HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - It might be going around your house, or where you work, but a nasty stomach bug is knocking people out around the area
Dr. Patrick Woodward is starting to see people with the stomach flu trickling into his office.
This usually starts quickly with nausea and often proceeds to vomiting within an hour or two.
Diarrhea follows and can be at the beginning or a few hours later and last a few days. Vomiting usually is present only 6-12 hours.
Treatment is aimed at getting through it without getting dehydrated. Replace electrolytes with fluids and soda crackers until your stomach is strong enough to eat regular food.