Terrible stomach virus may cause discomfort feeling in your stomach. It may cause you to have stomach flu. Stomach flu or stomach bug are the popular name for viral gastroenteritis. Although it is called stomach flu, it is not influenza. Stomach flu attach the intestines, influenza affects the respiratory system. Stomach flu caused by virus that contaminated the food you eat. The food that usually inadequately prepared or it is poor hygiene. Stomach flu may last 10 days depend on the virus types. The common virus caused gastroenteritis is Norovirus. Some types of Bacteria and parasite may also cause the stomach flu.
When you have stomach virus you will have watery or non-bloody diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramp and pain, mild fever, chills, headache, and muscle aches, that means you are getting stomach virus. The stomach virus symptoms may last two or three days depend on the type of virus. But usually it may persist for ten days.
The stomach virus is spreading by the contaminated food and water, it also contagious from other people who have stomach virus and the unwashed hands after going to the toilet or changing diapers. It is important to keep the hygiene of the food you eat. Always wash your hands regularly especially before eating especially when you have contact with the people who have stomach virus. Eat a well prepared food, and avoid raw food.
If you have already get the stomach virus, go and see the doctor if you get dehydration or bloody diarrhea. Beside medicine, you can have home treatment that will relieve your pain. Drink a lot of water to avoid dehydration, sport drink is also good to replace the electrolyte. Ginger drink will also good to prevent nausea. Avoid caffeine because you need a lot of rest and avoid alcohol drink too. Eat the right food. No need to force yourself to eat a lot. You can take it little by little but frequently. When you have a stomach cramp put a heating pad on your stomach to relieve it. Recognize the symptoms and get treatment, the stomach virus symptoms and treatment as reference for you.