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Probiotics Used to Treat Norovirus

February 17, 2012

WakeMed pediatrician Dr. Travis Honeycutt spoke with WRAL this week about the use of probiotics in recovering from the contagious norovirus.

Symptoms of norovirus include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach Cramps

Combating Norovirus with Probiotics

Probiotics is a healthy bacteria that normally lives in the intestine and can be found as dietary supplements. They combat the virus by putting in more normal bacteria in the intestine to help compete with the virus and sometimes even attack the virus directly.