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When should I see a doctor about rotavirus?

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If you or your child has the following symptoms:

  • Lethargy and drinking less fluids
  • Frequent vomiting
  • Stools that are black or contain blood or pus
  • Any temperature in a baby younger than 6 months
  • A temperature for more than 24 hours, if your child is older than 6 months
  • Anxiousness
  • Crying with no tears
  • Little urination or dry diapers
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth and throat
  • Extreme sleepiness
  • Pale skin
  • Sunken eyes

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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