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Mild Norovirus Symptoms
Is it possible to actually have the norovirus without experiencing vomiting and diarrhea? I have been experiencing the typical symptoms of a stomach virus for 3 days, but alas, no 'production'. Body aches, mild fever etc too.
Usually 24-48 hours, but sometimes shorter, sometimes longer.
Communicable for up to 3 days AFTER symptoms resolve! ...Read more
Vomiting...: ...Is usually first, followed by diarrhea soon after. ...Read more
How many days after noroviru symptoms, should my husband sleep in a separate bedroom/ use a separate bathroom? When can we be together (cuddle, kiss)?
Take precautions: The Center for Disease Control's website suggests waiting at least 2 days after symptoms resolve before having contact with others (such as preparing or sharing food) where exposure and transmission can take place. That said, the virus can remain present in the stool (feces) for 2 weeks. Scrupulous hand washing is crucial to prevent this very contagious condition. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Gas in formed stools can cause them to float under normal conditions. Fat malabsorbtion can also cause this. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Viral Diarrheas: The major causes of gastroenteritis are viruses, accounting for 1/3 of acute diarrheal illnesses. These fall into 5 categories: rotaviruses (lasts 3-7 days); enteric adenovirus (last 5-12 days with vomiting and fever); norwalk virus (lasts 1-2 days with flu-like symptoms); calicivirus (with shellfish, lasts 1-2 days in adults; longer in kids); astrovirus (kids & in nursing homes, lasts 2-3 days). ...Read more
Norovirus can be shed for 2 weeks after recovering. It is unclear if the particles are contagious but would be cautious. Also note the disease can be spread by contact with infected surfaces..
https://www. Cdc. Gov/norovirus/hcp/clinical-overview. Html ...Read more
Norovirus is going around my house and I have some Zofran (ondansetron) left over. If I feel symptoms coming on can I take the Zofran (ondansetron) as a preventative measure?
Zofran (ondansetron) for norovirus: Norovirus is a nasty virus that causes "stomach flu". It is highly infectious, that's why you'll see it on the news when everyone on the cruise ship gets sick. If the illness is going around your household, you may get it too unless you're extremely careful with hygiene (hand washing). Alcohol based hand rubs aren't 100% for norovirus. Zofran (ondansetron) will help with nausea/vomiting if really needed. ...Read more
Several: Rotavirus and norovirus infections are generally limited to the GI tract. Although influenza may also produce GI symptoms, the upper and occasionally lower respiratory tract symptoms, degree of fever, generalized muscle aches and degree of malaise are far more than one could reasonably expect from the first two viruses. ...Read more
Hi I think I may have just had a mild case of norovirus, caught from my daughter via day care. However I have noticed my poo is now very pale or white?
Not unusual: POO color is determined by how much bile gets put into your stools. This can get thrown off a bit after a viral infection. Give it a few week to get back to normal as long as you are NOT looking yellow/jaundiced. If that happens, see doc right away. Otherwise, things should be back to normal by the end of the month. ...Read more
I had some mild diahrea 2 days ago, is it possible that it was a mild case of norovirus. I didn`t have any nausea or loss of appetite, just bowels.
Doubtful: There are so many causes of mild diarrhea that its hard to say that you had norovirus which often causes more significant diarrhea. ...Read more
I suddenly have arthritic symptoms all over my body. I have difficulty in walking. I had something like this six years ago and was told by the rheumatologist it was likely a virus. I just got over a bad case of norovirus. Can both the things be connected?
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Recovering from norovirus. Day 4 of symptoms and now experiencing ulcers. Is this due to not eating enough or just the immune system doing its job?
Possible celiec? Countless medications for gastric issues (useless) afterthe norovirus - symptoms are bloating, indigestion, itchylegs&arms& diareah
Celiac or more: Celiac disease can be tested for and requires that you see your doctor for the blood work. It can be more than just celiac and different people have different levels of sensitivity for celiac. Some are very sensitive to contamination. There are other sources for gastrointenstinal upset. After the norovirus it will take awhile to get back to baseline. Start with bananas, rice and gluten free. ...Read more
My mom had symptoms of the norovirus but with the vomiting (no diarrhea) came the burning sensation in her arms and neck. Is it contagious?
Yesterday I woke up with diarrhoea and painful stomach cramps. Throughout the day, I developed muscle aches all over (flu-like) and went quite dizzy. Could it be the norovirus? My symptoms have improved today (no longer achey or dizzy).
Had flu shot in Fall. Bad sinus headache / irritable and nausea loose stool & was exposed Thursday to norovirus? Can I have mild case?
Possibly: Flu season is all but over so it is unlikely that you are suffering from the flu. There a host of other viruses that could cause similar symptoms unrelated to the flu. If you are concerned see your doctor within 48 hours of symptoms so that you can receive appropriate flu treatment. Best treatment is time and symptomatic management. ...Read more
Transmission: Noroviruses are in the Caliciviridae family of viruses & cause the most acute gastroenteritis in the US. Per Foodsafety. Gov: “People who are infected can spread it directly to other people, or can contaminate food or drinks they prepare for other people. The virus can also survive on surfaces that have been contaminated with the virus or be spread through contact with an infected person. ...Read more
NoroV Contagion: Whereas the symptoms usually begin 12 to 48 hours after ingesting the virus, there is no evidence that sick persons can become long-term carriers of the virus, but the virus can be in the stool and vomit of infected persons, from the day they start to feel ill to as long as 2 weeks after they feel better." http://www. Health. State. Mn.Us/divs/idepc/diseases/norovirus/basics. Html#duration. ...Read more
Do you have diarrhea:
What makes you think that you have norovirus. Unless you have diarrhea, you do not have to be concerned about the virus.
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