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How do you know if you have the flu or food poisening?
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Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine
In brief: Difficult to tell
Good question. You can vomit from both.
You can have diarrhea. Usually the flu will give you a fever. It could also give you a rash. If you can, get a nasal swab to test for flu. There is medicine which can shorten the flu and maybe lessen the severity. In any case replace fluids with water or ginger ale to maintain a good urine output. Tylenol (acetaminophen) for aches and fever. See doctor if need. Feel better.

In brief: Difficult to tell
Good question. You can vomit from both.
You can have diarrhea. Usually the flu will give you a fever. It could also give you a rash. If you can, get a nasal swab to test for flu. There is medicine which can shorten the flu and maybe lessen the severity. In any case replace fluids with water or ginger ale to maintain a good urine output. Tylenol (acetaminophen) for aches and fever. See doctor if need. Feel better.
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Dr. Marc Hirsch
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