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When should I call or visit the doctor for a norovirus infection?

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In most cases, you will get better on your own after 1 to 3 days. Call your doctor’s office if you have symptoms after 3 days.

You should also pay attention for symptoms of dehydration, which may also require a doctor’s attention.

In rare cases, your vomiting could mean something more serious than norovirus. If your vomit is green or yellow, that could be a sign of a bowel obstruction. See a doctor right away.

From: Norovirus: Symptoms and Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Edward Gaydos, DO, pediatrician, Cleveland Clinic.

CDC: "Norovirus: Clinical Overview."

CDC website.

San Francisco Department of Public Health: "Norovirus."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on January 28, 2019

SOURCES:

Edward Gaydos, DO, pediatrician, Cleveland Clinic.

CDC: "Norovirus: Clinical Overview."

CDC website.

San Francisco Department of Public Health: "Norovirus."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on January 28, 2019

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