Gastroenteritis is an inflammation of the stomach and intestines followed by vomiting, watery diarrhea and abdominal cramps. It can occur suddenly causing severe recurrence and diarrhea. It is most often accompanied by strong and painful cramps in the abdominal cavity. The diagnosis of viral gastroenteritis is based on clinical pictures. A stool culture finding can rule out bacterial pathogens.

Gastroenteritis can be caused by many types of viruses, but the most common are highly contagious rotavirus, Norwalk virus, and some adenovirus serotypes. Rotavirus is the leading cause of severe diarrhea in children, and can also occur in adults who are in close contact with an infected child. Rotavirus infections most commonly occur in winter in temperate climates. The Norwalk virus is a major cause of epidemic gastroenteritis in children and adults throughout the year. Norwalk-like viruses are common in school-age children. Epidemics of viral diarrhea usually spread by fecal-oral route, and person-to-person transmission is also possible. These viruses are often found in contaminated food or drinking water.

Symptoms appear 1 to 3 days after taking contaminated food or water, such as loss of appetite, vomiting, pain and cramps in the colon and abdomen, shivering, diarrhea, nausea, bloating, general weakness, joint stiffness, excessive sweating. incontinence, fever, headache and vomiting of blood.


- The stomach needs to be calmed and fast for 1-3 days, when drinking only teas made from savory, lemon balm, sage, thyme or marjoram
- Stay in bed
- Drink plenty of fluids to compensate for water loss due to diarrhea and vomiting
- Teas from birch, linden flower, nettle, chamomile, common centaury, lemon balm, peppermint, cumin and flax seeds
- Avoid dairy products
- Take vitamins A, C and E
- To prevent infection, take garlic and ginger
- To reduce gases in the intestines, take anise and peppermint
- When appetite arises, take pure white cooked rice


Necessarily visit your doctor.