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Although nausea, vomiting, & diarrhea can sometimes accompany influenza infection, gastrointestinal symptoms are rarely prominent. [ Source: http://www.chacha.com/question/can-you-have-the-flu-and-not-throw-up ]
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Can you have the flu and not throw up
Although nausea, vomiting, & diarrhea can sometimes accompany influenza infection, gastrointestinal symptoms are rarely prominent.
Can you have swine flu and not throw up but have diarrhea??
Unless you've been diagnosed by a doctor, you might not even have the swine flu, as symptoms are identical to the regular flu strain. In fact, the H1N1 virus is actually LESS lethal that the normal flu, contrary to how the media portrays it...

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is it possible to not throw up when you have the stomach flu?
Q: so i've lately been around a couple people with a stomach virus and for about three days now i've been really nauseas on and off but i still get hungry and can hold food down. does this sound like stomach flu? and if it is can i get thru it without vomiting?? thanks!
A: No such thing as the stomach"flu" (flue=influenza.influenza=respiratory infection)No, it doesn't sound like you have a stomach virus.Could it possibly be anxiety about getting it? (anxiety can make you feel really nauseas if you let it psych yourself out)Although it is possible to have a stomach virus without vomiting, you will be experiencing the other unpleasant symptom...diarrhea.If you had the virus, it more than likely would have struck by now.Prevention:Norwalk virus(Just remember that hand sanitizers will not kill this virus.House hold cleaners such as Lysol will also not kill you.You must use bleach.)The Norwalk virus causes viral Gastroenteritis which is known as the nasty 24 hour bug that causes explosive and sudden diarrhea and projectile vomiting.Usually non life threating but can cause complications in the very young,elderly and those with compromised immune systems.PREVENTION-Wash your hands before preparing food/eating food and most importantly, TOUCHING YOUR MOUTH/NOSE/EYES.The ONLY way to become infected with this virus is if you ingest the contaminated fecal/vomit particles through your eyes,nose and mouth.It is impossible to "breathe" in the virus BUT possible to become infected by breathing in aerosol "spray" droplets from someone vomiting right next to you.(the droplets settle within minuted but can still infect someone until cleaned with bleach)Even if your whole family breaks out with this virus, you can prevent it by washing your hands for at least 15-20 seconds with warm water and soap.Remember that you are not killing the virus, you are washing it down the drain even if you use an antibacterial soap (which only kills bacteria, not viruses) hand sanitizers are also not successful in killing the virus.If a member of your family comes down with the virus, let them know to wash their hands AFTER a bowel movement and vomiting.To clean infected areas, clean with BLEACH.Clean bathrooms (all infected areas) with a bleach solution as soon as possible and be sure to prevent cross contamination and wash your hands afterwards.Especially children! wipe down all commonly touched objects like door knobs, faucet handles, light switches, toilet flushers etc.People are STILL contagious even after 24 hours after their symptoms settle down so it is always important to wash your hands after the rest room (which you should do anyways!)The key to staying Norwalk virus free is to keep sanitary.Wash your hands after using the bathroom...you could prevent other peoples misery as well as yours!!TIPS:Do not share any cups/plates/utensils with an infected person and be sure to wash in a bleach solution to prevent cross contamination with the rest of your family.
Do you always throw up with Stomache flu?
Q: Im terrified of throwing up, but i want to overcome that fear, some people have told me just to stick my fingers down my throat, and i will see that its not that bad.... i havent gotten sick in 7 years im 16 now, but ive had a bad childhood, alot of people at my school are sick with the stomache flu, i feel like i am getting sick, but im not sure.. i just dont feel well right now, and im wondering if you always throw up when you have the stomache flu, and if you do... how can i get over this fear? i dont have a therapist, but i could use some other advice... anyway thanks everyone
A: Throwing up is yucky. I'm scared of it too, but I let it happen if I feel the urge.
32 weeks pregnant and can't stop throwing up?
Q: I've been throwing up for about 5 hours now off and on and have probably thrown up 6 or 7 different times. I laid down for about a half hour and was fine but the second I woke up and rolled over to my side I got the rush to puke again. I don't know what to do. My throat is killing me and I already called my doctor and she told me to sip gatorade if and when I stop getting sick but I haven't yet. This morning I had some diarrhea, the chills (still have them), headaches, I'm shaking from not eating and getting sick, my throat hurts not because of a sore throat llike deal but because all I keep getting sick is acid. I can barley move and I get sick. The doctors office is closed now as its 5:41 my husbands at work and I'm here with 5 kids that are driving me insane and could care less that I keep puking my brains out. I'm having a breakdown and just can't seem to get it to go away. Should I try eating something? Thanks so much. I don't know what it is but it seems different than morning sickness.. although I'll be honest I rarley get the throw up flu. THanks for your answers. If you think I should eat, what should I try?
A: I wouldn't worry to much about eating if you aren't hungry...just make sure you get some fluids into you, gatorade is good, because it can up your electrolytes...I feel for you being sick and at home with 5 kids, hang in there, it sounds like a 12 hour virus or something, definitely dosn't seem like morning sickness...keep hydrated, have your hubby come home from work to take the kids and you go and get some rest...God bless.

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