Prevention and Treatment of Gastric Flu

When you experience nausea, abdominal cramps or vomiting, sometimes you feel that it is nothing or it is just a small thing but you do not know, maybe it can be deadly. The lesson here is whenever you feel uncomfortable or weird, you should go to your doctor.


Treatment: If you are healthy, the good news is that the flu is brief. Normally, you do not need to be admitted or hospitalized but if you encountered dehydration, you are urged to seek medical attention right away. This is not a problem since there are many hospitals here in Singapore that can help you. You can treat dehydration first by drinking water, juice and other rehydration fluids.


Prevention: The Ministry of Health is advising the people that gastric flu can be reduced if you do the following things: washing of hands frequently especially after visiting the toilet and before eating, washing of foods like vegetables and fruits thoroughly before eating and making sure that foods are properly cooked before eating especially the shellfish. If there are recent illness in the family, make sure to wash the linens and clean the house.

Do not ignore symptoms of gastric flu or wait for it to be over because it can be your greatest mistake at the end of the day. There are many doctors or healthcare professionals here in Singapore. On top of that, the MOH is monitoring every community for outbreaks. This simply means that you do not need to ignore any ill feelings you have because it might be serious. If you want, you can go through the pages of MOH and learn whatever you can about diseases or infections prevalent here.


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