Doctor insights on:
The Flu Vomit Color
Vomiting is violent.: Vomiting can cause muscle strain in the jaw, neck, throat, abdomen, chest, low back and groin. This can tale up to 6 weeks to resolve once the vomiting is over. Meanwhile if anything is worse than vomitting... it is vomitting with a muscle strain. Phenergan (promethazine) with codeine syrup can be useful for a few days to get you through the flu... Once the vomitting stops stretching or PT may be needed. ...Read more
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
Certainly!: "Flu" is a term misused in many ways but the classic way we as providers qualify flu is when there is a viral infection caused by the influenza viruses that leads to fever, sores throat, cough, body aches, muscle aches, headache, and general malaise. When someone uses the term "stomach flu", it may not be caused by the influenza virus alone. Some of those infections are caused by other viruses. ...Read more
That is often a sx.: Gastroenteritis symptoms may include: diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps/pain, headaches, muscular aches & pains as well as fever (low grade). Bloody stools are not usually associated with gastroenteritis. According to the CDC, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of 1 to 10 days (depending on the specific virus). The average is 1 to 3 days. ...Read more
Rarely happens: A person may rarely vomit after a flu shot because: he was going to vomit anyway for an unrelated reason (nothing to do with the shot), he is scared of needles (people sometimes faint after a shot), he is having a rare allergic reaction to the shot (he may have other symptoms such as a hives rash). People can go get vaccinations without worrying about vomiting, because such vomiting is so rare. ...Read more
Many causes: Vomiting is a common symptom in children when they are sick. Some viruses (typically called stomach viruses), can cause symptoms of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Sometimes vomiting occurs after coughing fits or after swallowing mucous. Vomiting is not usually concerning, as long as the child remains well hydrated, is acting normally and the vomiting is not bloody or bile-colored (green). ...Read more
Start with gastric, them vomit and diarhhea the whole night. When vomit is all fluid. Is this gastric flu. How can ease the gastric pain.
Today I had flu injection now vomiting anything I should watch for? Maybe related not unwell before the injection just had end of a cough
No Worries: No more concerning than any episode of vomiting. Very rare but form of weakness progressing to paralysis and allergic type reactions are the major flu vax side effects. Vomiting is not related. I guess flu season is different down under as we are a long ways from vaccine season. I spent two of the best months of my life in Sydney on a cardiology rotation. Wonderful country. Hope this helps! ...Read more
13mo boy vomited for two days. Flu? Then symptom free for 36 hours. Has started vomiting again in large amounts. Is it normal for flu to come back?
14mo boy: flu-like vomiting for 48 hrs. Then proceeds to projctl vomit 1-3x/day for 11 days. No other symptoms. Ped shrugs it off. Get second opinion?
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
I started a women's probiotic and it made me sick. It caused vomiting and flu-like symptoms. Should I discontinue the probiotic?
Obviously!: Don't take a medication if it is making you sick. ...Read more
I have been vomiting on and off for 5 days straight and been having pains in my right side that feels like stabbing pains. I know its not the flu?
Ever since my son has started nursery, he is vomiting every night and is having the flu on and off, along with temperature. He has also lost weight.
More info is needed: Your pediatrician will evaluate the problem best. Sometimes new environments will have viruses that take time to develop antibodies to protect:; however fever and weight loss are a concern and need to be carefully evaluated. Weight loss may be associated with poor eating habits or even psychological issues with your child in a new environment. Good luck. ...Read more
Headache, vomiting, diarhea...Is that a flu? 2 kids in our house have it, r we all infected by now?
Yes: Yes it sounds like you all have a viral syndrome. Passes from one to anorher. ...Read more
I recently recovered from the flu. I am so hungry but I have no appetite. I feel like if I eat something, I'm going to vomit. Is this from flu?
It may be: But something may be going on at the same time. Never make assumptions when facts can become available. See your doctor and get this worked out. Infections of any kind can suppress appetite, because chemical mediators released from inflammatory cells suppress appetite. They do not usually, however, produce nausea. Get checked. ...Read more
Flu care: If what you have is a viral gastroenteritis, more commonly known as the stomach, flu, the best thing to do if you are actively vomiting is to stop food intake. But you will need to stay hydrated with fluids such as water, juice or electrolyte solutions such as gatorade. Once you are settled down from the vomiting slowly reintroduce soft bland foods like bread, toast, rice applesauce, and bananas. ...Read more
Yes: The term stomach flu is a collection of illnesses not a single germ. A variety of adenoviruses & enteroviruses can attack areas of the digestive tract & follow a variety of patterns. Since the term involves the stomach, most will involve some belly pain & intolerance to some foods, vomiting, cramps or diarrhea at some point. Some may pass through the system with fever as its only feature. ...Read more