Probiotics Used to Treat Norovirus
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, and stomach cramps. 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.