Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of enteroviral diseases?

Updated: Mar 01, 2018
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Patients with paralytic polio should be encouraged to maintain a high fluid intake.

The application of hot packs leads to sweating, meaning that fluids need to be replenished.

High fluid intake protects against nephrocalcinosis and urinary tract infections due to prolonged immobilization.

A diet rich in L-carnitine is under research as a treatment for postpolio syndrome.

Patients with herpangina should consume soft bland foods and fluids and avoid pain-inducing salty foods and citrus fruits.


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