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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

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Influenza (Definition)

Influenza is a viral respiratory infection that causes cough, fever, chills, sore throat, muscle aches and headache. While most healthy people suffer few complications from the flu, it can be deadly for pregnant women, babies and children, the elderly and those with weak immune systems. That's why it's so important to get the flu shot to protect yourself ...Read more


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I have been vomiting and diarrhea a mild fever of 100.8 and body and muscle pains could I have the flu even though i had a flu shot this year?

I have been vomiting and diarrhea a mild fever of 100.8 and body and muscle pains could I have the flu even though i had a flu shot this year?

Possible: Flu shots are terrific, but they do not cover 100% of the flu strains. Also, when did you get the shot? It takes about two weeks for your body to build up full immunity to the strains it does cover. You could also have a really bad cold or a number of other viral or occasionally bacterial infections that should be self limited. If you do not start to get better after a cple days though, see a dr. ...Read more

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My niece is not feeling good. She has diarrhea, can barely eat, weak, dizzy, some vomiting but no fever. Is this the flu?

My niece is not feeling good. She has diarrhea, can barely eat, weak, dizzy, some vomiting but no fever. Is this the flu?

Possible: Does not sound like flu almost always with fever sounds more GI viral or GI bowel issue would treat BRAT diet ie bland tea crackers Gatorade and see if resloves ...Read more

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I have the flu and was given tamiflu (oseltamivir). I took it for 2 days and was feeling better, until last night i started puking like crazy again and diahrrea?

I have the flu and was given tamiflu (oseltamivir). I took it for 2 days and was feeling better, until last night i started puking like crazy again and diahrrea?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have the flu and have clear diarrhea?

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I have the flu and have clear diarrhea?

May be associated: Some variants of flu have associated gastrointestinal symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. This may all be related. ...Read more

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I currently have the flu and I thought that I would have diarrhea however at this point in time I find out that I'm constipated and have hemrrhoids?

I currently have the flu and I thought that I would have diarrhea however at this point in time I find out that I'm constipated and have hemrrhoids?

Possible.: As you note, the two may actually occur together. This is why medicine is not done by machines. Constipation could be the result of dehydration secondary to nausea ( poor intake) and vomiting. Make sure you stay hydrated. ...Read more

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My 4 year old had the flu with vomiting 6 days ago, since then she has had diarrhea for about 4 days, should I seek help or will it pass?

My 4 year old had the flu with vomiting 6 days ago, since then she has had diarrhea for about 4 days, should I  seek  help or will it pass?

Diarrhea after flu: This is very common after the stomach flu. As long as he has no blood in the stool, isn't unusually sleepy or otherwise acts strange, just give it a few days even a week. Avoid all juices and give extra starch. Yoghurt may help too. ...Read more

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No appetite, headache, nonstop cough and its not the flu., diarrhea , vomiting 4 days straight ?

No appetite, headache, nonstop cough and its not
 the flu., diarrhea , vomiting 4 days straight ?

Another virus: May be to blame besides the influenza virus. There are numerous viruses, but only some of them are commonly tested for. One of these is the flu. Just because you tested negative for this does not mean you don't have another flu-like illness. Stay in touch with your doctor and get plenty of rest, fluids, and appropriate symptomatic medicines. ...Read more

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Diarrhea for 2 days w/cramping from diff shades of yellow, clay, & all shades of green. Vomitting once. No appetite. Is it the flu ?

Not Influenza: Sounds like viral gastroenteritis or food poisoning. Either should get better in 48 hours or less. If your symptoms persist see your doctor to be sure it's not anything more serious. ...Read more

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The flu is going around my house and my 3 1/2 yr old daughter has it and she has the vomiting but not the diarrhea. But can I give her kaopectate (kaolin and pectin)?

Just to Clarify: I agree with above but just to make a few things plain: flu (influenza) presents with fever, cough, muscle & joint aches. Never give a child Aspirin when they have fever & viral illness because of very rare risk of developing reyes syndrome. Kaopectate (kaolin and pectin) has aspirin. Does child above with vomiting have "flu"? If no fever & other members just diarrhea and vomiting maybe not. But safer no kaopectate (kaolin and pectin). ...Read more

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I think my son, age 13, has the flu, what can I do to help alleviate the symptoms? My son is 13. 5'8", 200lbs. Stomach pain and vomiting and diarrhea.

I think my son, age 13, has the flu, what can I do to help alleviate the symptoms? My son is 13. 5'8", 200lbs. 
Stomach pain and vomiting and diarrhea.

Ibuprofen : Ibuprofen or advil (ibuprofen) is good for body aches. Lots of fluids (water, gatorade, powerade) to keep hydrated. If he worsens or develops a high fever he should be evaluated by a medical professional right away. I hope he is better by now. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more