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Treatment of gastroenteritis includes self-care and home remedies that are aimed at keeping the patient well hydrated to avoid dehydration. Medical treatment may be necessary if the patient becomes dehydrated and needs intravenous (IV) fluids to replenish lost fluids. Sometimes antibiotics may be prescribed to treat some infections (for example, C. diff). Antiemetic medications can be used to treat nausea and vomiting. Antidiarrheal medication to decrease the frequency and amount of diarrhea are recommended depending upon the cause of the diarrhea.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/31/2014
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