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How long do symptoms of the stomach flu last?

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Dr. Ivo Ditah

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Posted on Wed, 2 Jan 2019 in Infections
Question: Had the flu two weeks ago. Stomach is still not 100%
Stomach will tolerate BRAT diet/Chicken soup.
How long before stomach is 100%?
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 12 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Progressively but rarely beyond three weeks!

Detailed Answer:

Hi and thanks so much for this query.

Stomach recovery varies so much from one person to another. From my experience, rarely have I had patients go beyond 3weeks for full recovery after a flu attack. However, it is important to focus more on the progress. As long as you feel better with each passing day, no matter how small that is, it is always a positive and reassuring sign.

Stick to what makes you feel better at this time. If BRAT and chicken soup do the magic, go on with it and progressively try other stuff, to the limit that you can tolerate.

I hope this helps and guides. I wish you well.

I wish you a speedy and full recovery, no longer than a week from today.

Regards,
Dr. Ivo Ditah, Internal Medicine Specialist
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