Stomach Flu – Causes and Symptoms

Gastroenteritis caused by Viruses known as “Stomach Flu”

Causes-

There are many ways gastroenteritis can be spread:

Contact with someone who has the virus

Contaminated food or water

Unwashed hands after going to the bathroom or changing a diaper

The most common cause of gastroenteritis is a virus. Gastroenteritis flu can be caused by many different kinds of viruses. The main types are rotavirus and norovirus.

Symptoms-

With gastroenteritis, the main symptoms you probably have are watery diarrhea and vomiting. You might also have stomach pain, cramping, fever, nausea, and a headache.

Because of diarrhea and vomiting, you also can become dehydrated. Signs of dehydration, such as dry skin and a dry mouth, feeling lightheaded, and being really thirsty. Call your doctor if you have any of these symptoms.

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