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Gastroenteritis (gastro) is an infection of the gut that can cause diarrhoea and vomiting. Learn here about gastro treatment and symptoms.
Norovirus is one of several viruses that cause gastroenteritis. It’s spread easily, but good hygiene practices can help protect both you and others. Learn more.
Rotavirus is a viral illness that can cause severe diarrhoea. Learn more about its causes, symptoms, prevention and treatment options available.
Parechovirus is a virus that usually has very mild symptoms, or none at all. Sometimes it can cause serious illness in babies and young children. Good hygiene can help stop it spreading.
Underlying causes of vomiting
There are many causes of vomiting, including gastroenteritis, pregnancy, migraine, appendicitis, labyrinthitis. Find out what can cause vomiting.
Campylobacter infection (campylobacteriosis) causes gastroenteritis, but most people recover in 1 to 2 weeks with rest and fluids. Learn about the causes here.
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.
Vomiting in children
Learn more about the causes of vomiting in children, and use these handy tips to help alleviate the 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.
Diarrhoea may last for just a few days, or it might indicate something more serious. Learn about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments for diarrhoea.