DANGEROUS HEALTH – When gastroenteritis affects young children, it remains to be kept very careful. Dehydration can in fact happen very quickly and endanger the child. Pediatrician Anne Piollet explains what good reflexes are, while the epidemic is particularly affected by 4 regions (Ile-de-France, Hauts-de-France, Great East and Pays de la Loire).
– Charlotte Anglade
Your child has abdominal pain and diarrhea? It may have gastroenteritis. This inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract is common in children, especially when participating in a community (school, kindergarten …). Especially because their hands are easily transmitted.
While the epidemic in the last four regions (Ile-de-France, Hauts-de-France, Grand Est and Pays-de-la-Loire) in the last week of the Sentinelles medical observers network, pediatrician Anne Piollet tells us more about this disease , which can be very dangerous if not treated properly.
Gastroenteritis can be bacterial or viral. "But in the community, it's pretty viral," says the LCI pediatrician. "In small, it is reflected in abdominal pain, more frequent mood, nausea and diarrhea, but it can result in temperature and vomiting."
In children and especially infants, it is important to take gastroenteritis very seriously. Because too many vomiting and sludge can lead to dehydration and hospitalization in just a few hours. In infants, a quick medical visit is mandatory. "For older children, hygiene and nutrition at the food level (rice, bananas, etc.) must be taken into account. Doctor visit is not necessarily mandatory. On the other hand, if this does not do nothing but vomiting, the scent of acetone at breathe is does not feed and is weak, it needs to be consulted, "explains Anne Piollet.
On the other hand, because the virus is giving birth, it is important to wash them regularly to avoid contamination of other children (or adults). Do not forget to clean the toys and clean the toilet bowls and disinfect them after every passage of a sick child.
If gastroenteritis is contagious, there is nothing legally preventing parents from bringing children to kindergarten with this disease. Nevertheless, rest and adjusted diet are much more recommended.