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Symptoms usually start a few hours or days after picking up a bug. Typical symptoms include
A stomach ache or cramps. You may also have a temperature.
You can generally treat diarrhoea and vomiting at home. The symptoms will usually get better on their own within a week as long as you can keep hydrated.
Things to do:
Things to consider:
Things to avoid:
See a doctor urgently, if:
For general medical advice please use the NHS website, the NHS 111 service, walk-in-centres, or your GP.
This information is intended for patients receiving care in Brighton & Hove or Haywards Heath.
The information in this article is for guidance purposes only and is in no way intended to replace professional clinical advice by a qualified practitioner.
Publication Date: June 2018
Review Date: June 2022