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What is the stomach flu feel like?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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In brief: Stomach flu

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.

In brief: Stomach flu

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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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In brief: Gastroenteritis

Gastroenteritis, or stomach flu, is no fun! vomiting and diarrhea are the hallmark.
Some have fever, too. Clear liquids with calories, electrolytes are best to avoid dehydration. Start with small sips every 10", advance as tolerated. Avoid spicy, greasy foods and dairy. A bland brat diet is a good place to start. (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast).

In brief: Gastroenteritis

Gastroenteritis, or stomach flu, is no fun! vomiting and diarrhea are the hallmark.
Some have fever, too. Clear liquids with calories, electrolytes are best to avoid dehydration. Start with small sips every 10", advance as tolerated. Avoid spicy, greasy foods and dairy. A bland brat diet is a good place to start. (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast).
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