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Team Recovers from Stomach Flu PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 14 January 2010 14:25

sickAfter having a blast at the holiday party, we all came down with a mysterious stomach flu. After three days, we seem to have recovered. However, general consensus says that junion member Zee Jay was the culprit.  

Someone who gets gastroenteritis might have stomach cramps, nausea (say: naw-zee-uh), throwing up, and diarrhea (say: dye-uh-ree-uh). He or she will probably feel pretty sick for a day or 2 but will then get better.

There is no vaccine or cure for gastroenteritis. If you have it, you'll want to rest until you feel better. If you're throwing up, don't eat solid food. Instead, sip fluids, such as water, or chew on bits of ice. Your mom or dad also might give you an oral rehydration solution (say: or-ul ree-hye-dray-shun suh-loo-shun). That's a fancy name for those special fruit-flavored drinks and Popsicles that contain carbohydrates and electrolytes - stuff your body can get low on when you're dehydrated from diarrhea or throwing up. 

Once you stop throwing up, drink more clear foods and drinks such as warm chicken broth, popsicles, and gelatin. When you start to feel better, try eating bland foods like toast, pretzels or crackers, bananas, and plain noodles. As your digestive system returns to normal, you can gradually go back to eating what you usually do.

Gastroenteritis is contagious (say: kun-tay-jus), which means that someone who has it can spread it to other people. That's why it's important to wash your hands, especially before you eat and after going pee or poop. If you don't wash up after using the bathroom, you might end up spending a lot more time in there - with a case of stomach flu! Gross!

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 January 2010 14:31