Bad news: THERE'S NO CURE FOR THE STOMACH FLU good news: PEDIALYTE® CAN HELP REHYDRATE
Stomach flu symptoms and remedies

When your loved one has the stomach flu, the only question on your mind is most likely: “When will this stop?” The bad news is, there’s no cure for the stomach flu. But the good news is that rehydrating with Pedialyte® can help you feel better fast.


What is the “stomach flu”?


Unlike the seasonal flu, a respiratory infection caused by the influenza virus, “stomach flu” refers to several viruses that cause the stomach and intestines to become inflamed. A common cause of the stomach flu is the norovirus.


Learn To Identify The Symptoms Of The Flu

STOMACH FLU vs "THE FLU"

what's the difference?
  • LOW-GRADE FEVER
  • HEADACHESHEADACHES
  • DIARRHEA
  • dehydration NAUSEA and VOMITING dehydration
  • STOMACHACHE & CRAMPS
  • MUSCLE ACHESdehydration
  • dehydration FEELING TIRED or CRANKY
  • ¶ Not everyone with stomach flu will have all of these symptoms.

How To Treat And Prevent Flu Like Symptoms

Norovirus

(stomach flu)
vs
Symptoms Of Flu Include Fever, Chills, Headaches & More

Influenza

(respiratory flu)
  • FEVER†† & CHILLS
  • HEADACHES
  • COUGH dehydration
  • SORE THROAT
  • RUNNY/STUFFY NOSE
  • MUSCLE ACHES
  • FATIGUE
  • †† Not everyone with flu will have a fever.


How long does the stomach flu last? How can I treat it?


Since the stomach flu is a virus and not a bacterial infection, antibiotics can’t “fix” the flu—it has to get better on its own. Symptoms usually last 1 to 3 days, but there is something you can do to feel better fast—rehydrate.


Vomiting and diarrhea can prevent your body’s normal absorption of water and minerals, causing dehydration, which can make you feel even worse. Unlike household drinks, including water, Pedialyte® is specially formulated to replace vital minerals and nutrients to help prevent dehydration due to diarrhea and vomiting.

Learn How To Treat Diarrhea And Vomiting

Do's & Don'ts of VOMITING & DIARRHEA

dehydration
  • DoTreatment For Diarrhea Includes Eating Bland, Easy To Digest Foods keep eating bland foods that are easy to digest Treatment For Diarrhea Includes Eating Bland, Easy To Digest Foods
  • Don't Eat Sugary Foods When You Have Diarrhea Or Are VomitingDon't dehydration eat sugary foods such as candy & cookies Don't Eat Sugary Foods When You Have Diarrhea Or Are Vomiting
  • Do drink small sips of pedialyte ® to prevent dehydration Take Pedialyte® To Prevent Dehydration Caused By Stomach Flu, Diarrhea Or VomitingUnder 2 years of age: talk to your doctor. Age 2 and older: 4-8 cups (1-2 liters) per day as long as symptoms persist.
  • Sugary Drinks Are Bad For Fighting Diarrhea Or VomitingDon't Sugary Drinks Are Bad For Fighting Diarrhea Or Vomiting drink sugary drinks like sodas, juices & sports drinks Sugary Drinks Are Bad For Fighting Diarrhea Or Vomiting
  • Do Call your doctor if your child has:
    1. Diarrhea for more than 24 hours
    2. Both diarrhea and vomiting
    3. A high fever
    4. Severe abdominal pain
    5. Blood in stool or vomit
    6. Signs of dehydration

I never want my child to go through this again. How can I prevent stomach flu in the future?


You can help prevent the stomach flu by taking these easy steps:
  • Wash your hands often, with warm soapy water for 20 seconds at a time (the length of the “Happy Birthday” song—sung twice).
  • Disinfect doorknobs, light switches, remotes—any objects that are touched frequently in your home (make sure to regularly disinfect anything with a touch screen as well, especially your phone!).
  • Food can carry the norovirus too. Rinse fruit and vegetables and make sure to cook shellfish thoroughly. When you’re sick, don’t prepare food or care for others.
  • Stomach flu is one of the most common causes of vomiting and diarrhea in young children. arrow
  • 80 % of outbreaks take place from November to April.

    But because it can be brought on by several different viruses throughout the year, stomach flu can hit at any time.

    arrow
  • Make sure you always have these items on hand: Pedialyte® Helps You Feel Better If You Have Diarrhea, Vomiting Or Flu Like Symptoms

When your loved one has the stomach flu, the only question on your mind is most likely: “When will this stop?” The bad news is, there’s no cure for the stomach flu. But the good news is that rehydrating with Pedialyte® can help you feel better fast.


What is the “stomach flu”?


Unlike the seasonal flu, a respiratory infection caused by the influenza virus, “stomach flu” refers to several viruses that cause the stomach and intestines to become inflamed. A common cause of the stomach flu is the norovirus.


Learn To Identify The Symptoms Of The Flu

STOMACH FLU vs "THE FLU"

what's the difference?
  • LOW-GRADE FEVER
  • HeadachesHEADACHES
  • DIARRHEA
  • Nausea NAUSEA and VOMITINGvomiting
  • STOMACHACHE & CRAMPS
  • MUSCLE ACHESgrey
  • grey FEELING TIRED or CRANKY
  • ¶ Not everyone with stomach flu will have all of these symptoms.

How To Treat And Prevent Flu Like Symptoms

Norovirus

(stomach flu)
vs
Symptoms Of Flu Include Fever, Chills, Headaches & More

Influenza

(respiratory flu)
  • FEVER†† & CHILLS
  • HEADACHES
  • COUGH cough
  • SORE THROAT
  • RUNNY/STUFFY NOSE
  • MUSCLE ACHES
  • FATIGUE
  • †† Not everyone with flu will have a fever.


How long does the stomach flu last? How can I treat it?


Since the stomach flu is a virus and not a bacterial infection, antibiotics can’t “fix” the flu—it has to get better on its own. Symptoms usually last 1 to 3 days, but there is something you can do to feel better fast: rehydrate.


Vomiting and diarrhea can prevent your body’s normal absorption of water and minerals, causing dehydration, which can make you feel even worse. Unlike household drinks, including water, Pedialyte® is specially formulated to replace vital minerals and nutrients to help prevent dehydration due to diarrhea and vomiting.

Learn How To Treat Diarrhea And Vomiting

Do's & Don'ts of VOMITING & DIARRHEA

vomiting
  • DoTreatment For Diarrhea Includes Eating Bland, Easy To Digest Foods keep eating bland foods that are easy to digestTreatment For Diarrhea Includes Eating Bland, Easy To Digest Foods
  • sm-imageDon'tsm-image eat sugary foods such as candy & cookiesTreatment For Diarrhea Includes Eating Bland, Easy To Digest Foods
  • Do drink small sips of pedialyte® to prevent dehydrationTake Pedialyte® To Prevent Dehydration Caused By Stomach Flu, Diarrhea Or VomitingUnder 2 years of age: talk to your doctor. Age 2 and older: 4-8 cups (1-2 liters) per day as long as symptoms persist.
  • sm-image Don'tsm-image drink sugary drinks like sodas, juices & sports drinksSugary Drinks Are Bad For Fighting Diarrhea Or Vomiting
  • DoCall your doctor if your child has:
    1. Diarrhea for more than 24 hours
    2. Both diarrhea and vomiting
    3. A high fever
    4. Severe abdominal pain
    5. Blood in stool or vomit
    6. Signs of dehydration

I never want my child to go through this again. How can I prevent stomach flu in the future?


You can help prevent the stomach flu by taking these easy steps:
  • Wash your hands often, with warm soapy water for 20 seconds at a time (the length of the “Happy Birthday” song—sung twice).
  • Disinfect doorknobs, light switches, remotes—any objects that are touched frequently in your home (make sure to regularly disinfect anything with a touch screen as well, especially your phone!).
  • Food can carry the norovirus too. Rinse fruit and vegetables and make sure to cook shellfish thoroughly. When you’re sick, don’t prepare food or care for others.
  • Stomach flu is one of the most common causes of vomiting and diarrhea in young children. arrow
  • 80% of outbreaks take place from November to April.

    But because it can be brought on by several different viruses throughout the year, stomach flu can hit at any time.

    arrow
  • Make sure you always have these items on hand: Pedialyte® Helps You Feel Better If You Have Diarrhea, Vomiting Or Flu Like Symptoms
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