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How long does the stomach flu last with diarrhea?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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In brief: Stomach Flu

According to the cdc, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of one to ten days (depending on the specific virus).

In brief: Stomach Flu

According to the cdc, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of one to ten days (depending on the specific virus).
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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In brief: Diarrhea May Persist

Vomiting is typically prominent early in illness followed by diarrhea.
Avoid high sugar fluids like milk and juice while having diarrhea. Try to eat high calorie diet while avoiding high fat, spicy/acidic foods. It can take several days to rebuild the gut lining and see complete resolution of the diarrhea. Probiotics can be used to restore normal gut flora and sometimes shorten course of diarr.

In brief: Diarrhea May Persist

Vomiting is typically prominent early in illness followed by diarrhea.
Avoid high sugar fluids like milk and juice while having diarrhea. Try to eat high calorie diet while avoiding high fat, spicy/acidic foods. It can take several days to rebuild the gut lining and see complete resolution of the diarrhea. Probiotics can be used to restore normal gut flora and sometimes shorten course of diarr.
Dr. Christopher Calendine
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