What causes diarrhoea?

Diarrhoea is when you pass looser or more frequent stools, which can be distressing.

It is a common problem which affects most people from time to time.

There are many different causes of diarrhoea, including bowel infections which can sometimes be caught when travelling abroad, a food allergy, or anxiety.

How long should diarrhoea last?

Diarrhoea will usually clear up after a few days, but it can lead to dehydration so you should drink plenty of water. You should stay at home to avoid passing the infection to others.

You can speak to your local Rightdose pharmacist for health advice, you can also watch the NHS guide to treating diarrhoea.

Diarrhoea treatments from Rightdose

At Rightdose, you can make online purchases for the following products for diarrhoea and have them delivered to your home:

  • Oral rehydration sachets
  • Diarrhoea relief tablets

If your symptoms are very frequent or severe, or associated with other symptoms such as weight loss or persistent vomiting, you should contact your GP.

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