I have already mentioned several times that stomach flu can't be prevented with vaccine, nor treated and healed with medicines. However, there are some medicines that can be used to reduce symptoms of stomach flu.
Important information is that this kind of medicines are built to reduce the symptoms, and not to heal from them, also like every other medicines, those medicines should not be used without prescription of your doctor, since the possibility of experiencing side effects.
My attitude is that everyone should try to avoid usage of medicines, and turn with natural relief. However if illness is severe, consultation with doctor is a must, together with collecting the information about potential side effects.
As I already said, there are medicines which are good with reducing the symptoms of stomach flu. Those medicines are built to deal with those kind of symptoms without a matter of their cause, nor type of illness. Some of them that should be prescribed by doctor are: Metoclopramide and Prochlorperazine.
MetoclopramideMetoclopramide is highly effective in reducing nausea and vomiting.
Important to understand and I would like to highlight it, is that Metoclopramide is not a cure, it is a medicine which only purpose is to reduce nausea and vomiting, together with heartburn. In general, it is used to reduce these symptoms caused by other medicines, such are usage of anti cancer medicines, after surgery or during any other illness. Metoclopramide helps with emptying stomach, and this way reduce symptoms. It can be used for some other purposes if prescribed by your doctor.Your doctor is the only person who can prescribe you this medicine, because of its side effects.
A person who is about to take this medicine, needs to go through a conversation with doctor about security procedures before prescribing it. This procedure includes providing a doctor information if any other medicine is currently using, any supplements or vitamins, about allergy on particular ingredients that Metoclopramide is built from and some other important information. Metoclopramide side effects
can happen to everyone, but people with chronic diseases are more exposed to get it. Metoclopramide side effects can be minor like sleeping disorders, headache, dizziness and tiredness; but they can also be severe like worsening of diarrhea, anxiety, hallucinations and others. In every case, if you are experiencing any kind of side effect, you must immediate visit your doctor!
Prochlorperazine - Compazine
Prochlorperazine is also built to reduce severe nausea and vomiting as a symptoms of any illness, and not just stomach flu. This medicine is centered to influence directly on part of the brain in charge for vomiting, and this way it reduce it. Prochlorperazine belong to the group of Compazine medications and it can be taken oral, rectal, intravenous and intramuscular.
Just like the previous medicine, Compazine also can have side effects and because of that should be only used if prescribed by doctor. Before prescribing it, your doctor should collect information about your health condition and if you are able to use this medicine in treating the symptoms of stomach flu. During this conversation some important thing should be mentioned in order to prevent side effects: what are you already using to treat symptoms, if you are using supplements, vitamins or some other preparations.
Side effects of Compazine can be severe or minor in both cases you should talk or visit your doctor as soon as possible. In case of minor side effects person who are using Compazine usually experience dizziness, anxiety or confusion, while in cases of severe convulsion, tremors, high fever, chest pain and muscle pain...
During usage of any medicine and not just Comapzine or Metoclopramide, you must pay attention on every changes that happen to you, whether they are physical or psychological! If you discover that you have any side effect, immediate contact your doctor and sick for addvice!
Stomach virus treatment, as you probably already know, is impossible with medicine. Also there is no vaccine to prevent it! Then what would be stomach virus treatment!? If there is no medication for it, if there is no medical prevention of it, the question is how to treat it!?Stomach virus treatment is on the first place based on your doctors advice!
You should not do anything on your own hand, because wrong decisions and wrong moves, can worsen your symptoms and by that worsen your illness and furthermore endanger your health condition at all. You should always ask your doctor for professional medical advice!
However, the stomach virus treatment is based on time, patience and discipline! These would means that symptoms you experience will reduce by time itself, if you have patience and discipline, especially with nutrition and body rest!
Since symptoms of stomach virus are terrible and very painful, and at the same time very exhausting, it is very hard to stick with to the above guidelines, but it is the only way to reduce symptoms and fully recover form stomach virus!
Stomach virus will take days of your life, but if you don't treat it well, it can take more than several weeks, and even in some cases whole life
. What you want is to get healthy in the shortest possible period of time, and you must take some steps to help your stomach with this fight.
Since the worst period of illness is its beginning, you'll need to get your self on watery diet for first several days, until the symptoms slowly reduce. You must avoid any kind of hard food, alcoholic drinks, cigarettes, coffee, sweets, and so on. Actually the list of foods and drinks that may be consumed, is far less than the one with what you should not consume!
So let's now see what you can consume and is recommended.The following list is a list of foods that have a beneficial effect on your body, while suffering symptoms of stomach virus:
chamomile and mint tea, apple juice, lemon, salt, soups, rice water, yogurt, ginger, bananas, dry blueberry, toasts and crackers. All these foods not only have a beneficial effect on your sick body, but also contain specific minerals, beneficial bacteria, vitamins, which can help in alleviating and reducing symptoms.Mint and chamomile tea can help relax your body and muscles. Applesauce can help with reducing diarrhea. Lemon is full of Vitamin C which is needed to strongest the immune system. Salt is mineral which can help with reducing episodes of diarrhea, but vomiting too. Rice water will help with reducing the diarrhea. Yogurt is rich with good bacteria and will regulate you gastrointestinal flora and fauna. Ginger is full of vitamins and will reduce all symptoms. Bananas, toasts and crackers will also help with diarrhea by reducing it...It is very important to understand that during stomach virus treatment you can not have regular meals, especially not with hard food.
You need to take small bytes and sips of everything you have on your menu. First few days are critical, and you must go on watery diet! When you get better slowly add some lite foods on your menu. When you fully recover from symptoms you should not get back to regular meals right away, you should continue with lite foods for several more days. Some weight loss is guaranteed, but this can be good. On the and, because of diarrhea and vomiting are vacate your bodily fluids, you must take care not to dehydrate, since this can take your illness on the next level, where stomach virus treatment can require hospitalization as an option!
Stomach flu symptoms are almost the same, regardless of what cause them. All of them have one thing in common and that is, they are terribly painful and difficult to bear.
Only a person who suffers from the stomach flu symptoms, or passed through it in life, knows what kind of pain it is, and how hard it is to fight with them in those days.
The worst thing that can happen to a infected person, is that in the course of the disease symptoms get a few symptoms at a time. This could, for example, mean that during episodes of vomiting, the person gets the urge for stool. Or vice versa, what happened in my case, that during episodes of diarrhea, gets the urge to vomit.
I really do not know which is worse of those two cases, but I am sure that the worst possible scenario would happen, if during the episode of diarrhea or vomiting a person got the urge to vomit or stool, and at the same time has symptoms of fever or headache.
So, now that we have listed some of the symptoms, which are definitely the worst, we can list the other symptoms that accompany stomach flu.
In addition to diarrhea and vomiting, fever and headache, there are more stomach flu symptoms, and those are: nausea, muscle aches, abdominal pain and cramps, chills, lethargy, fatigue and dizziness.
What is common to all of these symptoms is that within a few days they must gradually yielding to a complete cessation of impressions, which in relation to the cause, can take anywhere from 2 to 10 days. This of course would have to happen by itself, without the use of any drug, but only if you follow instructions provided by your doctor. These instructions are related to diet during disease, and refer to the lower food intake in the first few days, and reduced fluid intake in the same period of time. When we speak of a reduced intake of fluids, we refer to the controlled quantities, because in most cases it will happen to everything you eat and drink you empty through episodes of vomiting and diarrhea.These episodes, especially if they are frequent, can further be detrimental to your health through dehydration.
If you happen to have stomach flu symptoms for longer than ten days, and especially if they are frequent, you should contact your doctor for advice and establishing a diet, and also for further medical examinations.
Tip: Do not use any medicine to relieve symptoms, because they can only worsen your condition.