Local Stomach Virus Cases On the Rise

"A lot of times the patients that come into the emergency room are dehydrated. So we'll give them IV fluids, IV medications to help with the pain control as well as any nausea," said Pam Randall with the Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center.

Recently Pam Randall has seen a large number of patients coming through the doors at Saint Elizabeth suffering from stomach viruses and the painful symptoms that come with it.

"A lot of patients that we're seeing have stomach pains, diarrhea and then vomiting," said Randall.

These viruses can be highly contagious so doctors warn to take the extra step when cleaning up, especially you have small children in your home.

"Any toys they've been playing with scrub those down with any kind of antibacterial soap and just keep things as clean as possible," said Randall.

If you are suffering from the virus, Randall says that rest and a heavy dose of fluids are the only cure.

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