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- Eat a high protein diet.
- Maintain fluid and electrolytes.
- Avoid taking anything by mouth.
- Take a medication for diarrhea.
- Give antibiotics if prescribed.
In a client with acute bacterial gastroenteritis, you should maintain fluid and electrolytes, and give antibiotics as prescribed. Medications should not be given for diarrhea as that may worsen the illness. They should drink plenty of fluids but avoid much solid food until the infection has resolved.
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