09 Nov Stomach Bug? Nashville IV Clinic for Illness Recovery
While a stomach bug is possible year-round, it tends to make its rounds from the month of November through April. Making it all the more important that during this time you take the available precautions to boost and support your immune system, like IV vitamin therapy. In addition to practicing good hygiene, such as adequate hand washing and a well-sanitized house. To help you avoid this nasty illness, we’re exploring the most common stomach bugs and what you can expect if contracted. Along with how an IV clinic for illness recovery can boost the recovery time and help you feel better faster.
Types of Stomach Bugs
There is a wide range of different stomach bugs or stomach viruses, medically known as viral gastroenteritis. These are a few of the most common:
- Rotavirus – Rotaviruses is the most common cause of diarrhoeal disease among infants and young children – most will have had it by the age of 5. In adults, symptoms are typically mild. It can be spread through direct contact, including sneezing and coughing.
- Norovirus – Highly contagious, Norovirus causes vomiting and diarrhea. Anyone can get infected and sick with norovirus, which is spread through contaminated food and water, and direct contact with an infected person.
- Adenovirus – Able to cause a range of illnesses, Adenovirus may present similarly to the common cold or the stomach flu. It can cause symptoms ranging from bronchitis to pink eyes and UTIs and is spread through direct contact and airborne droplets.
- Astrovirus – Most common in young children and the elderly, Astrovirus is less severe than other stomach bugs. It can cause fever, vomiting, and diarrhea. It is spread by person-to-person contact or through contaminated food or water.
Note that Bacterial Gastroenteritis is not a stomach bug, although it is deceivingly similar to Viral Gastroenteritis. Also known as food poisoning, it is caused by food contamination and can lead to fever, diarrhea, and vomiting. Thankfully, it can also be alleviated by IV therapy!
Stomach Flu Treatment
The reality is that a stomach bug will resolve itself, usually within several days. However, in some instances, a doctor may offer medication – if it lasts longer than is typical. However, you can still treat the symptoms in order to be more comfortable during the recovery period. Namely through the restoration of necessary fluids, electrolytes, and vitamins. Here are the basics, plus some add-ons you might consider when booking an IV at Vida-Flo:
1. Saline Solution – Vida-Flo’s sterile saline solution replenishes the body by delivering vitamins and nutrients directly into your bloodstream, hydrating your body with 100% absorption. As well as assisting the body in excreting anything it doesn’t need, such as harmful radicals.
2. Electrolytes – These essential minerals are vital in preventing dehydration and are the key to a quick recovery from the flu or stomach flu.
3. Vitamin C – Vitamin C relieves and prevents flu symptoms and protects your digestive system.
4. Zinc – Despite being a trace mineral, Zinc will effectively reduce the duration of the stomach flu, in addition to relieving uncomfortable symptoms like diarrhea.
5. Zofran – An antiemetic medication, Zofran prevents nausea and vomiting, allowing patients to keep fluids down!
When you need the best of the best, go with one of our top drips, the Super Booster! The ultimate immune system booster with a mega-dose of Vitamin C, this add-on will help support your body during the recovery period.
Waiting out the stomach bug and in need of a pick-me-up? Visit one of five Vida-Flo IV clinics for illness recovery, located throughout Middle Tennessee! Our IV therapy treatments can help alleviate the most common stomach bug symptoms to make you more comfortable. And with our on-the-go services (available in Nashville & Franklin), you can skip the clinic and enjoy a treatment from your own home. Contact us today to book an appointment!