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Can my stomach flu go away on its own, or do I need to get meds from a doctor?
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Dr. Noah Fitzpatrick
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe
Depends on age, severity, and underlying medical problems, but usually is self-limiting illness.

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In brief: Maybe
Depends on age, severity, and underlying medical problems, but usually is self-limiting illness. Talk to a real doctor now ›
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Dr. Noah Fitzpatrick
Internal Medicine , 18 years in practice
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice
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In brief: G.i. FLU 'Goes AWAY'
Viral gastroenteritis ('stomach flu') is usually self limiting and requires no treatment but sometimes anti-nausea prescription meds (e.
g. Phenergan) may be helpful. You have to get seen to get a prescription, however. If diarrhea lasts > 1 week you may have a infectious diarrhea requiring stool tests and possible anti-biotics. Hope you are better soon!

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In brief: G.i. FLU 'Goes AWAY'
Viral gastroenteritis ('stomach flu') is usually self limiting and requires no treatment but sometimes anti-nausea prescription meds (e.
g. Phenergan) may be helpful. You have to get seen to get a prescription, however. If diarrhea lasts > 1 week you may have a infectious diarrhea requiring stool tests and possible anti-biotics. Hope you are better soon! Get an answer that is personalized to you ›
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Dr. Allen Seely
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