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$)Ci am here in Amazone tropical area. there are enough patients with
diarrhea. majorities are rota viral infection. and there are some patients
with chronic persistent diarrhea, mucoid diarrhea. here i can't find out
cholestyramine for control diarrhea. i want to know how can i control the
dirrhea induced by rota virus. are there any medicine for stop diarrhea not
and in chronic persistent diarrhea, what can i do. they had used many
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The key to the treatment of Rotaviral diarrhoea and in fact all acute
gastroenteritis in childhood is early oral electrolyte replacement. The WHO
has guidelines on oral replacement therapy in the treatment of acute
There is no role for agents which slow bowel motility in children, they infact
can complicate the disease process. Antibiotics are only useful in the
treatment of specific bacterial infections.
Post gastroenterits diarrhoea is the result of lactase deficiency and requires
a formular that does not contain lactose. In your context that would mean
the quick return to breast feeding.
The Prevention of Diarrhoea in the Amazon or any where else is to
encourage mothers to Breast feed their Children.
Dr Michael G. Ryan
The Child Protection Unit
The New Children's Hospital
Snail mail: P.O Box 3515
Parramatta NSW 2124
Tel: +61 (02) 9845 2493
Fax: +61 (02) 9845 2495