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What can you do to help a stomach flu?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Gastroenteritis.

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.

In brief: Gastroenteritis.

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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Accurate diagnosis?

Hard to pinpoint a response, since your question is so nonspecific.
Can't even be sure you have a "stomach flu." you may want to consider: what you ate at the time of symptom onset, the location of your symptoms, accompanying distress, exposures to sick individuals, stressors. Definitely see your doctor if symptoms worsen or persist, ; particularly if associated with "alarm signs.".

In brief: Accurate diagnosis?

Hard to pinpoint a response, since your question is so nonspecific.
Can't even be sure you have a "stomach flu." you may want to consider: what you ate at the time of symptom onset, the location of your symptoms, accompanying distress, exposures to sick individuals, stressors. Definitely see your doctor if symptoms worsen or persist, ; particularly if associated with "alarm signs.".
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Keep hydrated

Stomach flu is not a specific diagnosis, but a set of symptoms like nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
The treatment would depend on the dominant symptom. However, you need to make sure that you keep hydrated. The so-called stomach flu is usually self-limited.

In brief: Keep hydrated

Stomach flu is not a specific diagnosis, but a set of symptoms like nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
The treatment would depend on the dominant symptom. However, you need to make sure that you keep hydrated. The so-called stomach flu is usually self-limited.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: Fluids

Drink plenty of fluids, to stay hydrated.
If you vomit or have diarrhea, replace the fluids lost. Make sure you urinate every 4-6 hours. Let it run its course and keep up with fluid losses.

In brief: Fluids

Drink plenty of fluids, to stay hydrated.
If you vomit or have diarrhea, replace the fluids lost. Make sure you urinate every 4-6 hours. Let it run its course and keep up with fluid losses.
Dr. Martin Fried
Dr. Martin Fried
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