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how long does stomach flu last?


Posted by nebula

My 13 year old son has been vomitting occasionally (1-2 times per day) whenever he eats anything and is suffering from stomach pain.  It has been going on 5 days and I am wondering how long stomach flu should take to run its course.  How long should it be allowed to continue,  before I start to be concerned that this may be something else?
 
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The stomach flu typically lasts between one and three days.  If your son continues to show symptoms of the stomach flu, it might be best to speak with his primary care physician.  

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