Food posioning or the flu? My boyfriend woke up at 3:30am

Patient : Food posioning or the flu? My boyfriend woke up at 3:30am on Saturday and thought he had to go to the bathroom because his stomach hurt, once he was in there he started throwing up. His stomach only hurt when there was something in it. He also had diharrea and felt a little warm. He said his body was sore later in the evening around 4-5pm but he threw up a lot and was sleeping on the floor. The vomiting/diharrea only lasted about 5-6 hours then it was done and later Saturday night like 10-11pm was feeling a lot better. Today he is feeling fine (just a little nervous to eat) do you think it was the flu or food poising? Also I feel fine and was around him on Friday night when his stomach started to hurt. My parents feel fine too and we've all be around him all week.
Symptoms:  Sudden vomiting, sore stomach only when something was in his stomach, diaharrea, low fever, later in the night he had a headache and his body was sore and very dehydrated
Doctor :   This question is currently in queue and will be answered shortly by one of our doctors. In the meantime you may browse our library of answered questions by clicking here.

Related Q&A

Q: My daughter was in a playroom an came into contact with dried blood which was not her own. Please answer the followin...

Q: I have stiffness in my scalp. Years ago I had several severe head trauma incidents with concussions. I have problems...

Q: I am a 19 year old female that has not had her first vaginal/pelvic exam yet. when do you suggest having one. I am go...

Q: I am a 56 yr old female who was on Imipramine 75 mg/daily for approx. 28 yrs. Doctor chose to switch me to Lexapro. ...

Q: I woke up this morning with a pain in my bladder that was dull. While working this morning it became very painful and...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews