Once the doctor analyzes your symptoms and clinical history, they will perform a physical evaluation and request a stool test to identify the type of virus that has caused the infection.
Also, the doctor may ask you for a stool culture if they consider that there may be another probable source for your symptoms, to rule out the existence of bacteria or parasites, and confirm the diagnosis.
There is no effective treatment for viral gastroenteritis, so therapy focuses on self-care actions to try to control symptoms while the infection subsides, including:
- Abundant fluid and electrolyte intake.
- Antidiarrheal drugs.
- Avoid greasy or spicy foods.
- Refrain from ingesting alcohol and caffeine.
At ABC Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Department, we offer health care services with the highest quality and safety, from the prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and monitoring of infectious, respiratory, endocrinological, dermatological, rheumatic, nephrological, gastrointestinal, and hematological pathologies of both chronic-degenerative diseases and acute conditions, through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary model.