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Gastroenteritis in Children

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Gastroenteritis in Children

Gastroenteritis (gastro) is a bowel infection, most often caused by a virus but can also be caused by bacteria or parasites. If your baby is less than 6 months old and gets gastroenteritis, see a doctor, as young babies can become dehydrated very quickly.

Symptoms of gastroenteritis:

Treatment

How long does gastroenteritis last
The vomiting may finish quickly but diarrhea can last for more than 10 days. This doesn’t matter as long as your child is drinking enough fluids, rehydrating and the condition seems to be improving.

When to see a doctor

How to help prevent the spread of gastroenteritis

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Dr. Wanwadee Sapmee Panyakat, MD. (17 April 2020)

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