How can I stop my taco bell induced stomach flu virus?

GI upset. In general- start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip often to prevent dehydration.Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest.

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I have this really bad stomach flu / virus & it's suppose to last a wk or so, is there anything I could do to make it go away sooner or to hurt less??

Tamaflu. assuming you do have the flu, Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is designed to shorten the duration of the illness. If you are not taking Tamiflu (oseltamivir), you might want to talk to your doctor or us about this. Read more...

My wife and kids have been throwing up and have diarreha off and on for the past 24-36 hours. Thinking they have some sort of stomach flu/ virus. Is there anything they can take or do? And, what can I take to ensure I don't get it? Thanks.

Sounds like it. You're likely correct. For a stomach virus, it's important to maintain hydration (water, sports drinks) and eat a very bland diet as tolerated. Look up the "BRAT" diet. Certainly avoid dairy. As long as there's no fever, it's ok to use loperamide (Imodium) to suppress symptoms. Wash hands frequently and don't share food/glasses etc. See a doc if dehydration or 3 days without improvement. Read more...

How do viruses only effect certain systems... In other words what's to stop a flu virus from entering the stomach and causing gastroenteritis?

Viral infection. Great question. Cell tropism of individual viruses remains a mystery and major question in control of infection and development of antiviral agents. Wish i could answer this definitively but cannot. Read more...

Been throwing up after catching stomach flu from coworker. When does vomiting stop, when I have expelled virus or when my body fights it off?

Variable. Dianefuru, Viral gastroenteritis can cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Symptoms can persist even after the viral infection has cleared due to irritation of the intestinal tract. In some cases, diarrhea can persist for weeks, although this is not usually the case. Normally the nausea and vomiting only last a few days at most. . Read more...