Intestinal flu - rotavirus which affects the intestinal tract

April 7, 2011

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 intestinal flu
 Intestinal influenza - a viral infection of the gastrointestinal tract. The medical term for this disease - viral gastroenteritis. Intestinal flu causes irritation and inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract and is not really a species.



Symptoms of intestinal flu can range from mild to severe, depending on the cause intestinal flu virus infection. Usually, symptoms disappear within 24-48 hours, but may persist for about 10 days.

Symptoms of intestinal flu:

  • Bloating, belching Belching: why it happens and that means  Belching: why it happens and that means
   and flatulence;
  • Abdominal pain and cramping;
  • Symptoms are similar to flu symptoms (fatigue, fever, sore throat, headache, cough);
  • Nausea;
  • Vomiting;
  • Watery stools;
  • Weakness.

Intestinal flu can cause serious or life-threatening dehydration. When you or your child has any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:

  • Changes in the level of consciousness;
  • Brad;
  • Very strong thirst;
  • Failure to drink, and to retain fluid in the body;
  • The absence of urination; young children - there is no need to change the diaper for six hours or more;
  • Lethargy;
  • Severe rectal bleeding;
  • Surface, fast and / or shortness of breath;
  • Sunken fontanelle in infants;
  • Lack of response to others.



The intestinal flu is caused by a viral infection. Infection can occur when physical contact with people who are already infected with intestinal flu, or as a result of the use of food or water contaminated with the virus.

Of intestinal flu can be adenoviruses astroviruses, rotaviruses and noroviruses (the latter often infected children under the age of five years).

Symptoms of intestinal flu similar symptoms may be caused by the following factors:

  • Alcohol intoxication;
  • Anthrax;
  • Bacterial infections of the gastrointestinal tract, such as those caused by Salmonella Salmonella: unknown facts  Salmonella: unknown facts
 , Campylobacter and other organisms;
  • Dysentery (characterized by bloody diarrhea, often caused by bacteria such as Shigella and E. coli);
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (discomfort in the digestive tract, which does not cause serious damage to the bowel or severe disease);
  • Dyspepsia;
  • Side effects of certain drugs;
  • Parasitic infections;
  • Stress;
  • Ingestion of toxic products.


Risk factors

Risk factors for the development of intestinal flu include:

  • Close contact with a person suffering from an intestinal flu;
  • Contact with faeces of domestic animals, reptiles and products that may be contaminated with viruses, pathogens intestinal flu;
  • Accommodation in a relatively small space next to a large number of people, for example, in hostels or on cruise ships;
  • The weakening of the immune system The immune system - how it works?  The immune system - how it works?
   due to disturbances such as HIV / AIDS, diabetes, kidney disease, or cancer, and also for some cancer treatments Cancer Treatment - difficult, but necessary  Cancer Treatment - difficult, but necessary

Those most at risk of dehydration in the intestinal flu are the very young and the elderly, patients with chronic diseases such as cancer and diabetes, and people with suppressed immune systems.



Because intestinal flu medicines does not exist in this disease are recommended primarily bed rest and drinking liquids. The latter is especially important to avoid dehydration resulting from prolonged vomiting and diarrhea. Before the symptoms of intestinal flu will be, avoid solid foods, so as not to overload the stomach. When severe dehydration may require hospitalization.

Tablets Kagocel - help to cure and prevent the flu

February 26, 2012

 Tablets Kagocel
 Tablets Kagocel stimulate the production of its own (endogenous) of the antiviral protein interferon, therefore, have an antiviral and immunomodulatory effects. This drug is prescribed mainly for the treatment and prevention of seasonal influenza and viral infections.

 Tablets Kagocel - help to cure and prevent the flu

As acting tablets Kagocel

Kagocel - is an antiviral and immunomodeliruyuschy drug that is available in tablets of domestic pharmaceutical company Niarmedik Plus. Kagocel mechanism of action is based on the fact that it stimulates the production of interferon by all cells of the immune system which are involved in protecting the body from viral attacks (lymphocytes, macrophages, granulocytes, fibroblasts Fibroblasts: the mystery of the connective tissue  Fibroblasts: the mystery of the connective tissue
 , Endothelial cells). This produces the so-called "late" interferon, which is composed of the alpha and beta - interferons, has a pronounced anti-viral effect.

Receiving Kagocel facilitates a dramatic increase in the quantity of interferon in the intestine within four hours after receiving the pills inside blood - after two days and the effect lasts about four to five days. The best effect in the treatment Kagocel achieved in the case where it does not begin to receive later the fourth day after onset. To prevent a viral infection it is best to start taking immediately after contact with the patient, but it is possible at a later date.

If the pill is absorbed into the blood only a fifth of the dose. But a day drug accumulates in the body, mainly in the liver and lungs, thymus, spleen, kidney, lymph nodes. Few Kagocel in adipose tissue, cardiac muscle, skeletal muscle, brain, blood plasma. Kagocel has substantial molecular weight, so hardly cross the blood brain barrier to the brain. The plasma is present mainly in protein-bound form and lipids.

Kagocel excreted from the body in the feces. Within a week after the start of the body is derived from almost 90% of the dose received, of which a large part of the intestines through the feces and small - through the kidneys in urine.

 Tablets Kagocel - help to cure and prevent the flu

Indications and contraindications for receiving Kagocel

Admission Kagocel shows the flu and acute respiratory viral infections in adults and children older than six years. It is used for prevention of these diseases in the event of contact with the patient or during seasonal epidemics of viral infections. In addition, Kagocel indicated for the treatment of herpes Treatment of herpes - a serious problem  Treatment of herpes - a serious problem
   in adults.

Contraindications Kagocel are pregnant, breast-feeding Breastfeeding - a personal choice  Breastfeeding - a personal choice
   feeding, child up to 6 years and idiosyncrasy of the drug. Contraindications mainly due to the fact that clinical studies have not been conducted in pregnant women and children. Nursing women should not take Kagocel as though he slightly, but still stands out with human milk.

During the laboratory tests it was found that Kagocel when administered at therapeutic doses do not appear to have any adverse effects on the human body. It is not mutagenic (does not cause genetic changes) and teratogenic (causes malformations in the fetus, if it is prescribed to pregnant female animals), embryotoxic (no toxic effects on the fetus) and oncogenic (causes cancer) properties.

Of the side effects of the drug were observed only allergic reaction. An overdose of the drug may, at the same time manufacturers recommend gastric lavage, activated charcoal to take Activated carbon - old but indispensable  Activated carbon - old but indispensable
   and drink plenty of water. Kagocel usually very well tolerated and can be administered in conjunction with other anti-viral and anti-bacterial drugs.

 Tablets Kagocel - help to cure and prevent the flu

How to take the tablets Kagocel

With the purpose of treatment of acute respiratory viral infections, including the flu, Kagocel appoint a special scheme: the first two days - two tablets three times a day, the next two days - a tablet three times a day (total - for four days 18 tablets). Children with the purpose of treatment is prescribed in the first two days - a tablet three times a day, two days later - on a tablet twice daily (total - four days of 10 tablets). To effect was maximal Kagocel, start taking it should be no later than the fourth day of the disease.

For the prevention of seasonal viral infections Kagocel administered weekly cycles: two days - two tablets once a day, and then make a break for five days, after which the cycle is repeated. If necessary Kagocel can take a month or more. Babies for the prevention of seasonal viral infections Kagocel as prescribed weekly cycles: two days - on a tablet once a day, a break for five days, after which the cycle can be repeated, if necessary.

With the purpose of treatment herpes appoint two tablets three times a day for five days.

Kagocel - it is a safe and effective antiviral drug.

Galina Romanenko

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