One of the most common kinds of diarrheic problems that affects infants and children. The symptoms of this virus are quite similar to that of diarrhoea. These include vomiting, nausea, low grade fever, etc. As the symptoms tend to get more acute, dehydration occurs followed with blood in stool. Besides the, the patient would also have acute stomach pain.
HOW IS ROTAVIRUS DIAGNOSED?
The signs and symptoms of the patient and a physical examination can help a paediatrician make a diagnosis of this disease. An analysis of a stool sample of the patient can help to confirm this diagnosis.
HOW IS ROTAVIRUS TREATED?
Antibiotics and antivirals won't help a rotavirus infection. Usually, the infection resolves within three to seven days.One needs to drink plenty of fluidswhile the virus runs its course, to prevent dehydration.Anti-diarrheal medications aren't recommended for a rotavirus infection.
DID YOU KNOW?
According to studies Rotavirus is the most common cause of diarrhoea among children globally.