Gastroenteritis
What is it?
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"Gastro”. As most of us call it, is an inflammation of the stomach and the rest of the bowel, often caused by a virus. Your child will have cramps, diarrhoea, and sometimes vomiting as well.
The diarrhoea may be very watery, and can contain blood and mucous.

What to do

If the pain is very severe, see a doctor. The most important thing with gastroenteritis is to keep your child well hydrated by offering frequent, small amounts of liquid. Small babies become dehydrated very quickly, so be extra alert and see the doctor if the child is abnormally floppy or is not alert.

For more detailed info on Common Childhood Conditions, go to Health24.

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