Diarrhoea and vomiting are common in adults, children and babies. They are often caused by a stomach bug and should stop in a few days.

You can usually treat yourself or your child at home. The most important thing is to have lots of fluids to avoid dehydration.

In adults and children:

  • diarrhoea usually stops within 5 to 7 days
  • vomiting usually stops in 1 or 2 days