10 Flu Symptoms

6 Gastrointestinal symptoms

Some people experience gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps and diarrhea. These symptoms occur because of increased body temperature and the viral damage done to the epithelium of the intestines. Although quite unpleasant, these symptoms are rarely severe. Keep in mind that children are particularly sensitive to body fluid changes due to diarrhea and vomiting. Oral rehydration therapy or even in-hospital dehydration treatment may be needed. Typically, gastrointestinal symptoms develop quickly (sudden diarrhea, for example) and subside after 1 or 2 days.

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Dr Aleksandar Grbović is a medical doctor from the Belgrade University, Faculty of Medicine. He is passionate about promoting medicine by bridging the gap between the patient’s and doctor’s point of view. Currently working in the biggest Occupational Medicine Institute in Serbia and attending the Radiology residency program.


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