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Title: Gastroenteritis (gastro) by the Royal Childrens Hospital (PDF file) (Links to English resource)
Summary: Gastroenteritis (gastro) is a bowel infection that causes diarrhoea (runny, watery poo) 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 infection. Most children do not need to take any medicine for gastro; however, it is important that they drink plenty of water to avoid becoming dehydrated.
Organisation: Royal Children's Hospital
Last reviewed: January 2019
Target audience: Parents
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