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What can I eatto get my bowels moving after hwving the stomach flu?

What can I eatto get my bowels moving after hwving the stomach flu?

Drink water: The most important thing is to get rehydrated. One of the most under-appreciated causes of constipation is dehydration, which is common with the stomach flu. Then, just eat balanced meals. If you still need help passing a bowel movement, try an over-the-counter stool softener or perhaps a glycerin suppository. If it's been 3 days or more, check with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Had gastro stomach flu since Monday..past 2 days I've had very frequent diarrheal bowel movements with nothing but liquid..what to do? Anti diarrheal?

Had gastro stomach flu since Monday..past 2 days I've had very frequent diarrheal bowel movements with nothing but liquid..what to do? Anti diarrheal?

It would be OK: to try Immodium as directed on the package. If you notice blood in your stool, or start vomiting uncontrollably, call your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Caught stomach flu 4 days ago.Not vomiting anymore. Good appetite, fiber,drink lot of water. Really bloated, no bowel movements since 2 days! Feel bad?

Caught stomach flu 4 days ago.Not vomiting anymore. Good appetite, fiber,drink lot of water. Really bloated, no bowel movements since 2 days! Feel bad?

Takes time: "Stomach flu" takes some time to get over. It is common to not have a BM for a few days as there is not much left in the intestines. A bland diet will reduce the bloating. Slowly start adding fiber as the bloating improves. ...Read more

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How to get the stomach flu out of your system?

How to get the stomach flu out of your system?

Your Immune System: Most stomach illness are caused by viruses that your body's immune system will fight off. The "out of your" system philosophy may come from advice by medical professionals not to treat diarrhea aggressivley. This recommendation is not made because the diarrhea "gets it out of your system" but rather because of side effects of some of those anti-diarrhea medicines. ...Read more

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How to get rid of stomach flu fast?

How to get rid of stomach flu fast?

Supportive care: Since stomach flu (viral gastroenteritis) is a virus, there's nothing that kills it. However, taking electrolyte-rich fluids, a bland low-sugar/high fat diet, and rest helps with the symptoms and keeps you hydrated. Probiotics also help your intestines recover. I hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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How can you get rid of the stomach flu?

Wait: There is no cure for the viruses that cause gastroenteritis (stomach flu). The most important thing for you is to keep yourself well hydrated during the time it takes for your body to clear the virus. ...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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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

Gastroenteritis is a loose term denoting inflammation of the stomach and small ...Read more