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Jelitówka in children - guilty viruses
Intestinal flu in children develops suddenly, it is difficult to predict that the first symptoms of the disease will appear, because the child does not reveal signals that something is wrong. Jelitówka is a common condition for children attending nurseries and kindergartens. According to statistics, the peak incidence falls on 6-24 months of age. The disease spreads very quickly.
Intestinal flu in children is caused by viruses, most often rotaviruses (rarely andeviruses). Theoretically, a commercially available vaccine against vaccines is available, but it does not protect against falling ill. It is intended to alleviate the symptoms of the disease, but the experience of parents does not provide unequivocal information as to whether it really happens (incubation period is 1-2 days after contact with a sick person). Therefore, having knowledge about the threat, it is worth finding out how to recognize that it is a small intestine in children and how to treat it.
Jelitówka in children: symptoms
Intestinal flu gives clear symptoms that are difficult to confuse with the symptoms of another disease. The most common are:
- fever or feverishness
- vomiting - often the first symptom, appearing before diarrhea, usually lasts for 1-2 days,
- diarrhea - watery and smelly, usually lasts from 2 to 7 days,
- stomach pain,
- less appetite
- the child is listless, lethargic, complains of worse mood.
Occasionally respiratory symptoms may appear - cough, runny nose rash.
Is intestinal infection in children dangerous?
Jelitówka can be dangerous because it can lead to dehydration. That is why it is so important to ensure proper hydration of the child during illness. However, you have to do it the right way.
Water and drinks should be given in small sips, preferably slightly chilled after about 20 minutes after vomitingnot to provoke others. It is worth trying to give after vomiting light small meals (non-dairy) - bread, porridges, until the symptoms disappear, do not give the child sweets, fruit and fruit juices. However, do not force the child to eat. During illness, the appetite is lower.
Do not give your child any diarrhea. During diarrhea, the body cleans up, this process should not be hindered.
When do you need to see a doctor?
Medical consultation requires a situation where the child has:
- bloody diarrhea
- signs of dehydration
- diarrhea, which lasts 10-14 days.
Any doubts should be consulted with a doctor.