norovirus

Treat Norovirus Naturally

The leading cause of gastroenteritis, especially in the winter, the Norovirus is definitely something you’ll want to protect against getting. Often attacking with both vomiting and diarrhea, it is highly contagious and often mistaken as food poisoning or stomach flu. You should not see your doctor unless your symptoms persist for more than three days as this is a very contagious disease and your doctor cannot treat it with antibiotics; all you can do is wait for it to pass through your system.

 

How do I know if I have a norovirus?

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Muscle ache
  • Fatigue

 

How do I prevent getting the norovirus?

  • Wash your hands frequently, especially in public places.
  • Do not share utensils or food with other people.
  • Carefully dispose of any contaminated items.
  • Wash all raw fruits and veggies thoroughly and be sure to cook foods such as shellfish fully before eating.
  • Clean and disinfect with bleach if someone has been sick.

 

How can I treat the norovirus?

  • Make sure you stay as hydrated as possible. Dehydration is the number one concern when dealing with the norovirus.
  • Eat some ginger either as tea, raw, or as a candy to help soothe an upset stomach.
  • Drink some peppermint tea to help soothe the stomach and control the production of stomach juices which can make vomiting worse.
  • Have a tablespoon of honey in warm water. It is a natural antibiotic and will help calm your stomach too.
  • If you can stomach it, try to eat a little garlic to help kill off the virus.
  • Drink coconut water to bring back up your electrolytes and get rid of dehydration!
  • Start with soft foods once you stop vomiting. Stick to rice, toast, and applesauce.
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