There is no medicine that will kill rotavirus. Therefore, adult rotavirus treatment goals are focused on providing supportive care while the body fights the rotavirus infection. Supportive care refers to treating symptoms, such as dehydration, that can occur as a result of the rotavirus infection.
People who experience rotavirus symptoms usually have them for a couple of days. During this time, rotavirus treatment to relieve symptoms can include:
- Resting in bed
- Drinking plenty of fluids
- Taking medication (such as aspirin or acetaminophen) to relieve fever.
People commonly refer to a rotavirus infection in an adult as: