Home Remedies For Stomach Flu

20/12/2010 17:50

The stomach flu is one health problem which is hard to contain with the help of home remedies. It does not mean that there is no remedy for the disease. The real problem is pf containment. Remedies essentially involve swallowing something, and it is almost impossible to swallow when you have a bad stomach flu, simply because anything that goes down is up in seconds.

Hopefully your sick child can hold down food and beverages, so he/she can take advantage of drinking coconut water to help their bodies fight the flu. If not, coconut water shaved ice is a great flu treatment for kids because it melts slowly, slowly making its way down into their stomach, helping them rehydrate, while preventing any stomach discomfort. It's also a much more effective alternative than ice chips because of the added electrolyte boost and overall health benefits that coconut water provides.

Contracting stomach flu symptoms can be very depressing! You can find yourself stuck in the toilet for days. Diarrhea is the one of the main stomach flu symptoms. Some people also experience vomiting. What happens to cause stomach flu symptoms is that the cells along the small intestinal lining becomes damaged due to a viral infection. Contrary to what people think, stomach flu is not caused by a bacteria or even close to the virus that causes influenza. Stomach flu is also known as viral gastroenteritis or stomach virus.

Viral gastroenteritis can be prevented by thorough hand washing after eating and using the bathroom and wiping surfaces that have come in contact with infected food with disinfectant cleaners. Eating a balanced diet and taking supplements which boost the immune system can also prevent one from getting viral gastroenteritis.

Rotavirus is the major cause of stomach flu in children under the age of 5. If rotavirus infects the intestinal walls of kids, they suffer from symptoms that include fever, vomiting and dehydration which can prolong for a period of 2-5 days. In case of adults, the symptoms are definitely mild and the disease is rarely acute.

Giving your child fluids, on a regular basis, will keep him or her from dehydrating and it will stop other symptoms from getting worse. When experiencing the stomach flu, the loss of water and salt in the body is at high risk. Thus, leading to dehydration which can be life threatening to the child.

Warfarin is a blood thinning drug taken by millions of patients worldwide, including those who have had heart surgery. Doses are usually monitored by a blood test on a regular basis depending upon their clotting ratio known as the International Normalised Ratio (INR). A ratio of between two and three is the norm, that is to say that the 'stickiness' of the blood can be up to three times thinner than the average person, the higher the INR rate the thinner the blood.

If you're infected with the influenza virus, the symptoms will not appear immediately. It would take about 1-2 days of incubation until the symptoms appear. After about three days, some of the symptoms may subside but it will totally disappear within ten days. Fatigue and coughing may continue for another two weeks or so.

While we're on the topic, let's talk about ginger tea, an antiviral which can not only alleviate cold and flu symptoms, but also help cure an upset stomach. It's a great hassle-free organic alternative to alleviate your cold and flu symptoms. Just boil a couple tablespoons of freshly grated ginger in two cups of water for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let steep for 10 minutes before drinking.

At times symptoms of the flu and the common cold seem similar. Both cold and flu are respiratory tract viral infections. Symptoms of flu become worse as time passes by. Cold only weaken you slightly but flu can shatter your health and make you tremble with the simple thought of getting out of bed.

Because the stomach flu is a virus-caused disease, a better idea is protecting yourself from virus invading. When someone has suffered stomach cold, do not use or share the foods, drinks, towel which may be affected by the stomach flu virus. In addition, you can prepare some pain-killing pills often. When the stomach flu symptom appears, take the pills timely and kill the virus as early as possible. But keep in mind: precautions are better than treatment.

In addition, children (especially those suffering from type B flu) tend to have diarrhoea and abdominal pain. In most cases symptoms appear very suddenly within a couple of days of infection and can be differentiated from those brought on by the common cold (which they resemble in the early stages) by the extreme fatigue, very high fever and the suddenness of it.

The flu (shortened from Influenza, also known as Grippe) is a highly contagious viral infection that occurs in the winter months and early spring. It attacks suddenly with symptoms we are all familiar with. You may begin to experience the symptoms from one to four days after getting infected by the flu virus.

The Swine Flu Pandemic in the UK has now killed 29 people, 12 of which have died in the last 4 days.  The chief medical officer Sir Liam Donaldson has warned that over a third of the population could catch the virus and of these more than 65,000 could die during this swine flu pandemic.  Cherie Blair who is the wife of the ex prime minister is at present battling the H1N1 strain of the virus.

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