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  1. n81n
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    Tummy bug

    Hello!


    I know the term 'tummy bug' is used when someone throws up and has diarhea, etc.

    Is there another term to say that. I want to say 'my friend has a ____, she has problems with her stomach and she gets sick

    Will tummy bug do?


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    Re: Tummy bug

    Hi n81n,

    The medical term is Gastroenteritis but it is often called Stomach flu or Gastric flu (although it's not related to Influenza)

    You can say my friend has stomach flu /gastric flu

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    Re: Tummy bug

    Hello n81n, welcome to Using English!

    "Tummy" is primarily a children's word, so doesn't suit all situations.

    If the problem is caused by food, you can call it "food poisoning". If it's caused by an infection, you can call it a "stomach bug".

    All the best,

    MrP

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    Re: Tummy bug

    Quote Originally Posted by n81n View Post
    Hello!


    I know the term 'tummy bug' is used when someone throws up and has diarhea, etc.

    Is there another term to say that. I want to say 'my friend has a ____, she has problems with her stomach and she gets sick

    Will tummy bug do?
    If this is a common situation, you can say she has a "sensitive stomach".

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