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Roto virus=gut virus: Kids with rotovirus are generally treated with supportive measures. Re hydration fluids, diet as tolerated and monitored urine output. Occasionally IV fluids are necessary. The virus will resolve within 3-8 days and gut recovery will follow close behind. There are no abx or anti-diarrhea meds that help this in a small child. ...Read more
Rotavirus : Rotavirus is a viral infection spread through contact with the stool of and infected person. It is one of the major causes of dehydration from diarrhea in young children. Since there is no cure, treatment is supportive with rehydration and avoidance of dairy for at least 2 weeks. Vaccines for prevention are now given to infants under 6 months of age. ...Read more
38y/o m.Living in the us for 6 years (born uk).My children recently got diagnosed with croup and i'm feeling very 'off'. Possible i've got virus too?
Yes: Croup is very transmittable and adults can get it many times just like kids since there are many strains. Adults usually don't have the croupy cough but you can still have fevers, sore throat, congestion, cough and feel miserable. I've had croup (as a pediatrician, at least 20 times in my career). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I work with children and I am constantly getting a virus, cold etc. How can I boost my immune system so i can stay healthy?
Infections: You really cannot tell the difference because viral and bacterial infections can start out the same, fever, cough and congestion, etc. If your child looks pitiful with a fever but then starts playing when its gone, its more likely to be viral. A lot depends on the age of the child. ...Read more
Does fever in children stay the same during the cold virus. My 3 year olds fever was 100.5 first 3 days and 102.5 the last 2. His congestion is better?
It cycles: Viruses are actually famous for having cyclic fevers, up one minute and gone the next. That's why schools have a 24 hour no-fever policy, since it can be difficult to tell if the illness is truly gone or if it's just in a "down cycle". As long as the fever responds 2-3 degrees to tylenol or Motrin and other symptoms are improving, he should be fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a virus that has no fever, but makes children very tired, achey, chilled, and a heavy feeling?
VIRAL SYNDROME: When after a thorough medical exam and we cannot find a cause, DX is viral syndrome. ...Read more
Yes: RSV may be acquired at any age. It is especially severe in its presentation among patients who are already ill. The elderly population is also vulnerable. To prevent the spread of RSV, good hand washing and wiping off surfaces with anti-bacterial wipes is helpful. PRMG/Pediatrics/CA ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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