How to treat Children’s Stomach Virus

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When your child has a stomach virus, the first thing that you should do is to make sure that they are drinking lots of fluids in between each meal. It is best if they drink a minimum of six to eight glasses of water throughout the day in order to keep them hydrated.

You should encourage them to sip water and fluids while they are resting in order to keep the fluids down. Feeding your child should be done carefully. You should start small and only introduce foods in small quantities.

Go with foods that are bland and that won’t upset the stomach. You should also feed them small amounts more frequently than three large meals in order to give their stomach time to recover from the virus.

Go-with-foods-that-are-bland-and-that-wont-upset-the-stomachRest is also a crucial part of treating the stomach virus and you should keep your child from activities while they are healing. The body will be drained of energy while it is fighting the virus and it is important that it has the strength that it needs to continue to fight.

Finally, there are over the counter medications that you can give to help ease some of the symptoms that your child is suffering from, but it is always best to check with their  going this route.

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