What's Going Around

By: Lauren Evans Email
By: Lauren Evans Email

Norovirus is keeping Dr. Thomas Stout at Ingham Community Medical Center in Okemos busy this week.

Symptoms come on suddenly and include: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramping, low-grade fever, chills and headache.

Symptoms generally last for about one to two days.

To treat norovirus, drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration, get plenty of rest, and be cautious of medications like ibuprofen, as they can make your stomach more upset.

Ease back into eating with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce and toast.

Young children, the elderly, and people with other illnesses are most at risk for dehydration.

Symptoms of dehydration are decreased urine, dry mouth and throat, and feeling dizzy when standing up. A dehydrated child may also cry with few or no tears, and be unusually sleepy or fussy.

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