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What To Take For Stomach Flu After Gastric Bypass
12 years post RNY Gastric Bypass & on day four of must be stomach flu w/constant diarrhea. Imodium (loperamide) doesn't seem to be doing much, any advice?
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
Had gastric bypass 3 yrs ago, past 2 months been hungry a lot.Irregular, constipated, bloating take probiotic.Today pain off /on, is it stomach virus?
Gastric bypass: It seems as if things went OK for three years and now it has changed. Without too much delay please discuss this with your primary doctor. Perhaps more importantly, you must see a Psychologist regarding your depression and anxiety. Things will get better but not overnight. You will do fine! Please keep me posted. ...Read more
Rx like anyone else: Does she have GI or ent/respiratory manifestations? If high fever, shortness or breath or chest pain, dehydrated--then take her to the er. If typical flu distress, without co-morbidities that place her at risk, then treat her the same way you would treat yourself for the flu--fluids, rest, moderate analgesic use, symptom-based otc medication. (the gastric bypass does not contraindicate to these.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Pedialyte is formulated with just the right amounts of fluids and electrolytes to replace what you need. Coconut water has almost no electrolytes, and many of the gatorades have way to much sugars for use in gastroenteritis. However, with an adult or older child, any fluids are better than none and resultant dehydration. ...Read more
Every morning i wake up and my stomach is on fire only thing i've changed is i take Zanaflex (tizanidine) at night? Side note i had gastric bypass 8 yrs ago.
Stay hydrated: Make sure you're taking enough fluids, and eat only a bland diet until you feel completely better. This means easy to digest foods like rice, bananas, toast, plain baked potato, broth, etc. Avoid fried, heavy, fatty, saucy, creamy foods until your condition has returned to normal (and consider avoiding all that same stuff for your general health after you're better). ...Read more
Rest is best: Resting and drinking plenty of fluid is best. Flu is viral, there are no medications to cure the flu. If your are not vomiting take plenty of small sips of clear liquid, take tyelenol for body aches. If your symptoms also involve upper respiratory symptoms then see your doctor to check if you have influenza. If seen with early symptoms you can get a prescription for medicine to shorten duration. ...Read more
If prescribed for u: If you have a prior rx for zofran, (ondansetron) and handled it ok when you took it, yes, you could take it for the stomach flu. However, we are assuming stomach flu and not other potential diagnoses only a doctor could make. Get it checked out if you have more than usual nausea/vomiting, or start getting abdominal pain, worsening symptoms overall... ...Read more
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