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Will norovirus infections kill me?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine
12 doctors agree

In brief: Usually not

Norovirus infections are a common cause of gastroenteritis (diarrhea with nausea and vomiting).
The infection is usually self limited.

In brief: Usually not

Norovirus infections are a common cause of gastroenteritis (diarrhea with nausea and vomiting).
The infection is usually self limited.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
avoid dehydration by replacing fluids & electrolytes (sodium, potassium); some sports drinks work fine. rehydrating a sip at a time may prevent regurgitating the fluid
Dr. Katharine Garnier
They also make pedialyte ice pops, which can help you rehydrate and replace electrolytes slowly. Norovirus can be serious, especially in the elderly, and often results in being hospitalize or at least seen in the emergency department for IV hydration. If you are dizzy, lightheaded on standing, or not urinating, you need that trip to the Emergency room!
Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not likely

Norovirus infections usually effect the GI tract with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea the major manifestations.
Occasionally there is a low grade fever, but recovery within 1 to 3 days is generally complete. You must however stay well hydrated.

In brief: Not likely

Norovirus infections usually effect the GI tract with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea the major manifestations.
Occasionally there is a low grade fever, but recovery within 1 to 3 days is generally complete. You must however stay well hydrated.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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