According to the CDC website, there is not an antiviral drug that can be used to treat the rotovirus. Antibiotic drugs are not effective against the rotavirus because antibiotics only work against bacteria, not viruses.
According to the CDC website, the rotavirus infection can cause extreme vomiting and diarrhea. The vomiting and diarrhea contribute to dehydration. Signs of dehydration may include lessened urination, dryness in the mouth and throat and feelings of dizziness. According to the CDC website, drinking plentiful fluids and taking oral rehydration solutions are effective against mild cases of dehydration. Hospitalization may be required in the event of severe dehydration. According to WebMd, children can rapidly become dehydrated when they have the rotavirus infection.