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How to get the stomach flu out of your system?

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In brief: Your Immune System

Most stomach illness are caused by viruses that your body's immune system will fight off.
The "out of your" system philosophy may come from advice by medical professionals not to treat diarrhea aggressivley. This recommendation is not made because the diarrhea "gets it out of your system" but rather because of side effects of some of those anti-diarrhea medicines.

In brief: Your Immune System

Most stomach illness are caused by viruses that your body's immune system will fight off.
The "out of your" system philosophy may come from advice by medical professionals not to treat diarrhea aggressivley. This recommendation is not made because the diarrhea "gets it out of your system" but rather because of side effects of some of those anti-diarrhea medicines.
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