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Causes of diarrhea: norovirus


Norovirus is the biggest viral cause of gastroenteritis and a common cause of diarrhea. Gastroenteritis is infection and inflammation of the stomach and intestines.

Norovirus is caused by a number of different viruses, but every variation of the virus can cause gastroenteritis.

How to avoid catching or spreading it

Norovirus is highly contagious. So, if you catch the infection, be careful not to pass it on to other people. 

Wash your hands regularly with soap, especially after going to the toilet, and ideally disinfect the toilet seat and flush handle after use too. Try to stay at home while you have the symptoms and avoid preparing or serving food.

How to treat diarrhea

You can of course treat your diarrhea and quickly feel better. IMODIUM™ works in harmony with your body to help restore its natural rhythm. You shouldn’t think that it’s best to let diarrhea run its course or ‘flush’ your system of bacteria. Diarrhea is not a defence mechanism that works to fight infection - your immune system does that - but a symptom of disruption to your digestion. When left to run its course, diarrhea can lead to dehydration, so it’s wise to treat it early.

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IMODIUM™ capsules have been a trusted remedy in helping to restore your body’s natural rhythm for more than 40 years.
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