Does my dad have to have fever in order to have the stomach flu?

No. Fever may occur, but is not always there with stomach infections.
Not necessarily. Gastroenteritis symptoms may include: diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps/pain, headaches, muscular aches & pains as well as fever (low grade). Bloody stools are not usually associated with gastroenteritis. According to the CDC, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of 1 to 10 days (depending on the specific virus). The average is 1 to 3 days.

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Hi tomorrow my Neice is coming over her and her mom and dad had stomach flu Thursday and Friday, what can I do not to get it?

Hand hygiene. Practice good hand hygiene, wash frequently with warm water/soap and can supplement by keeping hand sanitizer nearby (would also recommend moisturizing along with this). If not impolite, prepare your own food. Try to avoid touching your face.

I'm having diahrreah nausea and my body feels hot but I do not have a fever! Do I have the stomach flu?

Quite possible. Gastroenteritis symptoms may include: diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps/pain, headaches, muscular aches & pains as well as fever (low grade). Bloody stools are not usually associated with gastroenteritis. According to the CDC, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of 1 to 10 days (depending on the specific virus). The average is 1 to 3 days. Start w clear liquid like water, >

Have low grade fever, 99.5 and nauseous when I eat something. Can I have the stomach flu in the summer?

Yes. Flu really refers to influenza, which is typically a winter bug and affects mostly the respiratory system. "Stomach flu" is a nonmedical term people use for any virus that affects the GI tract. GI viruses can happen at any time of year. If your symptoms persist for more than one week, you should see your doctor.

Can you have the stomach flu without cough fever runny nose?

Yes. Stomach flu symptoms (vomiting, dry heaves and abdominal pain) can be cause by food poisoning or an infectious illness (viral or bacterial). The key is to stay well hydrated and seek the care of a medical provider in 24 hours if the symptoms are not going away. Feel better!

Chills, vomiting, just had a fever of 101.5, fatigue, dizziness when walking around-do I have the stomach flu or a migraine?

Viral? The probability favors a viral gastroenteritis Migraine is not associated with a fever. However if problem persists for more than 3 days or worsens, be sure to see a doctor. Be sure to get well hydrated with electrolytes.

I have been having diarreah for two days now (with fever at night). I believe it is a stomach flu. Is there anything I can do?

Diarrhea. If you haven't been backpacking, drank contaminated water, been to mexico or overseas, the most common would be the stomach flu. Plenty of clear liquids (alcohol not included), b.R.A.T. Diet (bananas, rice, apples, toast) are the first line of care. Avoid fat and protein. If it lasts 2 days, you start vomiting, or it's getting worse despite the above, you may need an iv.

My friend got the stomach flu I believe...now I'm worried because I spent time with him. I have no fever and haven't thrown up but I've been nasuious.

Treat symptoms. Treat symptoms as they may occur. Watch for vomiting & diarrhea. Seek medical attention if it becomes necessary. Hope that helps.

Is it still the stomach flu if you don't have fever?

Yes if.... Fever is not always present with every infection. So if you still have the symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea, yes.
A fever does not. Need to be present for a diagnosis of viral gastroenteritis.