The objective of treatment is to replace fluids and
Self-care measures to avoid
People with diarrhea who are unable to take fluids by mouth because of nausea or vomiting may need
People taking diuretics ("water pills") may need to stop taking them during the
Full recovery is expected. Recovery usually occurs in 24 to 48 hours.
Dehydration can develop.
Calling your health care provider
Call your health care provider if symptoms do not resolve in 48 hours, severe dehydration develops,
Review Date: 07/25/2007
Reviewed By: Kenneth M. Wener, MD, Department of Infectious Diseases. Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.