Getting rid of a stomach flu can actually be as simple as waiting 24 to 28 hours for symptoms to subside. If you’re looking to feel better faster and recover well from the stomach flu.
There are some natural remedies that you can easily do at home that have been known to help boost the recovery process:
When you have the stomach flu, you’re most likely dealing with diarrhea and/or vomiting. Both of these symptoms mean a lot of water loss for your body and the chance of dehydration which only makes you feel that much worse. It’s really important that you consume a lot of clear liquids like water, coconut water and herbal tea. Avoid solids foods for a few hours.
It’s a good idea to ease back into eating solid foods and not to force yourself to eat if you’re feeling nauseous. The BRAT diet (BRAT stands for bananas, rice, applesauce and toast) is commonly recommended for people recovering from a stomach flu. They are all easy on the stomach and can also up bind up stools, which is helpful when you’re struggling with diarrhea.
The general categories of foods to avoid as much as possible include: Sugar, Dairy, Alcohol, Caffeine, and any foods that are fatty, greasy, spicy and/or salty.All of these foods are known to be hard on an upset and temperamental tummy. This can only make diarrhea more severe. Alcohol is also a terrible idea because it will only increase the likelihood of dehydration.
Since most cases don’t last a long time, you hopefully won’t have to deal with unpleasant symptoms for too long. But if you’ve had the stomach flu before then you know how it can really take a lot out of you. Between the vomiting and diarrhea alone, rest is not just helpful but likely exactly what you’re wanting to do since fatigue is another symptom of the stomach flu.
Putting a cool, damp cloth on your forehead may help you to feel a little bit better. How to get rid of the stomach flu naturally means treating yourself to comforting details like this so that the time feeling sick is a little more bearable.
Teas like peppermint and ginger are great for calming a queasy stomach, plus they are a tasty way to rehydrate. Ginger is also well-known for being a natural, inexpensive and effective natural remedy for nausea and vomiting. Just remember not to drink your tea too hot and sip it rather than downing it fast.
When it comes to how to get rid of the stomach flu, I definitely recommend increasing your intake of pro biotic-rich foods and probiotic supplements. A great probiotic-rich food that can also help with hydration is coconut kefir, which offers both electrolytes for hydration and good bacteria to replenish the gut after all that havoc that’s been going on.