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Treatment of gastroenteritis

Treatment of gastroenteritis

Treatment of gastroenteritis

Treatment of gastroenteritis

It is essential to evaluate the cause of gastroenteritis and manage it effectively. Meanwhile, it is advisable to replenish the dehydrated body with sufficient fluids. Fruit juices are better avoided since they irritate the intestinal mucosa and cause increased intestinal disruption. A semi-solid diet is generally helpful in this condition.

Medical treatment includes symptomatic relief which may be provided by medications like anti motility agents, which help in reducing the frequency of loose stools. Anti-emetic drugs may be prescribed to control vomiting. Other medications like antibiotics and anti-parasitic agents may be prescribed if the diagnosis of offending agent has been established. Moreover, it is advisable to avoid medications like NSAIDs which may further irritate the gut lining. It is advisable to manage this infection urgently if the affected person is a child or an elderly. Such people are more prone to develop dehydration due to loss of fluids.

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