How long does it take for the digestive system to recover from a stomach virus?
I came down with a nasty stomach virus on April 5. I was dehydrated and taken to the E.R. in which I was administered fluids and a shot to control the diarrhea and vomiting. The following week, I could barely eat. The doctor told me to follow the B.R.A.T diet which I did. During this time, I even lost my appetite. Now, going on week three, my appetite came back strong but I'm not able to eat the same foods I use to eat because I get nausecous. I'm able to eat lean chicken, vegetables, noodles with no cream sauce, non-acidic fruits, and continuing with the B.R.A.T. I went to the doctor last Friday and had blood, urine, and an H. pylori test done and all came back normal. Next week, I will have an ultrasound down on my stomach and gallbladder.
Does anyone know realistically, how long it takes for the stomach and intestines to get back to normal after a bout with viral gastroenteritis? I'm ready to eat and enjoy my favorite foods again.
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