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Gastroenteritis is a nonspecific term for various inflammatory problems in the gastrointestinal tract with the most common symptoms and signs being diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pains. Gastroenteritis is often referred to as the "stomach flu," however, it is not related to the influenza virus. In the U.S., less than  ...


Dec 2, 2014 ... Viral gastroenteritis — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatment of condition often called stomach flu.


Apr 14, 2017 ... 5. Medicate with caution. The stomach flu can't be cured by medications, and antibiotics won't help when a virus is the culprit. You can take over-the-counter medication to treat the symptoms but do so sparingly. For fever or aches, ibuprofen can help, as long as it doesn't cause you to have more of an upset ...


Symptoms. Symptoms of Viral Gastroenteritis. Symptoms usually begin one or two days after infection and include: watery diarrhea; nausea and vomiting · headache, muscle aches, joint aches; fever, chills; sweating, clammy skin; abdominal cramps and pain; loss of appetite; weight loss.


Jun 20, 2017 ... Stomach flu isn't really a 'flu.' It's gastroenteritis and can be caused by bacteria, a virus, or a parasite.


Jul 11, 2017 ... Sometimes people mistake symptoms of stomach flu, or gastroenteritis, for the viral infection we commonly call "flu." But they're not the same. Stomach flu happens when your stomach and intestines (also called the gastrointestinal or GI tract) are inflamed and irritated. Causes range from bacteria, viruses, ...


Dec 21, 2017 ... The stomach flu usually lasts for only a few days, but the symptoms can be highly unpleasant. While there is no medical treatment for this viral illness, there are ways to make a person feel more comfortable. We discuss what to eat and drink, how to avoid catching this flu, and when to see a doctor. Learn ...


Oct 7, 2017 ... Stomach flu symptoms usually come on within one to three days after you're infected, but the time frame can vary depending on what is at the root of your infection. Stomach flu symptoms can also vary from mild to severe. What about 24 -hour stomach virus symptoms? It is certainly possible to have ...


Jan 19, 2018 ... Bloody diarrhea is more likely to be a symptom of some types of food poisoning because some bacteria, like shigella, can cause inflammatory changes in the intestines and lead to bleeding, but viruses are less likely to do so, Dr. Adalja explains. (If you do see blood in your poop, you should let your doctor ...