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How do physicians treat stomach flu?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: If a person becomes

Seriously dehydrated they may need intravenous hydration.
Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. 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: If a person becomes

Seriously dehydrated they may need intravenous hydration.
Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. 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
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Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Fluids, rest, meds

We use medications to treat nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
We advise oral fluids and electrolytes to prevent dehydration. We suggest a bland, low fat diet, and avoidance of caffeine, alcohol, aspirin, and nsaids such as Ibuprofen and naproxen. If unable to retain fluids, then a trip to the emergency department may be necessary. If it lasts more than 10 days, see a doctor.

In brief: Fluids, rest, meds

We use medications to treat nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
We advise oral fluids and electrolytes to prevent dehydration. We suggest a bland, low fat diet, and avoidance of caffeine, alcohol, aspirin, and nsaids such as Ibuprofen and naproxen. If unable to retain fluids, then a trip to the emergency department may be necessary. If it lasts more than 10 days, see a doctor.
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
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