Gastroenteritis (‘gastro’) is a bowel infection which causes diarrhoea and sometimes vomiting. The vomiting may settle quickly, but the diarrhoea can last up to 10 days.
Gastro can be caused by many different germs although the most common cause of gastro is a viral or bacterial infection. Most children do not need to take any medicine and hydration is one of the most important aspects of nutritional management. Read these tips on keeping your child well hydrated when they have Gastro.
Find out more about treatment for children with gastro.