Gastroenteritis is known commonly as an upset tummy or tummy bug. It is a very common condition that causes diarrhoea and vomiting. Fever, lack of energy, and dehydration may also occur. This typically lasts less than two weeks.
- Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration – You need to drink more than usual to replace the fluids lost from vomiting and diarrhoea.
- Take painkillers such as paracetamol for pain
- Gastroenteritis spreads very easily, so make sure you wash you hands regularly, especially after using the toilet.
- Seek medical advice if you starting seeing blood in your stools, develop a high fever or become extremely dehydrated.