The winter vomiting bug
Norovirus or the Winter Vomiting Bug is caused by a number of different viruses, but every variation of the virus can cause gastroenteritis. If you are unlucky enough to catch it, the symptoms usually include vomiting and diarrhoea.
How to avoid catching or spreading it
Norovirus is highly contagious. So, if you catch the infection, be careful not to spread it 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.
Treating Diarrhoea with IMODIUM®
You can of course treat your diarrhoea and start to feel better. IMODIUM® works in harmony with your body to help restore its natural rhythm. You shouldn’t think that it’s better to let diarrhoea run its course or ‘flush’ your system of toxins. Diarrhoea is not a defence mechanism that works to fight infection - your immune system does that - but a symptom of disruption to your digestion.