Top
10
Doctor insights on: Will The Rotavirus Have Lasting Effects On A Person Years Later

Share
1

1
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

Dr. Al Hegab
113 doctors shared insights

Rotavirus Infection (Definition)

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


2

2
If my child gets rotavirus, can she get it again within the same month or year?

If my child gets rotavirus, can she get it again within the same month or year?

Yes: Just like a cold, it can cause an infection again, usually not as severe on subsequent infections. ...Read more

3

3
My two year old keeps throwing up foamy liquid every 45 minutes or so. This is second time in three weeks. No other symptoms or ailments. Rotavirus?

My two year old keeps throwing up foamy liquid every 45 minutes or so. This is second time in three weeks. No other symptoms or ailments. Rotavirus?

Foamy liquid: Rotavirus is generally vomiting stomach contents. Have him checked and always consider ingestion of FB in this age group. All the best. ...Read more

5

5
I heard that the new rotavirus vaccine for infants should not be given because of possible side effects. Is that true? What is the danger?

I heard that the new rotavirus vaccine for infants should not be given because of possible side effects. Is that true? What is the danger?

Not True: So far the "new" vaccine appears quite safe with no evidence of serious side effects.And the experts continually moniter the vaccine for side effects.And since the vaccine has been used the number of children taken to er's with severe rotavirus dehydration has declined from roughly 400, 000 per year to about 100, 000 per year. Huge and this will only get better. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
6

6
What are the side effects of rotavirus and dtap vaccine? My son threw up after these vaccines.

What are the side effects of rotavirus and dtap vaccine?  My son threw up after these vaccines.

Not from vaccines: Dtap and rotavirus vaccines are not the cause of vomiting in your son. Most likely it's something else like a virus etc. if vomiting persists or he develops new symptoms like diarrhea or fever have him evaluated for infection. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
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

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
What is rotavirus?

What is rotavirus?

Gastroenteritis: Rotavirus is a the most common cause of gastroenteritis in children. It causes watery diarrhea. Although it usually is self limiting and not serious, almost 2 million children become seriously ill from dehydration world wide every year, and over 500,000 children under 5 die. In the US there were 35-40 deaths each year from this before the vaccine, which has decreased these numbers. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
What is rotavirus?

What is rotavirus?

A diarrhea virus: Rotavirus is a virus that causes diarrhea, and is contagious. It is one of the most common causes of children's diarrhea, but luckily, there is a vaccine now to protect against it. Babies and children who have gotten the vaccine should either not get the diarrhea or just get a milder case of it, when they catch the rotavirus. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
10

10
What exactly is rotavirus?

What exactly is rotavirus?

A virus-affects kids: Rotavirus is one type of many viruses that can affect humans. Viruses are classified by what type of genetic material they have and how they are organized. The reoviridae, the family rotavirus belongs, have double-stranded RNA as their genetic material, enclosed in a 'capsid'. Rotavirus is an important cause of infectious diarrhea in infants and young children. There is currently a vaccine. ...Read more