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Dealing with a stomach flu - Home GP for stomach flu in Costa del Sol

Home GP for stomach flu in Costa del Sol

Nobody likes being ill, but the stomach flu has its own unique set of symptoms that are particularly unpleasant. Unfortunately, there is no treatment for this disease. Stomach flu must be allowed to take its course. Here are some tips on how to deal with a stomach flu and when to call our home GP for stomach flu in Costa del Sol.


1. Drink lots of fluids

Fluids are essential since you're losing crucial biological fluids via sweat, vomit, and diarrhoea, and you need to replace them. If you're having difficulties keeping drinks down, consider drinking little sips at regular intervals or chewing ice chips to help you stay hydrated. 


2. Try eating the BRAT diet

When you have the stomach flu, it might be difficult to keep food down. If the very notion of food makes you sick, don't push yourself to consume it anyhow. When you finally feel confident in your ability to eat something, it is advisable to begin slowly and deliberately.

When it comes to an upset stomach, the BRAT diet — which stands for bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast — might be a lifesaver. These four meals are simple to digest, provide carbs that provide you with energy, and provide nutrients to restore your body.

3. Try acupressure to reduce nausea

Numbing techniques such as acupressure have been demonstrated to be beneficial in treating some forms of nausea.

4. Get plenty of rest

Whenever you have the stomach flu, your body needs rest in order to effectively fight off the virus. Maintain a healthy sleep schedule and limit the amount of physical activity you regularly engage in throughout the day. Essentially, this is spending time on the sofa while you are not in bed.


When to call our home GP for stomach flu in Costa del Sol

If you're an adult, call our home GP for stomach flu in Costa del Sol if you:

  • Can't keep drinks down for more than 24 hours.
  • Have been throwing up for more than two days now.
  • Are spitting up blood.
  • Have a dry mouth, intense thirst, deep yellow pee or little or no urine, significant weakness, dizziness, or lightheadedness.
  • Have noticed that your bowel motions include blood.
  • Have a fever that is higher than 40 degrees Celsius.

For infants and children

Call our home GP for stomach flu in Costa del Sol  right away if your child:

  • Has a fever of 38.9 degrees Celsius or higher
  • Seems to be sleepy or very agitated.
  • Is experiencing a great deal of discomfort or pain.
  • Has bloody diarrhea and is dehydrated.
  • Keep an eye out for indications of dehydration in ill babies and children by comparing how much they drink and pee with what is usual for their age and gender.

If you have an infant, keep in mind that although spitting up is common, vomiting is not. Babies vomit for a number of causes, some of which may need medical intervention in certain instances.


Call your baby's doctor right away if your baby:

  • Is experiencing vomiting that lasts for many hours or longer.
  • It's been six hours since your baby has had a wet diaper.
  • Has severe diarrhea or bloody stools.
  • Has a soft area (fontanel) on the top of his or her skull that has sunken in.
  • Does not have tears or has a dry mouth.
  • Is unusually lethargic, drowsy, or unresponsive.