Stomach virus is also known as stomach bug or the stomach flu because this virus attacks swiftly and inflicts lot of pain, discomfort. Virus infections usually take long time to settle down as medicines cannot improve the condition fast.
Moreover, traditional treatment methods take longer time to eradicate the virus completely. However, there are some proven natural home remedies like the ones given below that can make your efforts a lot simpler to effectively control and deal with them.
Home Remedies For Stomach Virus
Drink Plenty Of Fluids And Take Rest
Stomach virus causes vomiting and diarrhea along with sweating as well as makes you ill, weak and dehydrated, which is very dangerous. Give sometime for your stomach to settle down by stopping eating for a few hours. Drink plenty of water and avoid drinking caffeinated drinks, cola drinks and other carbonated drinks.
Drink fluids and sip fluids slowly, and if possible drink electrolytes to keep your water level optimum. The constant and persistent dehydration and the associated illness of stomach virus predisposes you to fatigue, fever and weakness and distracts you from the usual routine works, thus worsening the tasks at hand. Therefore, to avoid that weakness and fatigue, take rest as much as possible.
Take Easily Digestible Foods
Stomach virus often persists for a day or two, but during this short stay causes a lot of discomfort, diarrhea and vomiting.
Therefore, to deal with it effectively, do not eat for a few hours, but once you feel at ease and your bouts of vomiting and diarrhea stop, then prefer eating soft foods like bananas, apples, rice and toast. And, avoid dairy products like coffee, tea, soft drinks, carbonated drinks and sodas.
Take Peppermint And Ginger Tea
Ginger is exceptionally good for your stomach and peppermint has the soothing anti-inflammatory and calming effect. Ginger possesses antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory abilities and therefore helps in improving muscles spasms of the stomach and reducing pain.
Cut fresh ginger and allow the chops to steep in hot water for about 15 to 20 minutes and add dried peppermint leaves powder, and then allow the concoction to cool down. Drink this tea twice daily.
Drink Garlic and Onion Juice
Garlic oil and onion juice is a natural home remedy for gastroenteritis. Both garlic and onion possess antibacterial and antiviral properties. Allicin, the active compound in garlic is a powerful antibiotic and anti-inflammatory agent.
Similarly, quercetin, a plant pigment (flavonoid) possesses powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and thus reduces the pain and inflammation of the gut during the bouts of diarrhea and vomiting in stomach flu infection. Therefore, prepare garlic and onion juice by mincing a few garlic cloves and slices of onions. Extract the juice and add it to warm water and then add honey for taste.
Drink Chamomile Tea
Chamomile tea helps calm the nerves and thus soothes the mucosal lining of the gut that flares up due to viral infection.
Therefore, Chamomile tea being anti-inflammatory and relaxant helps the body eliminate the symptoms of the stomach flu virus and reduces the irritation of the gastrointestinal tract.
Infectious diarrhea results when the stomach flu virus or rotavirus causes gastroenteritis. Gastroenteritis creates imbalance of the natural gut’s microbial flora, as a result pathogenic bacteria overgrow and healthy bacteria subside. E.coli, shigella, salmonella are pathogenic bacteria and cause infectious diarrhea as a secondary bacterial infection.
Viral infections and antibiotic usage kill both good and bad bacteria and thus make an individual prone to severe infections and diarrhea. Probiotics help restore a healthy balance of good bacteria like lactobacillus, bifidobacter and streptococcus thermophilus in the gut and protect us against gastroenteritis. Fermented dairy products are the good sources of probiotics.
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