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Symptoms Stomach Flu Adults
Sometimes the same.: With either one, you can have nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, although fever is less often due to food poisoning. If more than one person ate a specific food at the same time and both developed symptoms at about the same time, that increases the likelihood that it's food poisoning. ...Read more
Dry mouth/lips...: Depending on the age of the person, there ae different things you can monitor for dehydration. You should urinate minimum of once every 12 hours - less often my indicate dehydration. Lips and mouth dryness, no tears for kids. More severe dehydration skin feels different, soft spot on baby may look sunk in, heart rate may be increased. Pay attention to thirst -it also tells you to get more fluid! ...Read more
Can someone be contagious before experiencing symptoms of the stomach flu? And if so how many days?
No: Stoma flu is transmitted by hand tooth that is why good hand washing and hygeine and cleaning up behind and sterilizing is so important. The germinate carried on the hands!!! ...Read more
I had stomach flu symptoms for 2 days and felt fine yesterday then they came back last night what should I do?
Stay hydrated: Make sure you're taking enough fluids, and eat only a bland diet until you feel completely better. This means easy to digest foods like rice, bananas, toast, plain baked potato, broth, etc. Avoid fried, heavy, fatty, saucy, creamy foods until your condition has returned to normal (and consider avoiding all that same stuff for your general health after you're better). ...Read more
Very sick with stomach flu symptoms 2 weeks ago, and now sick with same thing again! Why does this keep happening?
Different virus: Many conditions and viruses can cause the same symptoms. Perhaps you are run down and never fully recovered from the previous episode. ...Read more
Stomach flu symptoms started Sunday, subsided a moderate amount Monday & came back Tuesday. Is it common for symptoms to ebb and flow like that??
Maybe not the flu?: Here's a helpful link from the CDC regarding classic flu symptoms and severity: http://www. Cdc. Gov/flu/about/disease/symptoms. Htm ...Read more
For what length of time are you contagious for after you're done experiencing stomach flu symptoms?
My two year old recently Had the stomach flu. How many days (after symptoms have stopped) can I send him to child care?
When he wakes up: In the morning feeling pretty well, tolerating bananas, rice, applesauce, etc., & having no liquid stool running out of his diaper, take him back to daycare. I'm sure the daycare workers follow universal precautions to attempt to prevent transmission of infectious diseases, but 2-year-olds just don't follow the same precautions. Be nice & take him back when his poop will stay in his diaper. ...Read more
Sx's yes, but not: Necessarily Flu like sxs. Symptoms can include pelvic/ abdominal cramping, nausea, bloating, weight gain, moodiness, irritability, pain & swelling of breasts, feeling tired, insomnia, headaches, ^ acne, food cravings, ^ appetite, swelling of hands & feet, dizziness, thinking less clearly, urinary sxs & exacerbation of chronic conditions. ...Read more
Is neuropathy associated with guilain barre syndrome treatable and if so, how do I treat it and relieve the painful symptoms? My neurosurgeon just informed me that I have g.B.S. And had it since may 2011 following a stomach flu I had 2 weeks before my sym
Your case presents a few dilemmas. Gbs is a group of autoimmune diseases targeted at the peripheral nerves and causing acute progressive weakness, usually an ascending paralysis.
The history usually entails the following:
â€¢upper respiratory or diarrheal disease within previous 1â€“3 weeks in 50â€“70%: c. Jejuni (~40%), cytomegalovirus (13%), epstein-barr virus (10%), mycoplasma pneumoniae (5%), or hiv
â€¢dysesthesias (painful tingling), paresthesias (tingling) of the feet and hands are usually the earliest symptoms.
â€¢pain is common- especially back pain which can radiate to the legs and not usually associated with myalgias (muscle pain).
â€¢gait disorder common in all age groups- this is the most common presentation in children
â€¢neck muscle weakness, dysphagia, and dysarthria are predictors of respiratory failure.
The physical exam frequently reveals the following:
â€¢acute, symmetric, and usually ascending weakness of limbs within days of dysesthesias
â€¢areflexia (no reflexes) or hyporeflexia (reduced reflexes) and muscle weakness, decreased position and vibratory sensation
â€¢respiratory muscle paralysis 30% if untreated
â€¢cranial nerve involvement <50%; usually facial weakness, 10â€“20% ophthalmoparesis (loss of eye movement)
â€¢dysautonomia (abnormal autonomic nervous system responses) (50%): labile blood pressure, arrhythmias, ileus (paralysis of bowel function), urinary retention;
â€¢miller-fisher variant: ophthalmoplegia, ataxia, areflexia
important lab tests
â€¢csf: elevated protein and normal white blood cells (wbcs; albuminocytologic dissociation) are characteristic with a normal opening pressure.
â€¢emg: this shows a pattern of demyelination with prolonged latencies and a reduced motor compound action potential.
The medications usually used are one or more of the following:
â€¢immune globulin (ivig)
â€¢plasmapheresis or plasma exchange
most patients reach the plateau phase within 3 weeks of admission, and muscle strength is expected to improve. The prognosis is:
â€¢complete recovery: 50%
â€¢some residual disability: 45%
â€¢severe permanent disability: 5%
hence, the dilemma as you report no improvement and in fact worsening. Furthermore, a lesion within the spinal cord (myelopathy) can present with similar symptoms as the ones you provide. A few pertinent questions to help discern the cause would include whether you have had a lumbar puncture and EMG and what did these results show?
I hope this answers your questions. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read more
Had stomach flu symptoms. Puking, bloating, non stop belching, nausea, and cramps in abdomin. Next day no symptoms and felt normal. Then again today s?
Abdominal bloating,: May be unusual intestinal virus or could be food poisoning with camphylobacter as that has a waxing and waning presentation (usually diarrhea as well). Do you have diarrhea? Would also check for H. pylori and keep a food diary to see which foods, if any are associated with the problem. F/u /w doc over 48-96 hours. ...Read more
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