How to treat ‘stomach flu’

Before we get to the remedy, here’s the reality: There’s no such thing as “stomach flu.”

“‘Stomach flu’ is a misnomer,” says Dr. Cindy Kermott, a Mayo Clinic preventive medicine physician. “It is just a common term for a viral gastroenteritis. And everyone has probably had it — when you have nausea, vomiting, diarrhea.”

Kermott says flu settles in your chest — not your stomach.

“It has to do with the lungs,” explains Kermott. “You get the dry cough, the…

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