Treatment for Viral Gastroenteritis

Viral Gastroenteritis Treatment

Posted on 12/7/2011 6:16:18 AM

Viral gastroenteritis has proven itself to be a very alarming disease once you have it. The good thing is that there are ways that you can actually take note so that you will be able to make sure that you are helping yourself to alleviate from the plight inflicted by viral gastroenteritis.

In the whole of the United States of America, viral gastroenteritis laced second as the most common disease. So what is viral gastroenteritis? According to health.nytimes.com, it is actually a contagious disease which infects intestine that would later lead to extreme vomiting as well as diarrhea. However, despite the fact that it is a terrible disease that has affected the lives of millions of people, it can still be treated.

There are actually two types of treatments that we can take note when it comes to viral gastroenteritis. You just need to consider your age if you are and adult or a child.

  • Adult treatment

  • The best thing that you must do first in treating viral gastroenteritis is to look for its signs and symptoms and recognize each of them. Some of the common signs and symptoms of viral gastroenteritis are abdominal pain, chills, fever, diarrhea and also vomiting.

    Once you have recognize the signs and symptoms and you have indeed acknowledged that you have viral gastroenteritis, what you need to do next is to abstain first from foods for the least hours once you know that you have viral gastroenteritis. By doing so you are helping your stomach to settle down.

    After the hours that you have abstained from food and that your stomach has now settled down, what you need to do is to drink plenty of water. This will help you to be more dehydrated fast especially that you have viral gastroenteritis. On the other hand, if your stomach has not yet settled then it is best advised that you take water in small amount and also to suck some ice cubes.

    Take note not to stress yourself too much or do not overextend yourself as this will only aggravate your viral gastroenteritis. And once you have given yourself ample time of rest, you must now introduce small amount of foods that can be digested easily by your stomach. Some of the foods that you can consider are bananas, broth, apples and toasts.

  • Child treatment

  • Just like in adults, you must first recognize the signs and symptoms of viral gastroenteritis like vomiting, abdominal pain, fever, chills and the like. You must let the kid rest for a minute too. More so, oral rehydration is very important at the height of viral gastroenteritis. This will make sure that fluids as well as minerals of the body are retained. Also make them eat foods that are easy to be digested.

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