Stomach Flu Remedy

What it is: A Stomach Flu is the inflammation of the stomach and intestines usually caused by a bacteria or a parasite. Specific food can also irritate the stomach as well and cause inflammation. Vomiting and diarrhea along with a fever are some common symptoms of the stomach flu.

Treatment: Drink plenty of fluids. Children should be given oral re-hydration solutions such as Pedialyte not cola, tea or sports drinks. Water does not have the electrolytes that the body needs. Check with your pediatrician for further instructions. For adults plenty of clear non caffeinated, non dairy fluids to keep hydrated. After 24 hours of the liquid diet and no vomiting start with foods such as bananas, rice, apples, and toast (BRAT diet). Plenty of rest will help the body’s natural defenses fight the bacteria. If vomiting lasts for longer than 48hours, there is blood in the stool, or a temperature higher than 101F please consult with your doctor.

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