As dehydration and mineral deficiency are the most dangerous things for your child to endure, rotavirus treatment should be aimed at these problems. The treatment depends on symptoms since there are no specific medications against rotavirus.
It’s important to do the following:
Supply the body with liquids.Special salt solutions (electrolytes) will restore the balance of necessary elements. And of course, don’t forget about water. In case of severe vomiting, a child should always drink small amounts. If you have an infant and they don’t want to drink, try to give them fluid with the help of a syringe.
Check the temperature.If the amount of water is fine, the body will defeat the virus faster. In case of a high temperature, parents are recommended to give their child an antipyretic.
Use sorbents( and activated carbon and medications containing sorbents).
Don’t use antibiotics.Antibiotics don’t fight against viruses and they may become dangerous in cases of rotavirus. They affect the intestine that is already damaged and can cause acute diarrhea. Antibiotics are prescribed by doctors in some cases only — for example, if diarrhea lasts for more than 14 days, a person is diagnosed with helminths, or there’s a suspected case of cholera.