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Stomach virus, dizziness, vomiting episode. Prescribed advil for fever. Normal symptoms?

Hi, My ten year old son had a stomach virus starting Thursday night and went to the doctor Friday. DR. Diagnosed him with the virus and told me to keep hydrated and give Advil if he developed fever . He seemed to get better over the weekend but he laid around and rested. He went to school Monday and missed school today claiming he was dizzy and didn t feel good. This evening he threw-up again. I am not sure if this is common with stomach virus or if he should be better by now?
Asked On : Sat, 2 Feb 2013
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Hi, m1313dan
What you call as stomach flu can be inflammation of the stomach and intestines causing by virus.
The common symptoms are loose stool and nausea/vomiting. These symptoms can occur also in
case of the food poisoning, parasites, intestinal infections.
Your doctor perfectly right and did not give your son antibiotics. Antibiotics do not kill the viruses. During vomiting and diarrhea organism loses a lot of water and minerals. It, in turn, can lead to weakness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting. Strong immune system can fight and win with stomach flu viruses through out 5-7 days.
For my patients I recommend:
1. Restore mineral and water loss by drinking mineral solution for kids’ diarrhea, eat vegetable soups, chicken soup, herbal tea (chamomile, peppermint, ginger) and eat brown rice. Drinking green tea is particularly useful for people with diarrhea and viral infection. Sodas and sugary drinks may things worse.
2. To support the immune system is beneficial to take zinc, Ester-C, Quercetin/Bromelain, vitamin D.
There are evidences that probiotics (friendly intestinal flora) is helpful for that.

In case of symptoms will increase, go to the doctors for evaluation and treatment.
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