Top
20
Doctor insights on: What To Eat When U Have The Stomach Flu

Share
1

1
What foods can you eat when you have the stomach flu?

What foods can you eat when you have the stomach flu?

Stomach Flu: 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

Dr. David Cohen
849 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
What to eat when you have the flu and some diarrhea? No vomiting.

What to eat when you have the flu and some diarrhea? No vomiting.

Bland and simple: There is no special answer here except keep it bland and simple. Usually you don't want anything more than this anyway. Avoid fatty foods that are heavy on the stomach. The main thing is to hydrate readily with sports drink and listen to your body - it has a way of telling you what to eat and what to avoid. Your appetite will return to normal as the illness passes. ...Read more

3

3
What to do if I have the stomach flu. I threw up about 10 1) what do you do when you have the stomach flu?

What to do if I have the stomach flu. I threw up about 10 1) what do you do when you have the stomach flu?

Stomach flu: Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip often to prevent dehydration. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

4

4
What to eat with the stomach flu and nausea?

What to eat with the stomach flu and nausea?

Fluids and Carbs: It is wise to avoid spicy, acidic, and high-fat foods during illness with nausea/vomiting. Very restricted diet is not recommended because it will limit your calorie intake. Recovery from some symptoms can be calorie-dependent, so emphasize complex carbohydrates and dont be too restrictive. With diarrhea, avoid high sugar drinks (milk, juice), can increase gas, pain and number of stools. ...Read more

5

5
Everyone in the house has symptoms of stomach flu cramping nausea and diarrhea what should i do ? Where did we get it from

Everyone in the house has symptoms of stomach flu cramping nausea and diarrhea what should i do ? Where did we get it from

Household diarrhea: If everyone is having the same symptoms it could either be food poisoning or an intestinal virus that is being spread around. If everyone got sick at the same time it's likely food related. If it's a virus it will affect one after the other with a little delay between each person getting the symptoms. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
What can I eat if I have the stomach flu?

What can I eat if I have the stomach flu?

Stay hydrated: 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

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
What to eat when you have a stomach erosion?

What to eat when you have a stomach erosion?

Bland and soft: Eat bland, soft foods and non-acidic liquids such as soup. ...Read more

9

9
What to do about having to go to the bathroom the second i eat it makes me have extreamly bad stomach aches?

What to do about having to go to the bathroom the second i eat it makes me have extreamly bad stomach aches?

Irretable bowel: Your GI system.....Particularly colon is inflammed. Exam, stool analysis, related lab will help. Use pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) tid in the interim. Avoid hot and spicy food. You might have anxiety or stress issues. ...Read more

10

10
What to eat the day after having the stomach flu if still naueous?

What to eat the day after having the stomach flu if still naueous?

Simple carbohydrates: If still nauseated, drinking fluid is more important than eating. However, if you really feel like eating stick to very simple carbs...Soda crackers, white rice, popsicles, bananas. Not teh center of a healthy diet but also don't challenge an inflamed stomach. Even inflamed tissue can absorb simple sugars so you can get some calories. If you vomit, go back to clear liquids. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
Do I have the stomach virus or food poisoning? How to tell>

Do I have the stomach virus or food poisoning? How to tell>

Symptoms overlap : Some times it is hard to tell. I generally assume that a fever over 101 in an infant or 100 in an adult likely represents an infectious process rather than a food toxin. However, there are some that don't have much fever during an illness & some folks that run moderate temperatures when faced with the stress of a food toxin, or running around the block for that matter. ...Read more

12

12
How to know if I have norovirus or the start of the stomach flu or something?

How to know if I have norovirus or the start of the stomach flu or something?

Norovirus: is one form of gastroenteritis (stomach flu). The symptoms of Stomach Flu (Viral Gastroenteritis) can include: nausea, vomiting, headache, watery bowel movements (not bloody), abdominal cramps and a low fever. ...Read more

13

13
What not to eat when u have diverticular?

Popcorn and seeds: We have general ideas but your experience is important. Nuts and seeds, hard little pieces, can get caught in the little pockets and cause trouble. Tomatoes and berries have seeds though and most people are not bothered by them. Popcorn is the worst. Stringy fibrous foods like veggies give you the fiber you need without threatening the diverticula. ...Read more

14

14
What to do to avoid the swell in my stomach when I eat a meal?

What to do to avoid the swell in my stomach when I eat a meal?

Dietary changes: Recommend you consume multiple small meals per day. Also consider a low fat, low residue diet. ...Read more

16

16
What to do with the stomach flu?

Nausea and Vomiting: The most important part of dealing with nausea and vomiting is avoiding dehydration. Nausea can be treated with prescription meds such as Phenergan (promethazine) or zofran. Ginger tablets can be tried as a natural remedy for nausea. High sugar drinks can make diarrhea worse. Lower sugar drinks are more quickly absorbed by body and safer. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
What should I do to stop the painful stomach cramps when you have the flu?

What should I do to stop the painful stomach cramps when you have the flu?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Usually drinking milk improves the stomack pains along with tylenol (acetaminophen) every 4-6 hours as needed. ...Read more

18

18
I eat normally, not anorexic but have a problem of feeling sick to my stomach and its got to where I force myself to puke to feel better. what is this?

I eat normally, not anorexic but have a problem of feeling sick to my stomach and its got to where I force myself to puke to feel better. what is this?

Learned behavior: gall bladder, hiatal hernia, there are many possibilities. ANd, if it is more than twice a week, it is going to cause issues (with tooth enamel if nothing else), and needs attention. People get used to patterns of eating. Even vomiting. ...Read more

19

19
What foods are best to eat when you have a stomach ache?

What foods are best to eat when you have a stomach ache?

Bland: It depends on the cause. If you are actually talking about the stomach itself ,, bland would be my answer. NO caffeine or pop or acid type products. If you are talking about the 'stomach' as the abdomen in general . If you are having diarrhea or gaseous issues see your doctor for further advice for both situations. ...Read more

20

20
Whenever i eat chicken i get a stomach ache and have to go to the bathroom. What could it be?

Whenever i eat chicken i get a stomach ache and have to go to the bathroom. What could it be?

Practically everyone: ...Has some food intolerance. It's common, variable, and individual and may even include such innocuous ingestants as water. Reference: elaine shimberg, "relief from ibs". In your case, if chicken upsets you, don't eat it, or change the method of preparation and try again. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Stephen Scholand
1,257 doctors shared insights

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