When our children are small, it is very common that constantly sick with viruses like flu and others. But if there is a type of virus that typically affect them in a more common form of what we think is the virus of infantile gastroenteritis. It is inflammation of the stomach mucosa and bowel mucosa. It is an irritation and inflammation of the whole digestive tract of our children.
The symptoms that usually appear with the infantile gastroenteritis are similar to which occurs in adults with the same virus, that is, that our son can suffer nausea, vomiting, fever, dizziness, abdominal pain and episodes of diarrhea.
This is one of the most common viral illnesses in childhood, and due to this viral nature, can be highly contagious, although it is true that the viral illness often last only a few days.
To detect gastroenteritis, we should look to the gradual emergence of these symptoms. First, it tend to be lack of appetite followed by mild diarrhea, to which then will be followed by a gradual increase of diarrhea, with liquid feces, as well as the appearance of vomiting, abdominal pain caused by stomach and intestinal inflation and by the picture of vomiting and diarrhea, in addition to the appearance of the fever produced by the viral character of the infantile gastroenteritis.
To cure infantile gastroenteritis will require that the children drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration and vomiting, as well as provide anti thermal to reduce fever. Also he should rest at home and have a soft diet during the days of the virus.