Gastroenteritis caused by a virus is very common. Viruses can be passed from one person to another, and some spread rapidly. Symptoms include diarrhoea and vomiting.
Whilst there is no cure for gastroenteritis, you can help speed your recovery by:
- Staying at home
- Avoiding contact with others
- Staying well hydrated.
Dioralyte™ is an oral rehydration therapy, designed to combat dehydration caused by diarrhoea.
Two common gastroenteritis viruses causing stomach bugs in the UK are:
- Norovirus (also known as Winter Vomiting Bug), which affects between 600,000 and one million people in the UK each year. Find out more at www.nhs.uk/conditions/norovirus
- Rotavirus (common during winter and spring), which is most common amongst children. Find out more at www.nhs.uk/conditions/rotavirus-gastroenteritis
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Read our tips on how to avoid catching and spreading them around.
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