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Can the stomach flu go away on its own?

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Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes.

Stomach flu by definition is triggered by a virus.
Viral infections/flu are typically self-limited diseases, going away without specific treatment by "running its course". But complications of the viral illness such as dehydration, abdominal pain, high fever, etc. Can be problematic. Consequently, most patients seek help to avoid or prevent these worrisome side effects. So call your md for advice.

In brief: Yes.

Stomach flu by definition is triggered by a virus.
Viral infections/flu are typically self-limited diseases, going away without specific treatment by "running its course". But complications of the viral illness such as dehydration, abdominal pain, high fever, etc. Can be problematic. Consequently, most patients seek help to avoid or prevent these worrisome side effects. So call your md for advice.
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