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Are you facing symptoms like diarrhea, fever, fatigue, headache and so on, it may be due to stomach infection. Stomach infection can be both contagious and non contagious. Let us know more about stomach and stomach infections.

Stomach is a very crucial part of the body which helps in digesting the food, releases various enzymes and helps to protect our body. Several viruses, bacteria, infections and contacting an infected person may lead to stomach infection in many people. Consuming contaminated water or food is the main cause of stomach infections. Stomach infections are also called as stomach flu or gastroenteritis. Diarrhea and vomiting are the main symptoms of stomach or intestine infection. Stomach and intestines get irritated and inflamed when people get stomach infection. Stomach infection is commonly seen in many children.

Stomach infections can attack at any time but they are severe in rainy season and winter. The severity of the infection mainly depends on the immune system and its ability to fight against infections. Most people recover from stomach infections without treatment but people with low immunity like elders and children needs treatment. Many people misunderstand stomach infection with food poisoning as the symptoms may be quite similar. People tend to lose liquids from the body with diarrhea, it is very important to be hydrated.

Stomach Infection Symptoms :

Common symptoms of stomach infection include

  • Watery and non bloody diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Muscle aches
  • Low fever
  • Abdominal pain or cramps
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dehydration
  • Headache

People lose liquids, minerals and become dehydrated with diarrhea and may have symptoms like dry mouth, dry skin, feeling thirsty and become lightheaded sometimes. People who have diarrhea should drink more fluids and electrolytes to be hydrated and to get essential minerals. Children get dehydrated easily in case of diarrhea and stomach infections. It is very important to give them liquids like buttermilk, coconut water and water to keep them hydrated. Preventing is always better than cure. Wash your hands often to stay away from infections and germs. Keep your surroundings clean and hygiene to avoid food borne stomach infections. Unhygienic road side foods lead to stomach infections in many people. Under cocked meat and eggs also leads to stomach infections. Washing the vegetables and fruits nicely before cocking or eating them is one of the best ways to avoid infections. Diarrhea and stomach infections also leads to loss of appetite, one should have mild diet and avoid spicy food, fats and tomato based food as they may worsen the symptoms. One should rest properly to avoid weakness and to get well soon.

Homeopathy Treatment for Stomach Infections :

Homeopathy treatment is proven to be effective in treating stomach infections or gastroenteritis. Homeopathy treatment targets at improving immunity and self healing process of the body to fight against several infections. Homeopathy not only focuses on stomach infections but also treats its symptoms and also increases appetite. Remedies used in homeopathy are made of natural substances extracted from plants, vegetables and minerals, they are safe to use for all age groups and has no side effects. Even conceived women can use homeopathy remedies. Homeopathy treatment targets the root cause of the problem and treats it.

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