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How can i help protect my toddler against gastroenteritis?

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Dr. Tim Kilkenny
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Good hand washing!: Most gastro is caused by viruses and spread person to person thru contaminated hands. By practicing good hand hygiene, soap and water or alcohol gel, you can block this major source of contagion. Even young children can be encouraged to use purell before eating and discouraged from sharing cups and utensils with others. The rotavirus vaccine also helps protect against this most common virus.
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Hand washing: Gastrointestinal illnesses are transmitted from contaminated food, contaminated hands . Careful food preparation and frequent hand washing are essential.

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