|A.||Start ORS, oral cefixime, and zinc|
Start ORS, oral ofloxacin, zinc, and probiotics
Start ORS, zinc and probiotics
Start intravenous ceftriaxone and iv fluids
Acute gastroenteritis in children is usually viral, the most common pathogen being rotavirus. Routine administration of antibiotics is not recommended. Oral rehydration solution, zinc, and probiotics are usually enough to manage such cases.
Sepsis, dysentery, suspected cholera, and high white cell counts warrant an antibiotic prescription assuming the underlying pathogen being bacterial.
Some dehydration children with poor oral intake and severe dehydration patients need intravenous fluids for correction of dehydration.