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What Do I Do For A 10 Year Old Stomach Flu
? Really stomach flu: The safest bet is to worry your child has something more significant than the "stomach flu." be especially concerned if your child refuses to eat or drink, has fever over 101.5, abdominal pain with tenderness, lethargy. Its particularly important early on to rule out bacterial infections, appendicitis, crohn's disease, gallbladder disease, peptic ulceration, enteritis. Get your child checked now. ...Read more
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
The runs: If your child has the stomach flu, you should start with small amounts of gatorade. Once he/she is able to tolerate fluids, you can slowly advance to a bland diet, i.e. Banana, rice, applesauce, and toast/crackers. Try to stay away from dairy products. You can also give him/her a product called florastor which helps to restore the natural bacteria in the stomach/intestine. ...Read more
My 5 year old has had the stomach flu this week and is now experiencing sensation in her cheeks. Help?
Me and 3 year old son just caught the stomach flu, what can I do to make this go away faster, and keep it from spreading?
Good hygiene : Stomach "flu" is most commonly caused by a virus. Viruses are spread by saliva and respiratory droplets. Good handwashing, and not sharing germs are the keys to prevention of the virus. Unfortunately there is no cure. Treatment is supportive with nausea meds and fluids as tolerated. Be careful to watch for dehydration and always best to see your doc to make sure it's nothing more. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Myself and my 4 year old daughter had a bout of the stomach flu, hers lasted 2 days and mines lasted at least 4. Can we gett it again within a week?
Rarely to reoccur: No, if you once again become ill it means that you have developed another process. ...Read more
1-2 weeks: With a stomach flu or gastroenteritis, the nervous impulses to the gut can be mixed up. Flow though the tract can be irregular causing cramping and sometimes delayed emptying of the stomach. Night-only vomiting is usually related to poor flow and overfilling of the stomach. This limited vomiting does not usually lead to dehydration. Call dr if the vomiting worsens, is pine green or worsens. ...Read more
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