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Viral Gastroenteritis Treatment Overview

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Care Plan


First steps to consider

  • Gastroenteritis (stomach bug) usually goes away on its own.
  • Treat nausea, diarrhea, and other symptoms with OTC medications and drink fluids to stay hydrated.

When you may need a provider

  • Symptoms have not improved in 3 days.
  • You have a high fever (above 102F), bloody diarrhea or vomit, or you are pregnant.

Emergency Care

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Call 911 or go to the ER if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • You can’t keep liquid down
  • Have severe diarrhea with lightheadedness

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