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Viral gastroenteritis in children

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Hydration: The primary treatment in viral gastroenteritis is a close attention to hydration.A source of fluids through oral rehydration fluids, and some solids l... Read More

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Hukes and spews: Viral gastroenteritis means a bowel infection caused by a virus leading to nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. It is treated symptomatically, but other so... Read More
Dr. Bisher Abdullah
Pediatric Gastroenterology 32 years experience
Gastroenteritis : Viral infection leading to inflammation of the stomach and bowel.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Anyone: Viral gastroenteritis is a common cause of diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. This is also known as "the stomach flu.".
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Virus: It is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces, foods, living things, etc. That are carrying the virus. The b... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Viral gastroenteriti: Time, fluids, brat diet. Mainly time.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Oral rehydration therapy (ORT). : You can get oral rehydration fluid at a pharmacy.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Silverman
Specializes in Infectious Disease
Clinically: It's frequently a diagnosis of exclusion as it's generally a self limited illness - lasting less than 24 hours or so.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Silverman
Specializes in Infectious Disease
No: Generally not in otherwise healthy individuals but in infants and the elderly it can be serious if they cannot maintain adequate hydration-so the key ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Symptoms: The symptoms of stomach flu (viral gastroenteritis) can include: nausea, vomiting, headache, watery bowel movements (not bloody), abdominal cramps and... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Hukes and spews 2: By definition, there has to be nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. It can also include abdominal pain, cramping, occasionally fever, and occasionally blood... Read More

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