Stomach Flu

Stomach flu or gastroenteritis is the inflammation of the small intestines and the stomach, which results in acute diarrhea. This may be caused by different bacteria like Staphylococcus, Shigella, Salmonella and many more.

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Stomach Flu

Is the stomach flu airborne?

It is airborne after someone vomits or has diarrhea. Because it a virus, it can be on surfaces or in undercooked food.

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Are flu like symptoms such as body aches and aching eyes symptoms of pregnancy because you have heard flu like symptoms can happen in pregnancy?

You may have body aches but aching eyes would not be a typical symptom of pregnancy. Usually when it is said that you might have flu-like symptoms with pregnancy, it is referring more to the malaise, unexplained fatigue, and nausea and vomiting (such as with "stomach flu"), not the upper respiratory symptoms like cough, sneeze, sore throat, runny nose, watery eyes and high fever.

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Colitis

Is colitis contagious to others?

So far there has been no evidence that it is contagious to others.

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How long can the norovirus live in the open air?

Depending if there is sun light. Also the humidity and temprature. 24-72 hrs maybe more.

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Stomach Flu

What medicine to take for stomach pain and loose bowels and vomiting?

If you have the stomach flu just ride it out, there's nothing you can do. Fast for the first day or 2 and then start with water, tea and toast. If this is not the flu you need to see a doctor.

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What illness includes mild fever chill coughing flu diarrhea headache?

It could be many things, even pneumonia, so the symptoms should not be ignored, especially if the fever gets more intense, contact your medical professional for proper diagnosis in your case. But commonly it would be what is called the Norwalk Flu, "stomach flu" or gastroenteritis. Calling it a "flu" is a misnomer since "flu stands" for influenza and that is a disease of the respiratory tract only.

The "Norwalk Flu" and "Stomach flu" are just common names given to viral gastroenteritis or similar intestinal/bowel infections. These are usually caused by a norovirus (hence the nickname "Norwalk Flu").

Another illness with similar symptoms you describe is the seasonal influenza or swine flu that can sometimes cause diarrhea along with the respiratory symptoms but that is not typical of the influenza viruses.

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Is cake good to eat when you have the stomach flu?

Absolutely not !

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How do you get a stomach virus?

You can get a stomach virus by hanging a round a person who already has one well not if you touch him or her but if you drink after them or they sneeze or cough in your face if you kiss them then you'll probably get it. hope this helped
It can sometimes be from eating too much food or an aerial virus in the air.

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Vaccinations
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Viruses (biological)

Will the flu shot prevent the norovirus?

No. The influenza vaccine is only for preventing respiratory influenza (flu).

The norovirus ("Norwalk Flu") is one of the viruses that cause the "stomach flu", more correctly called viral gastroenteritis, since it is actually not the flu. There is no available vaccine yet, but one is in clinical trials, so it could be licensed for use in the US in a relatively short time.

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Intestinal Health
Stomach Flu

What is the cause of yellowish beige stool in humans?

undigested fat. ?problem bile.

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Rectum
Viruses (biological)

Can you have the flu in your rectum?

Well for the sake of giving a good answer to an interesting question: oddly enough, I'd say yes.

Influenza viruses attack our bodies by attaching to the specific cells of our mucous tissue. This type of tissue is in the lining of the respiratory system and also in the lining of the gastrointestinal system. So, it is possible to catch the flu if the virus gets on your mucous tissue regardless of where it is in your body.

So, since the rectum is also lined with this type of tissue, it is possible (although unlikely) for a virus particle to enter into your gastrointestinal system at the top and not attach to the mucous tissue cells until it gets to the bottom and then manages to attach to one before it is excreted. In that sense, you would have flu virus particles attached to the cells of your mucous tissue in your rectum. And that could be considered having flu in your rectum.

Alternately, if you had the virus on your hand (or an object) and if that managed somehow to touch the mucous tissue at your anus, then virus particles could be introduced and attach directly to the mucous tissue of the rectum near the anus, and then you could also have flu in your rectum.

The symptoms would still be of the respiratory flu, not the "stomach flu" (gastroenteritis), however. It is the kind of virus that determines the symptoms, not the location of the introduction of the virus.

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Diarrhea
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How long should you have diarrhea if you have the flu?

If you are talking about diarrhea with influenza, which is the respiratory flu, then it is usually for only a day or maybe two and it is not at all among the symptoms for many people. Some people have reported it as a symptom of the pandemic swine flu H1N1, but it usually is very short term.

If you are talking about the "stomach flu", which really isn't the flu at all-it is just called that-- it is usually a viral gastrointestinal illness and then often it is a three or four day illness. If it continues beyond that, you should check with your health care professional to see if an examination or prescription is needed.

There are over the counter medicines for diarrhea, ask your pharmacist for suggestions for your specific symptoms. If diarrhea continues for more than three or four days, the possibility of dehydration, especially in the very young, very old or infirm, is serious and needs to be avoided. Drinking plenty of fluids is important and if you also are nauseated or vomiting, replacing the lost fluids is critical and you may need prescription medicines to keep the fluids down.

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Is it normal to pass out when you have the stomach flu while you are taking a shower?

If you've been having vomiting and/or diarrhea, you may have lost lots of fluid and become dehydrated. This could cause light-headedness and even fainting.

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How many people die from flu each day?

100

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Stomach Flu

What virus can cause sudden vomiting and no fever in toddlers?

It may not be a virus, those symptoms can be caused by many different things including viruses that cause gastroenteritis or gastritis (infections of the intestines and stomach), but also by food borne pathogens like bacteria (E.Coli, Salmonella, etc.). Sometimes it is just from a food that didn't agree with them when they ate it and isn't necessarily a infective disease. If it continues or there are other symptoms like a fever and diarrhea, then consult their pediatrician. Be sure they keep fluids down so they don't get dehydrated. Toddlers can get dehydrated quickly, so be sure they take sips frequently to keep their fluids up.

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What if your poop is black?

It could mean that you have internal bleeding. Another reason for black stool could be the ingestion of medicines such as pepto bismol, which has been known to discolor feces.

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Marijuana
Stomach Flu

Do you get a little stomach flu after quitting smoking weed?

No, not usually. Of course, if you haven't been taking care of yourself-- not eating healthy foods and not getting enough rest, for example; or if you have been around a lot of sick people (there are many contagious strains of flu during the winter), you might have been developing the flu without realizing it. It's probably a total coincidence that it occurred right after you quit smoking weed. It should be noted that we are not a medical site, and if you continue to have stomach flu symptoms, you are probably better off to talk to a doctor, so that you can get the proper medicine.

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Colitis

Name 10 different types of salt?

There are more than 10! Maybe 25+

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Why is poop black?

Depends- is the fecal matter from a newborn, a child, an adult, or an animal? In most cases, with the exception of a newborn, the color of fecal matter is directly due to what has been ingested. Since this question is under stomach flu, medications can cause abnormal coloration, as well as the ingestion of mucus from being sick.

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Seafood

If you eat seafood is it ok to drink milk?

yes its ok to drink milk, you have most likely heard its bad to drink milk with seafood this is a big mith most sea food is made with milk tons of it

its fine

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Stomach Flu

What kind of Flu is Norwalk?

It is commonly called the "stomach flu", however, it is not really the flu at all. It is a viral infection of the gastrointestinal tract caused by a type of viruses called noroviruses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that "noroviruses account for more than 96% of all viral gastroenteritis cases, with at least 23 million infections occurring annually in the United States." It causes approximately 50% of the viral intestinal disease world wide.

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Where the gag reflex is located?

I am not 100% sure but i think it is the uvula, that little thing hanging down on top of the back of your mouth.

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Organ system that breaks down food and absorbs nutrients?

Digestive System

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What is the most dangerous flu on Earth?

the most dangerous flu on Earth is h5n1 the bird flu it kills 60% of the people it infects. This virus mutated from a virus that could only affect birds, H5n1 is an epidemic across asia. The h1n1 flu is the next most dangerous flu. In the United States it's become an epidemic. The Swine flu h1n1 does not have a high death rate and this virus mutated from a virus that only affected swine or pigs. Most people that get h1n1 flu don't die, but without proper treatment it can start to kill you within 2 days. Swine flew symptoms are same as normal flew but more severe.

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Viruses (biological)

Do viruses cause vomiting but never diarrhea?

Viruses can cause both vomiting and diarrhea. The "Norwalk Flu" is a name given to what is also commonly called "Stomach Flu", which is gastroenteritis caused by viruses. With it you can get nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea as well as a fever and aches. Many other viruses also can cause these symptoms such as the flu viruses. However, usually there are also obvious respiratory symptoms with influenza that are more severe and last longer than the GI system signs and symptoms.

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