Dehydration occurs when you don't have enough fluids in your body. If severe, dehydration can cause serious problems. Learn how to spot the symptoms.
Hydration tips for children
Children are sometimes at risk of dehydration, especially in hot weather and when exercising. These tips will help keep them safe and healthy.
Cholera is an illness that gives you severe diarrhoea and dehydration. It is most likely to be found in parts of the world with poor water and sanitary services.
Diarrhoea in children
Diarrhoea in children is very common, and when certain other symptoms are present, it may be serious. Find out here about the causes, symptoms and treatments.
Drinking water and your health
Drinking plenty of water daily is essential for good health and hydration. Find out exactly why your body needs water to function.
Gastroenteritis (gastro) is an infection of the gut that can cause diarrhoea and vomiting. Learn here about gastro treatment and symptoms.
Vomiting in adults is usually not a sign of anything serious and tends to only last one or two days. Learn the causes and when to seek medical advice.
Symptoms of serious illness in babies and children
If your child has a serious illness, it’s important to get medical attention quickly. Learn how to recognise the symptoms and what to do.
Water and your health — infographic
If your body doesn’t have enough water (dehydration), it won’t function well. This infographic shows why drinking plenty of water daily is essential.
Calf pain is often caused by a muscle strain or cramps due to exercise, dehydration or mineral deficiency. But it can be a symptom of something more serious.