Diarrhoea and vomiting are common in adults, children and babies. They're often caused by a stomach bug and should only last a few days. During that time, there are many ways you can manage your illness at home. Here's some top advice from our home doctor service in Torremolinos on managing sickness and diarrhoea or either one individually.
It can be difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of your illness, but the main causes are usually treated in the same way. This makes managing the illness far easier.
The most common causes are:
You can usually quickly treat sickness and diarrhoea at home. The most important thing is to make sure you stay hydrated and replenish the fluids you lose.
Here are some key do's and don'ts from the experts in our home doctor service in Torremolinos:
In adults and children:
Sickness and diarrhoea can be highly contagious and spread quickly. That's why our home doctor service in Torremolinos advises that you stay off school or work until you have gone at least two days withing vomiting or having diarrhoea.
You can also try:
While you shouldn't need to call our home doctors service in Torremolinos to manage your sickness and diarrhoea, you may find it useful to ask a pharmacist for help. They'll be able to provide you with more advice if you or your child (over five years) have dark, smelly pee or are peeing less than usual as this could signal severe dehydration.
If you’re suffering from sickness and diarrhoea on a regular basis, it might be worth talking to our home doctor service in Torremolinos to determine whether there’s an underlying cause that’s making you more susceptible to the illness.
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