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Old 11-20-2012, 08:47 PM   #1
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Stomach Flu...week 4...

Okay I need some other mothers insights.

My yds has had the stomach flu for 3 1/2 weeks now, not for 3 1/2 weeks straight, but off and on. Symptoms: vomiting, diarrhea, no appetite, crabby. I haven't noticed a change in his sleeping (unless you count when he wakes up to be sick). He has it for a day or two, is fine for 3-4 days and then has it again, and so on and so on.

Saturday I gave up and finally took him to the DR. They did blood work & strep test... all came back normal. I don't know what else to do...

anyone have thoughts or ideas?! Or is anyone else going through this.. it's a wicked stomach flu that's in our area and it seems to be a pattern with other to come and go after a couple days, but this long???
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Have you tried some probiotics? It might help bring his system back in balance.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:02 PM   #3
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Have you tried some probiotics? It might help bring his system back in balance.
I tried the Activia yogurt, but he hates the "berries" in it, so I was going to go buy some plain vanilla tomorrow to try. Is there anything else that has it that I can give him?
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Re: Stomach Flu...week 4...

Are you sure its not allergic reaction to a food?

Dd3 had this reaction to lactose
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You can buy powder and add to things like yogurt, pudding, and drinks
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Re: Stomach Flu...week 4...

Have you sanitized his tooth brush? Anything that might be recontaminating him?

I would next try eliminating all dairy for a couple days and see if that helps.

We use Florastor, at the advice of DS's pediatric GI, for probiotics. The capsules open, and you can put it in applesauce.
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Re: Stomach Flu...week 4...

I second the Florastor. We have gotten it before. Ours is not in a capsule it is just a powder in a packet. We had to get it from the Pharmacy but it is over the counter.
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