These signs often appear within 24-48 hours of getting the virus. They often last about 2-3 days.
You will be asked about your symptoms and health history. You will have a physical exam. Often, this is enough to tell if you have the infection.
You don’t need to find out which virus is causing your infection. Stool tests may be done if your doctor wants to find this out.
A norovirus infection will go away on its own. The infection is often brief and mild.
Most people will get better by resting and drinking plenty of fluids. Oral rehydration solutions can help. These can be found in most drugstores. Rarely, you may need IV fluids if you have severe dehydration.
Antibiotics are not helpful against viruses. There are no antiviral medicines or vaccines used to fight or prevent this infection.
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