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If you aren't throwing up can you still have the flu?

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April 18, 2013 1:30AM

Yes. In fact, it is more unusual if you have the flu and you ARE throwing up. You may be thinking of what some people call the "stomach flu", however, this is misnamed since influenza is a respiratory infection and not gastrointestinal. What people call the stomach flu should be called viral gastroenteritis to be correct. Viral gastroenteritis is a common cause of vomiting and diarrhea.