What kind of stomach virus is going around?

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asked Jan 31, 2022 in Other- Health by BillStopp (1,500 points)
What kind of stomach virus is going around?

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answered Feb 4, 2022 by Vapirusky (46,460 points)
The kind of stomach virus that is going around is the Norovirus.

People infected with norovirus are contagious from the moment they begin feeling ill to at least 3 days after recovery.

Some people may be contagious for as long as 2 weeks after recovery.

Therefore, good hand washing is important.

Some ways to get rid of a stomach virus in 24 hours is to stay hydrated, drink plenty of water, tea, clear liquids, eat soups, chicken noodle soup, get plenty of rest, drink some ginger ale, 7Up etc.

Drink plenty of fluids to replace the fluids lost from diarrhea and vomiting.

Eat plain or bland foods that are less likely to irritate your stomach.

Rest up.

Use an over-the-counter (OTC) anti-vomiting or anti-diarrhea medication.

Apple Cider Vinegar can help with a stomach virus and help settle your stomach as well.

Apple cider vinegar should be consumed 1 tablespoon at a time.

The bacteria promote a healthy gut, making apple cider vinegar an effective preventive measure against the stomach flu.

A good breakfast for when you have a stomach virus is a banana, applesauce and toast breakfast.

Or you could have bananas, rice, applesauce and toast which is known as the brat diet.

These foods are bland and gentle on the stomach which is why they are recommended as foods when you have the stomach flu or an upset stomach.

Liquids that are good for stomach flu include water, clear broth, chicken broth, juice, tea, ginger ale, apple cider, 7Up and even clear sodas.

Stomach bugs and stomach flu are usually nothing serious and usually the stomach bug or stomach flu resolves itself within 24 hours although sometimes the stomach flu may last for up to a week.

Most stomach bugs or stomach flu's will get out of your system within 24 hours to 48 hours although in some cases the stomach bug or stomach flu may last a few days longer and could last 3 to 4 days.

However most stomach bugs are nothing serious and go away within 2 days so you should begin feeling slightly better after the first day of the stomach bug or stomach flu.

The stomach bug also known as the stomach flu is most commonly caused by the norovirus.

However other things such as bacteria, other viruses, eating bad food etc can cause the stomach bug or stomach ache that seems like the stomach flu.

The norovirus is a common virus that can cause gastroenteritis.

Norovirus is the most common cause of vomiting, diarrhea, and foodborne illness.

You can get sick and get the stomach bug from bacteria, parasites, toxins and viruses.

Viruses are the most common cause of so-called stomach flu.

Norovirus is often the culprit for adults, while rotavirus is frequently to blame for stomach flu in children.

These viruses mostly infect the lining of the small intestine.

The most common way to develop viral gastroenteritis often called stomach flu is through contact with an infected person or by ingesting contaminated food or water.

If you're otherwise healthy, you'll likely recover without complications.

Most stomach bugs or stomach flu's go away within 24 to 48 hours even without treatment.

Some ways to help get rid of the stomach flu or stomach bug include.

Let your stomach settle. Stop eating solid foods for a few hours.
Try sucking on ice chips or taking small sips of water.
Ease back into eating.
Avoid certain foods and substances until you feel better.
Get plenty of rest.
Try eating foods such as toast, apples, bananas, chicken noodle soup etc.

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