Diarrhoea and vomiting are common in adults. They're often caused by a stomach bug and should stop in a few days. The advice is the same if you have both diarrhoea and vomiting or one of the two.

  • Stay at home and get plenty of rest
  • Drink lots of fluids, such as water – take small sips if you feel sick
  • Eat when you feel able to – you do not need to eat or avoid any specific foods
  • Take paracetamol if you're in discomfort 
  • Do not have juice or fizzy drinks - they can make it worse

️ If you have had diarrhoea for more than seven days or have been vomiting for more than two days, go to your clinic.