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Stomach Flu Symptoms - Vibrio Information
This page contains links to eMedTV Diarrhea Articles containing information on subjects from Stomach Flu Symptoms to Vibrio Information. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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- Stomach Flu Symptoms
In cases of stomach flu, symptoms typically include diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. This eMedTV segment discusses these and other signs and symptoms of stomach flu, such as fever, chills, and body aches.
- Stomach Flu Transmission
Stomach flu transmission may occur through ingesting contaminated food or water. This eMedTV article discusses other common ways in which stomach flu may be transmitted, such as by having direct contact with an infected person.
- Stomach Flu Treatment
For people with stomach flu, treatment consists of such things as keeping the body hydrated. This eMedTV article examines other treatment options that can help manage the symptoms of stomach flu while the body fights the infection.
- Stop Diarrhea
Over-the-counter drugs such as Pepto-Bismol may help stop diarrhea in many cases. However, as this eMedTV article explains, such medications will only prolong health problems in people whose diarrhea is caused by a bacterial infection or a parasite.
- Symptoms of Cholera
Watery diarrhea, vomiting, and muscle cramps are some of the possible symptoms of cholera. This eMedTV Web page provides a detailed list of cholera symptoms. This page also explains the importance of immediate treatment for those who have symptoms.
- Symptoms of Giardia
The most common symptoms of Giardia include diarrhea, nausea, and excessive gas. This page of the eMedTV Web site lists possible signs and symptoms, and also explains how long it takes for symptoms to develop after infection occurs.
- Testing for Giardia
Testing for Giardia often involves examining stool samples to check for the Giardia lamblia parasite. This eMedTV resource describes in detail the process healthcare providers use to confirm an infection, including a stool sample test.
- Toddler Diarrhea
When it occurs in a toddler, diarrhea can quickly lead to dehydration. This eMedTV article covers the causes and signs of diarrhea in toddlers, and offers information about how to keep your toddler from becoming dehydrated if he or she has diarrhea.
- Treatment of Giardia
As this eMedTV page explains, Giardia treatment usually involves taking medicine and avoiding dehydration. This article looks at several aspects of treating this condition, including treating people who have had close contact with the infected individual.
- Treatments for Cholera
The main cholera treatments are antibiotics and oral or intravenous fluid replacement. As this part of the eMedTV archives explains, the mortality rate is reduced to less than one percent when timely and adequate treatment is given.
- Types of Stomach Flu Viruses
There are four main types of stomach flu viruses. This eMedTV article describes these four types of viruses responsible for stomach flu, which include rotavirus, adenovirus, caliciviruses, and astrovirus.