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Medicine for norovirus infection

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics 36 years experience
'Stomach flu': It's one of the viruses that can cause gastroenteritis ('stomach flu'). It's now the most common cause of epidemic nonbacterial gastroenteritis in the... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics 21 years experience
PCR if needed: Specific testing is usually not needed for individuals with symptoms of norovirus infection. That's because, whether the symptoms are caused by norov... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Diarrhea: Diarrhea is the most prominent symptom but patients often also have vomiting, malaise, muslce aches and fevers.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Viral Diarrheas: The major causes of gastroenteritis are viruses, accounting for 1/3 of acute diarrheal illnesses. These fall into 5 categories: rotaviruses (lasts 3-... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Lohanswered
Cardiology 49 years experience
Yes: Not uncommon, but usually with people in close proximity to each other, like at schools or on cruise ships.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Norovirus: Noroviruses are in the Caliciviridae family of viruses & cause the most acute gastroenteritis in the US. Per Foodsafety.gov: “People who are infec... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics 36 years experience
It's possible.: It's possible to get so dehydrated that you could be seriously ill and die without medical care. If you think you have gastroenteritis and can't keep... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Hydration: Norovirus is a virus that commonly causes vomiting and diarrhea. It is extremely contagious by contact with microscopic amounts of vomitus or stool. ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics 21 years experience
PCR if needed: Specific testing is usually not needed for individuals with symptoms of norovirus infection. That's because, whether the symptoms are caused by norov... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Usually not: Norovirus infections are a common cause of gastroenteritis (diarrhea with nausea and vomiting). The infection is usually self limited.

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