-2 hours. I got my flu shot this year.

Explanation : These all symptoms most likely related to other viral infection, not flu. To help yourself you need to drink fluids by small amount but very often to prevent dehydration, first of all. Diet with a lot of rice, apple sauce, toast, banana are helpful. Advil or Motrin may help with chills. And Day/nyouil is helpful for sinus congestion. Be well soon. ...Read more

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Face feels hot, cold chills, tight throat, fatigue, upset stomach, diarrhea, shoulder/neck aches, brain fog, congestion, but no fever?

Face feels hot, cold chills, tight throat, fatigue, upset stomach, diarrhea, shoulder/neck aches, brain fog, congestion, but no fever?

Rest.: Sounds like you have the flu. If it is viral, you may only have low grade fever or sometimes none at all. O to bed, take 650 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) every 4 hours for the aches and pains, gargle with warm salt water, drink lots of fluids, chicken broth and just rest. Hopefully, it is just the one day flu. ...Read more

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Could i be experiencing allergies in winter season ? I feel ill no fever ! upset stomach, sinus congestion, sore throat, ear pain/pressure. Low appeti

Could i be experiencing allergies in winter season ? I feel ill no fever ! upset stomach, sinus congestion, sore throat, ear pain/pressure. Low appeti

Yes: You may be allergic to indoor allergens which include house dust mites, molds, pet etc. However upset stomach occurs only rarely mostly from profuse post-nasal drips. If your house has a humidifier in the furnace or anywhere, be sure to check for molds in the water compartment. You need to consult your doctor as well since there are many other answers. ...Read more

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Flu or cold? Symptoms were: Sudden chills, very slight temp, body aches, congested nose, headache, exhaustion, diarrea, stomach ache. And what to do?

Flu or cold? Symptoms were: Sudden chills, very slight temp, body aches, congested nose, headache, exhaustion, diarrea, stomach ache. And what to do?

Systemic viral: Your symptoms have the features of a systemic viral illness. We tend to call this "the flu" though it may well be caused by another virus besides the influenza virus. So isolate yourself, wash your hands frequently, take plenty fluids while eating well, and get plenty rest. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Fever, sore throat, throwing up, diarrhea, sore body, kidneys hurt, constant head ache going on 5 days.... The flu maybe?

Fever, sore throat, throwing up, diarrhea, sore body, kidneys hurt, constant head ache going on 5 days.... The flu maybe?

See a dr: This could be a general viral infection/ flu or it could be something more serious such as a kidney infection (pyelonephritis) if you have any urinary symptoms at all such as burning, increased frequency or inability to empty your bladder completely you need to visit your doctor immediately. Otherwise if you don't have urinary symptoms this could be a viral illness that would resolve in 10-14days ...Read more

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When is flu season?

When is flu season?

Roughy Nov-Feb: This depends on where you live....Typically the flu hits earlier (Oct-Nov) in the west and north. The eastern and southern states get hit a little later, even Dec-Jan. Generally the flu cases will start decreasing around March. The CDC website is an excellent resource (www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/fluactivitysurv.htm). The flu contributes to 20, 000+ deaths in the US every year - get your flu shot! ...Read more

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Intestinal flu and diarreha like coffee grinds?

Intestinal flu and diarreha like coffee grinds?

Serious.: When you have "coffee ground stool", blood has been digested, which means the bleeding is happening fairly high up in your intestines, not down where the hemorrhoids would cause bright red blood. This kind of bleeding is serious, and you need to be seen for it when you read this answer. Call your family doc or go to the local er/urgent care. ...Read more

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How can i get rid of flu and cold during flu cold season in pregnancy?

Flu: If you have the Flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like Tylenol (acetaminophen). Rest A LOT! In some situations antiviral medications (Tamiflu, Relenza, Flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more

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Stomach flu starting Wednesday night. Still having bouts of diarrhea, lots of stomach pains, cramping, gas, loud stomach noises and movements. ?

Stomach flu starting Wednesday night. Still having bouts of diarrhea, lots of stomach pains, cramping, gas, loud stomach noises and movements. ?

Stomach flu: It does sound about right for a viral gastroenteritis. Rest, hydrate, and nourish yourself with easily digestible foods like applesauce, rice, and bananas for now. If you are unable to stay hydrated, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Had stomach virus (think) 3days ago, felt better one day, now fever again, weakness, cough, malaise, headache. Still stomach virus or?

Had stomach virus (think) 3days ago, felt better one day, now fever again, weakness, cough, malaise, headache. Still stomach virus or?

Hard to know: Two phase illnesses like yours are recognised in the study of infections and usually but not always mean virus. Where you live is an important clue. In any case it is impossible to diagnose you with this condition online. Doesn't sound like a stomach virus. If you don't recover quickly and perhaps even if you do ~I would go and see a doctor, an Infectious Disease doctor if you can. ...Read more

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Flu like symptoms, as in fever, 101-ish body aches, clammy skin, cold sweats, headache, zero energy. I have zero cough no runny nose. Can it b flu?

Flu like symptoms, as in fever, 101-ish body aches, clammy skin, cold sweats, headache, zero energy. I have zero cough no runny nose. Can it b flu?

Infection: Sounds miserable! Many different kinds of infections produce these same flu-like symptoms but if there are no respiratory symptoms emerging by now then influenza is unlikely. Look for other possible sites of infection. ...Read more

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I was sick with flu A, fever of 102.3 , stuffy nose chills headache fatigue runny nose throat problems vomiting, now body temp 95.4 severe stomach?

 I was sick with flu A, fever of 102.3 , stuffy nose chills headache fatigue runny nose throat problems vomiting, now body temp 95.4 severe stomach?

All can be seen: With a bad case of influenza. It really comes down to are you able to keep up with oral intake, try to focus on low sugar electrolyte replete solutions like pedialyte or low calorie gatorade, but also how severe you pain is. If you are unable to keep hydrated and/or the pain is severe, go to the ER. You many need IV fluids and to be monitored for a very short period of time and/or pain meds. ...Read more

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Day1 sore throat D2 high fever, weak, D3 diarrhea, cough,no fever, no voice, weak, pox like rash (7 tummy) Day4 cough, sore throat, no voice rash Flu?

Day1 sore throat
D2 high fever, weak,
D3 diarrhea, cough,no fever, no voice, weak, pox like rash (7 tummy)
Day4 cough, sore throat, no voice rash
Flu?

Flu: yes it sound like the flu. Take some Motrin or Tylenol (acetaminophen) and get some rest. You do not need antibiotics unless you are blowing or coughing up colored secretions. Drink plenty of water: at least a 2 liter of water a day or more. Good luck and feel better ...Read more

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Can i get flu from flu shot?

Can i get flu from flu shot?

No: A resounding no. The fever or occasional symptoms are a consequence of the immune system reacting to the vaccine. Not any infection. ...Read more

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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


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