Remedy for stomach flu

There are so many remedies for so many of the common viruses scattered around and remedies differ from household to household but the toughest one to control is that of the stomach flu.

Remedies for stomach flu is possible and they are practiced in almost every household infected by this virus however, it is hard to contain the stomach flu plus it is the most contagious and easiest to pass of all viruses.

The problem with the stomach flu is that, at the height of the virus, anything that goes in the mouth comes back out almost instantaneously either by vomiting or diarrhea. The best remedies for stomach flu is to let it run its course.

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That said, there are still a few things you could try.

Ginger ale is a common household word when someone is suffering from nausea or any stomach problems. Ginger is said to calm the stomach and is therefore used when one suffers from any stomach problems. As much as this is the most common used as remedies for stomach flu, the problem is, again, when you drink it, it almost comes back out as quickly as it went in.

Something else listed as remedies for stomach flu is herbal tea such as peppermint, ginger and green tea. Peppermint is said to soothe the stomach whereas ginger, again, settles or calms the stomach and green tea cleanses the stomach. Once again however, if you drink something it will find its way out one way or another.

The best remedies for stomach flu is to let it run its course. Because you will either be suffering from vomiting or diarrhea, or even both as is the case most of the time, be sure not to get dehydrated. You will feel the urge to gulp down that glass of ginger, or that warm cup of tea or drink that whole bottle of water — DON’T, instead do it a little at a time. The trick is to take a spoonful. Let it sit for 10 – 15 minutes. If you can hold that down then take another spoonful or 2. Wait again. Repeat this waiting longer, in the beginning and doing it slower.

If you find that you are able to hold it down, then slowly increase the fluid intake until you are able to hold a decent amount of fluid down. If you throw-up that little bit of water then that means your stomach is not ready and you’ll either have to wait longer between “sips” or take less amount of “sips”. The good thing about the stomach virus is that it does not last for very long. Note however that should you become dehydrated and if the vomiting is too much you may need to go to the hospital for IV fluids.

When dealing with children, keep a closer watch and be more diligent for you do not want your child to get dehydrated. Don’t forget to use fever medicine too, when there is fever present. Cold compressed to the forehead to control the fever and wipe down your child as well with a cool towel to control the fever.

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