How is stomach flu treated?

Doctor's Answers (1)

Dr Quan Wai Leong

"A specialist in Digestive Health and Advanced Endoscopy"

Most people with gastric flu present with fever, nausea and vomiting. Some may also complaint of acute upper abdominal pain or loose stools. Depending on the presentation, various treatment including hydration through the vein, anti-vomiting anti-cramps and anti-diarrhoea medicine.

As majority of the cases of gastric flu is viral in nature, antibiotics are not required. In fact, inappropriate use of antibiotics may prolong the symptoms and recovery process. Simple home remedy may work perfectly well with mild cases. Frequent hydration and avoiding food which triggers off any discomfort will generally help.

- Dr Quan


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