This post is dedicated to causes of stomach flu, but since the causes are considered to be illnesses for themselves, this post will be quite short and only introduce you with types of causes.
Viral stomach flu or also know as stomach virus is for sure the most frequent trigger of stomach flu. More than 30% of stomach flu comes from viral infection. There are many potentially dangerous viruses and the most known are norovirus and rotavirus. Soon after them comes adenoviru, astroviruss and sapovirus. Each of them needs to be explained, so I'll take some time to write separate posts about them in future. Viruses are a bit faster than other causes, because of that period incubation is from 1 to 3 days. If you suffer from stomach virus, diarrhea, vomiting and headache are sure symptoms you'll experience during your sickness. Rest a lot, take some fluids, not to much, do not eat solid food and you should recover in several days.
Bacterial stomach flu is caused by bacteria. The most known bacteria that can cause this illness are salmonella, shigella, listeria, aeromonas, bacillus, plesiomonas, staphylococcus, vibrio and yersinia. The period of incubation for bacteria depend which bacteria is infected you and can take from 2 to 5 days before symptoms occur The symptoms are almost the same like with viral infection, just you'll may have them more frequent. It's the same treatment, rest a lot, some fluids intake, no food for first several days, avoiding coffee and alcohol, and cigarettes.
Parasitical stomach flu caused by parasites which leave in foods and water, where they multiply easy. The most known are entamoeba, giardia and cryptosporidium. Spreading is going very easy, water on public places such are pools can easily get contaminated. The symptoms are same just like with viral and bacterial infection, with one difference about period of incubation, which can take up to 2 weeks before symptoms apply.
Tip: watch out not to dehydrate while you have stomach flu, if you think you are, sick for medical help!
I thought to write some notes about things which are in charge for getting infected. Since I survived The Day, just like everyone else, I'll survive this stomach flu as well. I was wondering how was it on parties that night and thought that it was probably like in the New Year Eve, where everyone are kissing each other, so I realized how many viruses has been shared, and how many people got stomach flu after it. No thanks for me, I am not interested in kissing parties any more, I have my toilet parties, that's enough for me.
So what are the potentially dangerous situations for getting stomach flu?
There are many and believe me, I did some investigation and came to conclusion that we are not safe at all. Potentially dangerous situations of catching the infection are so many that I thought about our survival as a kind, how easy actually it is to erase us from the surface. However, I'll point some things for you to pay more attention on them.
Number one situation is primarily connected to your relationship with your self. If you neglect the fact that your personal hygiene should be maintained every time you interact with outside world, and forget to wash your hands before every meal, you are not risking to get stomach flu, than you are risking to visit the God in any time manner :) No seriously, washing hands is very important, since viruses and bacteria can be easily handover from infected to health person by simple shaking hands, believe it or not. Not to mention how many viruses and bacteria you are actually touching just by rummage through your pockets, wallet... Kissing with "suspicious" people should be avoided if possible, don't left emotions bring bring this misery upon you :) Sharing food, utensils is dangerous like hell too!
By giving you these simple facts, my intention is not to frighten you, I am just in need to introduce you with dangerous situations.
Tip: Ginger is very good in reducing the symptoms of stomach flu! Try to find some more information on how it can help and come back to share your thoughts in my next post.
Stomach Flu - Wash Your Hands!!!
This is my first post, right now I would just like to say welcome and go back to bad, since I feel like my stomach flips inside out, sound disgusting, but I know you are passing through same conditions.
I have read somewhere that stomach flu does have symptoms which are to be considered as an illness itself.
Well I can approve this since nausea and diarrhea could be caused by other health issues. in my opinion you are happy if you have only one of those symptoms and you are damn cursed if you experience both at the same time.
Tip: Wash your hands before every meal, before every contact with food, and after every contact with possible infected person...otherwise you'll regret!
By for now, see you soon.