Symptoms and treatment for GI Bugs

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - A stomach bug is never welcome but this time of year it is the most difficult.

In this week's Neighborhood Health Watch we show you how to cope.

Dr. Patrick Woodward is on the case of an ugly GI Bug.

Symptoms include rapid onset of nausea followed by often violent vomiting which may persist off and on for several hours-only.

It can also include diarrhea for a couple more days.

And all through the process are aches and chills too. Your best chance to get through it more easily is to get some anti-nausea medication from your friendly family doctor and to get small sips of fluids to help avoid dehydration.

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