What can I do to treat norovirus?
There is no specific treatment for norovirus and it’s best to just let it run its course. However, you should make sure that you drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration. Try taking frequent sips of water or fruit juice, even if you are being sick. Adults can also take rehydration drinks. These are available from pharmacies (chemists) and provide the correct balance of salt, sugar and minerals for your body. Rehydration drinks are not always advised for children – speak with your pharmacist or doctor first. Adults can also take anti- diarrhea medicine, which is available at pharmacies and over-the-counter (OTC) at shops such as supermarkets. Anti- diarrhea medicines are not suitable for: • children, or • adults who have a fever (a temperature that is over 38C or 100.4F). Check with your pharmacist if you are unsure.