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How could I do with my son"s rotavirus?

How could I do with my son"s rotavirus?

How old is your son?: Rotavirus can be a serious illness for young infants,because of dehydration.Was he not vaccinated?Has he seen his pediatrician? There is no actual treatment for the virus.So in general,if he is vomiting, you need to give him small sips of fluids(the type depends on his age)& watch his urine output.For the diarrhea,if he is on solids,continue them.Talk to his doctor for futher advice. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Rotavirus Infection (Definition)

Rotavirus infection is an extremely common viral ...Read more


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In what manner is my child likely to contract a rotavirus?

In what manner is my child likely to contract a rotavirus?

Contact: Usually from direct contact which is why good handwashing techniques are so effective in preventing the spread. ...Read more

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Will the rotavirus have lasting effects on a person years later?

Will the rotavirus have lasting effects on a person years later?

Not: None if the chide was treated probly and vaccinated. Rotavirus can spread easily among infants and young children. While hand washing and cleanliness are important ways to stop the spread of germs, they are not enough to stop rotavirus. The best way to protect children against rotavirus is to get them vaccinated on time. ...Read more

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What is the scientific / full name if the rotavirus?

What is the scientific / full name if the rotavirus?

Rotavirus: The scientific name is simply "rotavirus." there are five species, cleverly named a, b, c, d, and e. ...Read more

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What test for rotavirus and why?

What test for rotavirus and why?

Several tests: Commercial assays for detecting group-a antigens; viral cultures, or serological response by antibody testing (generally retrospective). There is little benefit to individual patients to proving the cause for the viral illness since there is no specific treatment available, and most therapy is for dehydration, control of vomiting and diarrhea, and dealing with infrequent complications. ...Read more

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Rotavirus infection serious in kids?

Generally not: Similar to other viruses which infect the GI tract, but the nausea, vomiting, fever and respiratory symptoms may be slightly worse. Children will be lethargic, not have much appetite, and may develop low grade liver inflammation. Serious complications are almost entirely related to dehydration, imbalance of electrolytes, and acidosis. Often lasts 8-10 days and rarely requires hospitalization. ...Read more

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Is rotavirus a kind of airborne virus?

Is rotavirus a kind of airborne virus?

Not likely: Rotavirus is though to spread via the fecal-oral route, so infection occurs in areas of poor sanitation. Good hand washing helps to prevent spread of viruses such as rotavirus. ...Read more

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How is rotavirus treated in a hospital?

How is rotavirus treated in a hospital?

Isolation/hygiene: There is no cure for rotavirus, so treatment is more for making your child feel better and to prevent any complications from dehydration. If your child is hospitalized, they will be isolated from other children to prevent an outbreak in the hopital.It's the leading cause of severe diarrhea. In some infants and children, diarrhea may be so severe that the dehydration requires IV hydration. ...Read more

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How deadly is rotavirus in a 2 month old?

Depends: It is one of the most common reasons for hospitalization due to dehydration for infants.Worldwide,it causes significant mortality in young infants.When there is early recognition and proper care, it usually passes without significant long term effect. ...Read more