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Cold & Flu Care : How to Take Care of a Stomach Flu

October 20, 2019


Having the Flu can be an extremely unpleasant
experience. I’m here to give you some tools to help you with your symptoms and help you
get over the Flu as soon as possible. I’m Doctor Savage, I’m an Osteopathic Family Practice
physician from Tampa. First of all, I must mention even though I’m talking to you here
through your computer, face to face, it’s important to seek medical attention, to see
your doctor because having the Flu, is a potentially very dangerous condition. Now with that said,
let’s talk about it a little bit. You’re having nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, things you could,
things that are important to do is to be, to maintain well hydration. If you’re nauseous,
that may be difficult, so start off by talking sips of clear liquids, and progressing as
tolerated. To maybe Grandmom’s soup, and then other soft foods, such as, bread, rice, applesauce.
Medicines such as Dramamine, that help with the nausea, are o.k., as long as you’re not
pregnant or you’re not allergic to the medicine. Now regarding the other end, you would expect
to have loose stools for a number of days, and it’s a self limiting situation, and as
you increase your diet, your stools should harden up a little bit. With that said, that
does put you at risk for dehydration, so as I’ve mentioned before, if you’re not getting
better, or if you’re feeling worse, go back and see your doctor again, because sometimes
it’s necessary to have hospitalization for this situation. Hopefully, you’re able to
stay at home, in bed, as much as possible, with the glass of water near by, and your
friends and family to help. Hopefully this gives you some tools to get over the Flu as
soon as possible. I’m Doctor Savage, and I wish you the best of health.

14 Comments

  • Reply SDG 91 December 30, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    he's kinda cute 🙂

  • Reply HellsGun April 13, 2009 at 1:50 am

    LOL…. rite…

  • Reply Emily Boss April 17, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    ahahah he's wearing a suit

  • Reply LifeBornofFire June 30, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    I think so too. 🙂

  • Reply Shawn Afshar October 21, 2009 at 5:54 am

    i've had the stomach flu before it was the worse it hurt so much

  • Reply Love the Nug October 24, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    I cracked up when he said apple sauce…….

  • Reply MiscInvasion December 12, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    lol apple sause, thanks a lot though ! (: 5 stars

  • Reply TrollMaster300 August 11, 2010 at 11:04 am

    lmaoo this iz funny he stumbles over words ,. :)))

  • Reply kailkrau October 31, 2010 at 2:20 am

    Fail.

  • Reply anthonyww713 November 30, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    lets put this in plain english suck it up your screwed

  • Reply Rusty Nugz August 20, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    dematic pause after every word lol

  • Reply rawfriez March 11, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    god throwing up is better than going to cetar point. when i throw up i feel normal then 15 min later my stomach feels like crap. then around 10 min later i throw up.

  • Reply Name Beast March 9, 2013 at 2:37 am

    does your stomach like rubble when you have this ?

  • Reply Ali Arabsalmany April 6, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    What a savage!

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