Rotavirus is a type of infection that causes diarrhoea especially among children. In adults this infection causes only mild symptoms. In addition to watery diarrhoea the patient could have fever, vomiting and abdominal pain.
HOW IS ROTAVIRUS DIAGNOSED?
This condition is diagnosed by a pediatrician or a health care provider. Rotavirus is often diagnosed based on symptoms and a physical exam. A stool sample may be analyzed in a lab to confirm the diagnosis.
HOW IS ROTAVIRUS TREATED?
There is no specific treatment for Rotavirus. Antibiotics or antiviral medication will not help in curing the infection. Pediatricians ensure that the child does not end up in dehydration. They advise intake of plenty of fluids and rest to prevent dehydration. Rehydration fluids are commonly prescribed to prevent dehydration. Anti-diarrheal medications are not prescribed for treating a rotavirus infection. The infection usually resolves within a week