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Should I Give Imodium To My Child That Is Infected With A Rotavirus
Avoid if poss: Diarrhea is a natural mechanism to clean the intestines from toxins or pathogens. Drs. Advice to avoid anti diarrheal medications if possible always. The main issue is to keep good hydration, drinking fluids and electrolytes (potassium & sodium) to replace the loss and to maintain good hydration. Ask ur pediatician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No...: The most likely cause of this is a virus and needs to clear out of the GI tract. The most important thing to do is to keep your child well hydrated. If he is able to drink fluids (don't worry about solid foods at this time), then keep giving him liquids. Also take note of his urine output - if he is not urinating and looks dry, unable to take fluids, then take him to the nearest er for IV fluid. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varies: You can get many different stool colors with Rotavirus. One more common color, in my experience, has been a distinct "technicolor green". As it progresses you can see clear watery stools, yellow stools, and finally brown. With the advent of the vaccine we hardly ever see Rotavirus these days. ...Read more
Not mandatory: But highly recommended.Get a more detailed answer ›
Direct-antigen test: The direct-antigen test can give results in 24 hours and vaccination with a rotavirus vaccine can substantially reduce a child’s risk of life-threatening rotavirus infection. Studies show that these vaccines can prevent approximately 75% of rotavirus infections and over 95% of hospitalizations due to rotavirus. The rotavirus vaccine is given orally to children at 2 months, 4 months, and 6 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rehydration fluids: Rehydration fluids designed to replace lost water and blood salts (electrolytes) can be very helpful. Some authorities prefer rehydration fluids with fiber like ricelyte © which are reported to be more effective at reducing diarrhea. I would certainly avoid milk products containing lactose until the child is well since many children become lactose intolerant during a bout of rotavirus. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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