A viral infection occurs when an organism body is invading by pathogenic viruses; and infectious virus particles attach to and enter susceptible cells. A viral gastroenteritis, which we sometimes call a stomach flu; is a common reason for having an acute onset of vomiting and diarrhea, and sometimes with fever.
Most patients have heard of something called the BRAT diet; which stands for bananas, rice, applesauce, toast basically indicating blander foods, softer foods that are gentler on the stomach. However, studies actually show that if you’re starting to feel better; resuming a normal diet is very appropriate. So one can consider that versus restricting their diet if they’re otherwise feeling better.
Virus particles attachment
An upset stomach can be a result of many things. When symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea and fever, chances are it’s a viral infection. he viral infection is most commonly spread through contact with an infected person or by ingesting contaminated food or water.
But in the most cases the viral infections seeing in the gastroenteritis, also knowing as infectious diarrhea, is inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract the stomachand small intestine. Ensuring you stay hydrated is imperative. Viruses are like hijackers. They invade living, normal cells and use those cells to multiply and produce other viruses like themselves. This can kill, damage, or change the cells and make you sick. Different viruses attack certain cells in your body such as your liver, respiratory system, or blood.
Viral infections and treatments
Most cases of viral gastroenteritis will last about a day or two, and will resolve on their own. If things are continuing to improve, it’s probably safe to continue watching for a couple days, but after that, if you’re not having resolution of your symptoms, that’s a good reason to go see your doctor.
For most viral infections, treatments can only help with symptoms while you wait for your immune system to fight off the virus. Antibiotics do not work for viral infections. There are antiviral medicines to treat some viral infections. Vaccines can help prevent you from getting many viral diseases. However, the studies actually showing that if the patient is starting to feel better, resuming a normal healthy diet is very appropriate.