Besides making sure that the person is adequately hydrated, other treatment suggestions that may help relieve norovirus symptoms include the following:
- Allow your gastrointestinal tract to settle by not eating for a few hours
- Sip small amounts of clear liquids or suck on ice chips if vomiting is still a problem
- Gradually reintroduce food, starting with bland, easy-to-digest food, like toast, broth, apples, bananas, and rice
- Avoid dairy products, caffeine, and alcohol until recovery is complete
- Get plenty of rest.
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