Re: How long is stomach flu/food poisoning supposed to last??
Hi, and welcome to the boards.
I just went through this with my son. If your boyfriend has a fever over 100.4, is vomiting, achy, has diarrhea and body cramps...he likely has influenza, or the flu. When my son became terribly sick, very quickly, and I could not get into our family doctor right away, I took him to the emergency room. He was diagnosed with Influenza A, the virus strain that includes the swine flu (he did not test positive for swine flu).
He was treated with I.V. fluids, pain medication, and prescribed "Tamiflu" to reduce the flu symptoms, and kill the virus. Our whole family had been exposed, so we needed Tamiflu too. Within two days, my son was feeling much better, and the rest of us avoided the flu altogether. Quick treatment is a good idea with this powerful flu going around the world. Tamiflu is very expensive...$9.50 per pill, 10 pills required without insurance. $3.10 for 10 pills with insurance. It's well worth it, at any cost.
I wish you well...