What Is the Best Treatment for Acute Gastroenteritis?

Q:

What is the best treatment for acute gastroenteritis?

 

A:

There’s no effective treatment for acute gastroenteritis, so prevention matters a lot. The common ways to prevent acute gastroenteritis are as follows:

  • (for one-year-old children) Get vaccinated. There is a kind of vaccine which can effectively prevent acute gastroenteritis caused by rotavirus.
  • Wash hands thoroughly. Use warm water and soap to clean hands for at least 20 seconds. Remember to wash beneath fingernails.
  • Avoid using shared items.
  • Avoid close contact with people. Keep distance.
  • Disinfect surfaces. Clean hard surfaces such as counters and doorknobs, with a mixture of 0.47 liters of bleach to 3.8 liters of water.
  • Mind what you eat and drink. Avoid raw food and drink well-sealed bottled water.
* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.