Saturday, January 2, 2010

ROTAVIRUS.



Have you heard bout ROTAVIRUS? My son was infected by it when he was around 1 year plus..it happened suddenly..thing that i remember was, he vomit after he drank his milk..Gabra tol..at first i thought mayb dia bloated, but then tiap kali i kasi susu, Afiq akan muntah..anything dia makan akan keluar balik.. i pon xsedap hati sbb dia semakin lemah, my hubby n i quickly ran him to MMC..check in the hospitaln stayed around 3 days...Doctor cakap, dia kene rotavirus...So what is Rotavirus? check it out..........
Rotavirus is a virus that infects the bowels. It is the most common cause of severe diarrhea among infants and children throughout the world and causes the death of about 600,000 children worldwide annually. The name rotavirus comes from the characteristic wheel-like appearance of the virus when viewed by electron microscopy (the name rotavirus is derived from the Latin rota, meaning "wheel").
Almost all children have become infected with rotavirus by their third birthday. Repeat infections with different viral strains are possible, and most children have several episodes of rotavirus infection in the first years of life. After several infections with different strains of the virus, children acquire immunity to rotavirus. Children between the ages of 6 and 24 months are at greatest risk for developing severe disease from rotavirus infection. Adults sometimes become infected, but the resulting illness is usually mild.

What are rotavirus symptoms?

  • lethargy,
  • dry, cool skin,
  • absence of tears when crying,
  • dry or sticky mouth,
  • sunken eyes or sunken fontanelle (the soft spot on the head of infants), and
  • extreme thirst.


How is rotavirus treated?

There is no specific treatment for rotavirus. For people with healthy immune systems, rotavirus infection of the bowel (gastroenteritis) is a self-limited illness, lasting for only a few days. The treatment consists of increased fluid intake (oral rehydration) to prevent dehydration. About one in 40 children with rotavirus infection of the bowel requires hospitalization for intravenous fluid.


Our doc bekalkan banyak hexbio probiotic supplement, smercta( dunno wether the spelling is correct! heheh) and lactobacillus( bakteria baik utk tummy)..katanya Afiq akan sembuh dalam 2-3 minggu..peh..lame tu... bila Afiq dah kurang muntah-muntah, dia akan cirit birit..then beransur-ansur sihat...selain tu, i amalkan Afiq meminum 2 yakult everyday..Vitagen pon boleh...



 still happy walaupon msk hospital..:p






2 comments:

  1. Poor Afiq :(
    Banyak pics he senyum2 tu dah sihat ya? hehehe! cute!

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