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So you’ve got diarrhoea

When you’ve got gastro, your intestines are going into overdrive resulting in symptoms like diarrhoea, wind, bloating and cramps.

An acute bout of diarrhoea can be caused by viral or bacterial infections, food intolerances, stress or side effects from certain medications. Whatever the cause, you want to stop it fast.

It is also important to rehydrate as your body loses water and important electrolytes through diarrhoea. Drinking water helps but specially formulated oral rehydration solutions can restore both lost fluids and electrolytes.

Symptoms of acute gastro can develop quickly but usually resolve in about 3 to 5 days. Diarrhoea that persists for longer than 14 days can indicate an underlying medical condition so it is important to speak to a healthcare professional for medical advice.

Had Gastro for more than 14 days? Speak to your GP now.

Which Gastro-Stop product is right for me?

Whether you’ve just got diarrhoea, or other symptoms as well such as wind, pain and bloating, the Gastro-Stop range can help stop it.

Gastro-Stop

Relief from acute diarrhoea.

gastro stop 20 pack

Relief from acute diarrhoea.

Gastro-Stop PLUS

Relief from acute diarrhoea plus associated gas-related abdominal discomfort.

gastro stop plus

Relief from acute diarrhoea plus associated gas-related abdominal discomfort.

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Be prepared for diarrhoea

Days are precious when you’re on holiday or when you’ve got a big event coming up. Maybe it’s a wedding, dinner with the in-laws or a job interview, but whatever it is, the last thing you need is a bout of diarrhoea and to be chained to the toilet.

Some top causes of acute diarrhoea include:

  • beprepared_waterA viral infection through contaminated food or water
  • beprepared_bacteriaA bacterial infection
  • beprepared_foodIntolerance to certain foods such as milk
  • beprepared_pillsSide effect from certain medications
  • beprepared_smileyStress or anxiety

Traveller’s Diarrhoea

Traveller’s diarrhoea is common and affects millions of people who travel to developing countries each year. Contact with contaminated food and water is the most common cause of traveller’s diarrhoea.

Be prepared and make sure you pack some oral rehydration sachets and anti-diarrhoea medication such as Gastro-Stop or Gastro-Stop Plus for your next holiday.

If you do find yourself struck down by diarrhoea, remember to stay hydrated and drink plenty of fluids. If you have other symptoms such as a fever or notice blood in your stools, make sure you seek medical advice first before taking any anti-diarrhoea medications.

  • Although traveller’s diarrhoea is rarely life threatening, it can strike at any time.
  • One in five travellers will end up being bedridden for a day
  • One in three will have to change their holiday schedule because of diarrhoea.
  • Although traveller’s diarrhoea is rarely life threatening, it can strike at any time.
  • One in five travellers will end up being bedridden for a day
  • One in three will have to change their holiday schedule because of diarrhoea.

Which Gastro-Stop product is right for me?

Whether you’ve just got diarrhoea, or other symptoms as well such as wind, pain and bloating, the Gastro-Stop range can help stop it.

Gastro-Stop

Relief from acute diarrhoea.

gastro stop 20 pack

Relief from acute diarrhoea.

Gastro-Stop PLUS

Relief from acute diarrhoea plus associated gas-related abdominal discomfort.

gastro stop plus

Relief from acute diarrhoea plus associated gas-related abdominal discomfort.