My son who is aged 5 yrs was taken to our doctor with high temperatures and also for bringing his food back up all the time. The doctor said it was a 'rotary infection'. Could you please explain what a 'rotary infection' is? Is it some kind of food allergy?
  • By Team TDO

Hi. It seems you are talking about Rota virus infection. There is no significant medical term like "rotary infection". Rota virus infection is not a food allergy. It is an infection of gastrointestinal tract caused by virus called Rota virus. It is true that rota virus can spread through infected food, but this can not be termed as food allergy. Symptoms of Rota virus infection include fever, nausea, vomiting, lowered appetite, frequent watery stools or diarrhoea which further lead to dehydration. As it is an viral infection, it generally goes off on it's own. But a care should be taken to prevent dehydration if affected child. You should make your Son rest at home for few days. Ask him for strict hand washing before food and after using toilet, give him bland, home made, food, and try keep him well hydrated by giving frequent oral fluids.

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