Diet for rotavirus infection in children
Child Health / / August 12, 2017
Up to 40 percent of children under two years of sick intestinal flu.The disease is caused by one of the six human pathogenic rotaviruses that infect the mucous membrane of the stomach and intestines.The infection is transmitted by the fecal-oral route (through unwashed hands, pacifiers, toys, pots), so the groups of children rotavirus is often passed from one child to another, hitting them all. initial stage of the disease caused by the pathogenic virus is similar to the majority of gastrointestinal infections: temperature rises to 38 degrees or more, vomiting opened (up to 10 times a day), diarrhea (8-20 times a day).Then there are dry cough, sore throat and runny nose.
Modern medicine to treat rotavirus infection is not yet capable of.Therefore, therapeutic measures aimed at combating phenomena such as vomiting and diarrhea, and possible dehydration.Dehydration is particularly dangerous for infants, as they can not complain of thirst.
fluid loss in the body replenished with the help of
With general intoxication drugs to help cope enterosorbiruyuschee - enterosgel, smectite, activated charcoal.The use of antibiotics is not recommended, as the rotavirus they do not act, but can harm already suffered intestinal microflora.Recently, for the normalization of its physicians prescribe probiotics.
Diet with intestinal flu
Diet for rotavirus infection in children - an important component of therapeutic measures.Since most pathogens are rapidly developing in the dairy environment, the diet should be avoided milk and all dairy products (kefir, yogurt, cheese).Babies who are breast-fed, it should not be put out of his chest, as breast milk contains the necessary antibodies, supported forces weakened the body and helps the child to calm down.At artificial feeding a child for a few days can be translated into Low-mix.
Typically, rotavirus infection in the child completely loss of appetite, insist on eating it is not necessary.If the child wants to eat, he can cook rice porridge without milk and butter.You can offer a liquid mashed potatoes, crackers of white bread, sweet tea.
In the acute phase of the disease the child's diet should not contain foods that can cause further irritation of the stomach and intestines (berries, sour fruit), trigger the fermentation process (buckwheat, various sweets).
After 5-8 days of onset of the disease in children with rotavirus infection diet can be supplemented with baked apples, lean poultry, fish, eggs, cheese.Dishes best steamed or boiled.From foods rich in crude fiber (vegetables, rye bread), at a time should be abandoned.
Return to the usual diet should be done gradually over 7-10 days.