Gastroenteritis (stomach flu)is the irritation and inflammation of the digestive tract. This condition may cause abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea. Severe cases of gastroenteritis can result in dehydration. Gastroenteritis affects people of all ages and both sexes, however the most severe symptoms are experienced by infants and seniors.

The main symptoms of gastroenteritis are watery diarrhea and vomiting. Other symptoms include headache, fever, chills, and abdominal pain. The symptoms may appear within hours or a few days of infection. They usually last for 1 to 2 days, but may last as long as 10 days.

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The most important of treating viral gastroenteritis in children and adults is to prevent severe loss of fluids (dehydration). This treatment should begin at home. Your physician may give you specific instructions about what kinds of fluid to give. Medications, including antibiotics (which have no effect on viruses) and other treatments, should be avoided unless specifically recommended by a physician.

Herbal remedies include meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) and slippery elm (Ulmus fulva).

The homeopathic remedies Arsenicum album, ipecac, and Nux vomica are also believed to relieve the symptoms of gastroenteritis. In Chinese herbal medicine, the patent remedies Po Chai and Pill Curing can be effective for relieving nausea and diarrhea.

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