Home Remedies for Gastroenteritis

Natural Remedies for Gastroenteritis

Gastroenteritis can be quite annoying and the sufferer might be prevented from his or her daily work. Nevertheless, remedies for this sickness can be done without going to a hospital. Home remedies can be administered to treat gastroenteritis.

Gastroenteritis is when the gastrointestinal tract is inflamed. It is also known as stomach flu or gastric flu. Gastroenteritis condition can definitely affect the sufferer and prevent him or her from performing his or her usual tasks because of the pain. Furthermore, if taken for granted, this condition may lead to acute diarrhea and eventually cause an early death.


Most of the causes of gastroenteritis are from foods such as seafood, dairies, bakery products, foods that are prepared poorly and reheated foods. Contaminated water also causes this condition. Viruses such as astro-virus (children), noro-virus (children and adults), rota-virus (infants and 5 years old below children), adino-virus (children/ young children), sapo-virus (all ages) are the causes of gastroenteritis. If you have gastroenteritis, you must not ignore it and take proper cure because it can result to acute diarrhea and can lead to death.


The symptoms of gastroenteritis include acute diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, appetite loss, tachycardia, dehydration, low fever, skin discoloration, sunken eyeballs, dark-eye circles, abdominal pain, dysentery, and abdominal cramps. They may occur up to 6 days and with proper treatment, the diarrhea will be gone.


The main kind of treatment for gastroenteritis is rehydration. You should replace the lost fluids as well as electrolytes caused by the acute diarrhea. Oral Rehydration Therapy must be consider depending on the level of dehydration of the sufferer. Some home remedies include oral rehydration salt, clay, acidophilus, apple cider vinegar; grapefruit seed extracts, lemon juices, and wine. If you don’t have this condition, then what you need is to prevent its virus and bacteria from getting into your system. You should wash your hand frequently. You must also wash your soiled clothing properly. Last but not the least is to prepare your food properly and keep them clean all the time.

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