The most common symptoms--
- throwing up
- stomach pain
- body aches
If you have norovirus illness, you can feel extremely ill and throw up or have diarrhea many times a day. This can lead to dehydration, especially in young children, older adults, and people with other illnesses.
Symptoms of dehydration--
- decrease in urination
- dry mouth and throat
- feeling dizzy when standing up
Drink plenty of liquids to replace fluids that are lost from throwing up and diarrhea.
Sports drinks and other drinks without caffeine or alcohol can help with mild dehydration. But, these drinks may not replace important nutrients and minerals. Oral rehydration fluids that you can get over the counter are most helpful for mild dehydration.
If you think you or someone you are caring for is severely dehydrated, call a doctor.