Flu vs Norovirus ? in Urgent Care

Although some people may refer to norovirus as “stomach flu,” it isn’t technically the flu. It’s a quick yet uncomfortable bout of gastrointestinal illness. Signs of norovirus include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain. Some patients also experience headache, fever and aching muscles. The virus is found in vomit or feces. Even in trace amounts, it can linger on contaminated objects or surfaces for weeks. Try to avoid putting your fingers in your mouth or touching your eyes and nose as much as you can. Patients can recover within 24-48 hours with a good rest.

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Influenza, on the other hand, is an infection of the respiratory system that may take more time to surface — and, depending on its severity, to shake off. The signs of flu are usually marked by symptoms such as fever, headache, sore throat, stuffy nose, body aches and loss of appetite — ailments that most people would associate with a cold.

The flu spreads mainly from droplets that travel when you cough, talk or sneeze.

A doctor may prescribe antivirals, such as oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and zanamivir (Relenza), in some circumstances.

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