Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and stomach cramps — all symptoms of intestinal flu, which has no relationship to respiratory infections, although it has a similar name and flash which usually occurs in the winter.
The disease poses a risk to all population categories, but is most common in children and the elderly. The causative agents of intestinal flu are rotavirus, according to the Health.
The infection is usually transmitted through food cooked by carrier of the virus. In addition, in winter, people often spend time with patients and less likely to wash their hands, says the doctor medical Nike Sonpal (Niket Sonpal).
Don’t forget about personal hygiene and try not to use a utensils with sick people. However, if you still got an intestinal flu, then the following five ways will help to quickly get rid of it:
Drink plenty of water
During illness, the body loses a lot of fluids, so her reserves constantly needed to be filled. Several glasses of water a day is the easiest way.
Get plenty of rest
It is unlikely you will use in the workplace, if most of the day you spend in the toilet. In addition, there will be a vector of infection. So get ready for bed regime, watching TV series or sleep.
Go on a diet “BRAT”
As soon as you have the desire to eat, try to start with diet “BRAT”, consisting of four main components — bananas, rice, apples and toast. Four of these products are easily digested, contain carbohydrates that supply energy. Bananas replenish potassium and Apple sauce contains pectin which helps with diarrhea.
Add diet ginger
Some people use ginger to treat symptoms of intestinal flu. Studies show that ginger not only helps reduce nausea, but may reduce the duration and severity of vomiting by 20 %.
Medication against diarrhea
Antidiarrheal drugs can provide some short-term relief, but first consult your doctor. Sometimes it is better to let your body be cleansed, and then the diarrhea can be slowed down with medication.
If after four days you are still experiencing terrible symptoms, consult a medical professional.
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Dave Zakarian has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Koz Post, Dave Zakarian worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella.