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Treatment of gastroenteritis include 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 hospitalization to rehydrate via an IV solution. Some medications may be prescribed to treat some infections (for example, C. diff), to stop vomiting, and antidiarrheal medication to treat diarrhea (either over-the-counter or prescription), depending upon the condition of the patient and cause of gastroenteritis.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/15/2013
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