Originally Posted by Save Ferris
how long can i expect it to last.
Basically im getting more and more nauseous.
Technically, there is no such thing as "stomach flu." The correct term is gastroenteritis. Influenza affects the respiratory system, not the digestive system.
The symptoms of gastroenteritis include nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. The infection can last up to 10 days but usually is only 1-3 days in duration.
Gastroenteritis is caused by a virus, so don't go storming your doctor's office for antibiotics. Get plenty of rest and fluids and give your tummy a break by cutting down on fats and dairy products. If you like, use the "BRAT" diet -- bananas, applesauce, rice, and dry toast -- until you feel better.