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Brits warned why they may be waking up feeling unwell today

Brits warned why they may be waking up feeling unwell today

It might be more than just a big hangover

Good morning sleepyhead, it's Boxing Day and that means you've got a whole other year to go before you make it back round to Christmas again.

By now the turkey leftovers ought to be chilling in the fridge next to a bowl of sprouts which you haven't decided what to do with yet but will inevitably be thrown out.

But that might be the least of your worries, because if you woke up this morning feeling unwell then you could be in for a pretty miserable ride.

While everyone else is making turkey sandwiches and catching up on the Christmas TV you didn't watch on the night, you might be stuck in the loo clutching your stomach and wondering what went wrong.

If that's the case then you might have a winter vomiting bug, because nasty diseases also consider this to be the most wonderful time of the year.

The norovirus always gets some people at the end of the year and it's a miserable ride for those poor, unfortunate souls who are going through it.

If you've got a norovirus then the toilet is going to be your best friend for the next few days.
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The main symptoms of the norovirus are squirting from both ends, so vomiting and diarrhoea as your body expels what used to be pigs in blankets.

On top of that you can also end up with a high temperature, a headache and the feeling of aches and pains all over your body.

Simply put, it's an absolute bag of s**t to deal with.

Fortunately the norovirus is here for a bad time, not for a long time and you can treat yourself in the comfort of your own home.

You might want to send away any relatives who've been kipping over for Christmas, so your best bet is to get lots of rest and drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated.

Oh the pain, the terrible pain.
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Norovirus comes from the faeces (poop) and vomit of people who have it, and if they don't clean up properly then they can end up spreading it around.

The virus will get on things their not fully washed hands have touched, meaning the vomiting bug can infect food, water and surfaces.

Basically, you wouldn't want to eat a Christmas dinner made by someone with the norovirus as there's a good chance you'd end up getting it as well.

If you're the unlucky soul who woke up this morning to know that things don't feel quite right then the next few days might not be great for you.

Then again, it could just be a bad hangover so make sure that's not the cause before you start fearing the worst.

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Topics: Health, UK News