Stomach flu or gastroenteritis is a type of infection in the digestive tract, particularly the stomach and intestine. The disease is caused by a viral or bacterial parasites that spread through foodand water that has been contaminated.
This disease can also be caused by certain toxins contained in some seafood. In addition, the disease can be caused due to the use of strong laxatives to overcome constipation.
Symptoms of stomach flu or gastroenteritis is characterized by vomiting, diarrhea and even fever accompanied by dehydration. Early symptoms of stomach flu is characterized by pain and cramps in the stomach.
Stomach flu sufferers should be drinking on a regular basis to suppress the symptoms of dehydration. Drinking plain water is not enough for people with diarrhea and vomiting. Drinks for gastroenteritis patient must have a suitable combination between sugar, salt and water. Drinks like these can be found at drug stores. Some drinks such as sports drinks and teas do not meet sugars, salt and enough water so it is not good for diabetics.
The biggest risk to the stomach flu is when the body lacks water and salt. Not only worsen the situation, but it can cause death if patients are not be helped.
Patients are not advised to eat foods that are sweet or spicy. In addition, eating greasy foods is not good for people with stomach flu. When the body is dehydrated, the patient may show symptoms such as dry mouth, sleep pattern unusual, strong thirst and decreased urine.
How to relieve vomiting disease is to multiply the break up and Daire stop vomiting. If within 24 hours of vomiting and diarrhea had not stopped, the patient should be taken to a doctor for further treatment.
After examining the patient stool and blood test, doctors prescribe antibiotics if there is infection diagnosed. In addition, anti-nausea drugs are also given to the patient. If the patient has lost a lot of body fluids, the patient can be admitted to the hospital for further treatment.