Description: Prevent Dehydration. Learn more about antibiotics. If you have norovirus illness, you should drink plenty of liquids to replace fluid lost from vomiting and diarrhea. This will help prevent dehydration. Dehydration can lead to serious problems. Severe dehydration may require hospitalization for treatment with fluids given through your vein (intravenous or IV fluids).
Description: Good hygiene is the key to preventing a norovirus infection, especially when you are close to a lot of other people. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds,... Carefully throw away any contaminated items (such as dirty diapers). Wash raw fruits and vegetables ...
Description: Norovirus prevention Wash your hands after using the toilet, changing a diaper, or caring for a sick person. When caring for a sick person, wear gloves and use plastic bags to dispose... Don’t consume …
Description: The major risk factor for norovirus infection is close contact with a person who has the infection or with any items they touch or on which they may cough. The risk is increased if an infected person prepares your food or lives with you and others in a relatively confined space (dorm, cruise ship, school).
Description: Overview. Diarrhea, abdominal pain and vomiting typically begin 12 to 48 hours after exposure. Norovirus symptoms last one to three days, and most people recover completely without treatment. However, for some people — especially infants, older adults and people with underlying disease — vomiting and diarrhea can be severely dehydrating...
Description: Rehydration as a Norovirus Treatment. Giving special fluids by mouth (called oral rehydration therapy) is the most effective norovirus treatment. Oral rehydration prevents most dehydration. By drinking oral rehydration fluids (ORF), juice, or water, people can reduce their chance of becoming dehydrated.
Description: There is no specific drug available to treat norovirus infection. People with severe nausea and vomiting are often given medicine (for example, promethazine [ Phenergan ], prochlorperazine [ Compazine ], or ondansetron [ Zofran ]) intravenously to reduce or stop vomiting.
Description: Norovirus Treatment. Touching an object or surface that has been infected and then touching your nose, eyes or mouth can also cause the virus to spread. Norovirus is often reported where groups of people gather indoors including cruise ships, restaurants, daycares, medical facilities, and schools.
Description: The symptoms of norovirus are very distinctive. You're likely to have norovirus if you experience: Some people also have a slight fever, headaches, painful stomach cramps and aching limbs. The symptoms appear one to two days after you become infected and typically last for up to two or three days.
Description: Treatment. Norovirus infection cannot be treated with antibiotics because it is not a bacterial infection. Treatments aim to avoid complications by measures such as the management of dehydration caused by fluid loss in vomiting and diarrhea, and to mitigate symptoms using antiemetics and antidiarrheals.
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