Rotavirus infection during pregnancy

Rotavirus infection in pregnancy - signs, treatment and prevention

Rotavirus infection during pregnancy for the fetus usually does not represent any significant threat, because it affects the intestine and does not affect the fetus. The main threat of rotavirus for a woman in the situation is the threat of dehydration, which can already affect the baby. So, dehydration can provoke a lack of oxygen for the fetus, lead to premature birth and even miscarriage, and in extremely rare cases - and to death.

But it is not necessary to be frightened beforehand - all of this can be simply avoided by starting the therapy of rotavirus infection during pregnancy. Symptoms of intestinal flu in pregnant women are no different from the symptoms accompanying rotavirus infection in other cases. The main is diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, pain in the abdomen, an increase in body temperature. These symptoms, with timely and competent treatment, gradually subside already during the first 2-4 days, and for the treatment of rotavirus infection should be taken as soon as possible.

The use of any special antibiotics rotavirus infection during pregnancy usually does not require (although in some cases they can be prescribed). The main thing in the case of manifestations of intestinal flu is the replacement of the lost fluid in the body in order to avoid dehydration. It will take rest and bed rest, in parallel - a plentiful drink in the form of mineral water without gas, fruit drinks, compotes. It will also be useful to use solutions of electrolytes, rehydration drugs, which you can buy at the pharmacy. With a significant increase in temperature, antipyretic agents (for example, paracetamol) will be needed. Reduce the temperature can be and physical methods - say, use wipes with water or compresses (superimposed on the brush, forehead and ankles, moistened in a weak vinegar solution).

In order to quickly remove the infection from the body, you will also need absorbent and astringent substances, which of them will be most suitable, the doctor will tell you (in case of activated charcoal, Polysorb or Smecta are usually allowed). Perhaps, the use of enzyme preparations is also needed, since its own enzymes for intestinal flu may not be enough to digest food. And also - the use of lactobacilli preparations: to restore the intestinal microflora.

Well, of course, requires rotavirus infection during pregnancy and compliance with a special diet. So, it will be necessary to exclude foods irritating the intestines from the diet, at the same time, preference is given to a mild and gentle diet. Dairy products, fried, salted and fatty foods, fresh vegetables and fruits, confectionery and sweets are excluded. The presence in the diet of mucous porridges on water, fumigated and wiped vegetables, mashed potatoes, rice broth, kissels, crackers or unsweetened dry biscuits is encouraged.

With a competent approach to the issue of eliminating rotavirus, the prognosis is favorable. Symptoms as the therapy goes (it can take from 3 to 5 days), the woman's health improves, and the baby remains "intact and safe," without even experiencing any effects of the poor state of health of the future mother.

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