Diarrhoea and Vomiting

Diarrhoea and/or vomiting is usually a short lived illness which is most commonly viral. You should seek advice within 12 hours if your baby or young child has sickness or diarrhoea. Your health visitor or doctor will be happy to advise over the phone and arrange to see you if necessary.

One treatment you can prepare at home is:

  • 1 pint boiled water + 2 small pinches of salt + 3 flat teaspoons sugar
  • Mix together and take 2 teaspoons of the cooled liquid every 10 minutes for at least 24 hours.
  • Or use Dioralyte or Rehydrat which you can buy at the chemist.
If symptoms don’t settle within 3 or 4 days you should seek advice.