I know from my annual physical that I don't have angina.
I wonder why I would have viral gastroenteritis on a regular basis about once a month. Also I never have diarrhea and always have a stuffy runny nose with this condition. I think the treatment would work but I wonder about the cause of the symptoms. It is so regular and onsets in the evening.
I think my immune system is not weak, I don't take any medications, take supplements, exercise daily and don't have any medical conditions usually experienced by people my age (74). Is there a way to eliminate the virus if it is lurking? Thanks for your help.
The most important of treating viral gastroenteritis in children and adults is to prevent severe loss of fluids (dehydration). This treatment should begin at home. Your physician may give you specific instructions about what kinds of fluid to give. CDC recommends that families with infants and young children keep a supply of oral rehydration solution (ORS) at home at all times and use the solution when diarrhea first occurs in the child. ORS is available at pharmacies without a prescription. Follow the written directions on the ORS package, and use clean or boiled water. Medications, including antibiotics (which have no effect on viruses) and other treatments, should be avoided unless specifically recommended by a physician.
Prevent condition from reoccuring-
Persons can reduce their chance of getting infected by frequent handwashing, prompt disinfection of contaminated surfaces with household chlorine bleach-based cleaners, and prompt washing of soiled articles of clothing. If food or water is thought to be contaminated, it should be avoided. Rotavirus gastroenteritis can also be prevented by vaccines.
vaccine for viral gastroenteritis-
Currently there are two licensed rotavirus vaccines available that protect against severe diarrhea from rotavirus infection in infants and young children. These vaccines are given to children in their first year of life with other childhood vaccines
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