Stomach virus and stomach flu are common names that describe the medical condition known as viral gastroenteritis. It is a widespread condition that affects many people (especially children) over the world.
It should not be dangerous to us, though, provided we take precautions such as taking on plenty of fluids. Remember that while a stomach virus should not be dangerous, there are some diseases that can pose more of a risk. If you are not sure which, then you should speak with your doctor to be on the safe side.
Below are just a few of the symptoms that you are likely to experience should you pick up a stomach virus.
Symptom #1: Nausea
Nausea is that horrible feeling that you don’t feel well and that you might be about to throw up. It can be the result of a wide range of causes and might even be caused by something as innocuous as walking past an unpleasant odor in the street. It can also be caused by illnesses, and this gives more cause for concern.
The severity of the nausea that comes with a stomach virus can range from person to person. If you are feeling nauseous, it is a good idea to sit or lie down until the feeling passes. This symptom in itself is often enough to encourage people to not go to work and/or see a doctor.