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How is rotavirus treated?

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There's no specific medicine to treat rotavirus. Antibiotics can't touch it and neither can antiviral drugs.

Your doctor may suggest medicine to help with the symptoms. Ask about rehydration fluids to replace minerals lost through vomiting and diarrhea.

From: What Is Rotavirus? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC: "Rotavirus."

Mayo Clinic: "Rotavirus."

Cleveland Clinic Children's: "Rotavirus."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on February 02, 2019

SOURCES:

CDC: "Rotavirus."

Mayo Clinic: "Rotavirus."

Cleveland Clinic Children's: "Rotavirus."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on February 02, 2019

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