When my grandson came down with an extended period of vomiting and diarrhoea, I thought I had better see what the latest news is on the issue. I found this article, provided by the South Australian Government, in their IMVS Newsletter 65 Autumn 2007. The article said that most causes of acute infectious gastroenteritis are viral.
It quoted a prospective case control study of paediatric diarrhoea from Adelaide’s Women’s and Children’s Hospital showing that viral pathogens were detected in 71% of all infective diarrhoeal illnesses. It also said viral causes of diarrhoea infect nearly all children in the first few years of life.
What I was excited to read however, was that the main-stay of treatment is replacement of fluids and that while there are no specific antiviral agents available, a hyperimmune bovine colostrum has been shown to be an extremely useful prophylactic agent against rotavirus infection in children. How about that! Not new news for the Savvy team, but perhaps there are plenty of others, mums in particular, who are looking for simple solutions for their suffering child.
Bovine Colostrum is safe, non-toxic and can be consumed in any quantity without side-effects or drug interactions, and has been proven to be at least three times more effective than vaccination. Other articles we have written on the other benefits of colostrum are Colostrum And Macca: Natural Ingredients for Optimal Health; Immunity: What’s Your Back-Up Plan?; Tired of Being Sick And Tired? Avoid Allergies, Asthma And Sinus This Winter.