Diarrhoea and vomiting are common in adults, children and babies. They're often caused by a stomach bug and should stop in a few days.
The advice is the same if you have diarrhoea and vomiting together or separately.
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:
Stay off school or work until you have not been sick or had diarrhoea for at least 2 days.
To help avoid spreading an infection:
They may recommend:
111 will tell you what to do. They can arrange a phone call from a nurse or doctor if you need one.
Get an urgent GP appointment
A GP may be able to help you.
Ask your GP practice for an urgent appointment.
Check with the GP surgery before going in. A GP may speak to you on the phone.
You probably won't know exactly what the cause is, but the main causes of diarrhoea and vomiting are treated in the same way.
The most common causes are:
Diarrhoea can also be caused by:
Vomiting can also be caused by: