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Variable: usually 24-48 hours, but sometimes shorter, sometimes longer. Communicable for up to 3 days AFTER symptoms resolve! ...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
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
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).
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
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?
Norovirus: 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
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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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?
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.
Hello. : Hello. Norovirus impacts the stomach and /or intestinal tract. Hall mark symptoms include: abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. There are may types of viral illnesses that you can be infected with. I don't know if you had a mild case of norovirus or a different cause. ...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
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