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I have had watery diarrhea often with some vomiting for the

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I have had watery diarrhea often with some vomiting for the last two days. Could this be the stomach flu?
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Customer: It started yesterday morning, waking up with a stomach ache. Later, l only had one small bite of a scrambled egg and a bite of toast and I threw up. Much later, had a couple of sips of mild soup, and got sick several more times. Without eating anything this morning, l,be had diarrhea several times.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Charles replied 1 year ago.

Dear customer,

I am Dr.Charles and I’m happy to help with your question today

Yes,the symptoms you are having of watery diarrhea & some vomiting from last 3 days can be due to a condition called gastroenteritis what you call as stomach flu. Gastroenteritis is the irritation and inflammation of the digestive tract.

Its most common causes are:Food poisoning, viral infections, food allergies, improper diet, and intestinal parasites or bacterial infections.

You can take the following medications:

-Tab meclizine hydrochloride(brand name: Dramamine).This will help you greatly in stopping the vomiting.
-Tab.Acetaminophen for relief from stomach ache cramps
- Take tab. Loperamide to stop the diarrhea & loose stools.

All these medications are available as OTC(over the counter) without prescription & will help you greatly.If still the symptoms persists,then you need to go to ER as tests & antibiotics will be prescribed accordingly.

Usually & most likely these symptoms get resolved by above described medications.Don’t take solid diet.Let your stomach rest for few hours after food poisoning.

Hope this helped

If you have any other questions, please ask me – I’ll be happy to respond.

Thank you!

Kind Regards-