Are there alternative treatments for viral gastrointestinal infections?

Often all that's needed to treat viral gastrointestinal infections are simple home remedies. In fact, medications such as aspirin or Tylenol can upset the stomach and cause more harm than good. The key to successfully treating a case of viral gastroenteritis more often than not simply comes down to rest, staying hydrated, and gradually introducing solid foods back into your diet as your system recovers.

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