How to identify and quickly cure rotavirus in a child?
Rotavirus, or gastric flu, is an intestinal infection, which mostly affects children from six months to two years. This is due to the fact that their immunity is still not strong enough, and the gastrointestinal tract is not able to cope with heavy loads.
It is easy to catch the disease; and in the kindergarten, and on the street. The main thing is to recognize and take steps to eliminate the negative consequences.
In order to prevent infection of the baby with this insidious disease, one must remember one important point. Usually an outbreak occurs during the winter. Microbes are transmitted by airborne droplets, and they are able to maintain a long-term state of life on various surfaces. That is why, if a child rarely shakes hands after walking or visiting crowded places, the risk of rotavirus infection increases at times.
Keep in mind that the younger the baby, the brighter the symptoms, and the harder it will bear the disease. Rotavirus infection, which occurs in a baby for the first time, will be more severe than subsequent similar diseases. With each new infection, the symptoms will be more flattened. The incubation period of this disease is 2-3 days. That is, after infection during this period, the baby’s symptoms will not appear.
Vomiting is the first and brightest sign of rotavirus infection. The baby begins to vomit even after a few sips of water. This sign joins diarrhea, as well as an elevated body temperature, which can reach 39 degrees. The kid’s chair is usually plentiful, without any trace of blood. The temperature is almost impossible to knock down any tablets. The child is very listless, more lies.