Gastroenteritis, also known as 'gastro', is a common illness that can cause vomiting and diarrhea. Many types of gastro are easily spread. Gastro is not usually serious but it can make you very dehydrated. Milder forms can be managed at home by drinking fluids.
Gastroenteritis is an illness that affects your gut (stomach and intestines).
Gastro may be caused by:
Gastro should only last for a few days. It doesn't usually require medication.
Someone with gastroenteritis may have: