(Gastroenteritis) - Advice for
parents and carers of children
If your child has any of the following
please phone 999
or go to the nearest
If your child has any of the following:
Please ring your GP surgery or call NHS 111 - dial 111
If none of the above features is present, most children with diarrhoea and / or vomiting can be safely managed at home.
(Please note that children younger than 1 year may become dehydrated more quickly. If your child appears otherwise well but you still have concerns, please contact your GP surgery or call NHS 111).
Using the advice below
you can provide the care
your child needs at home
Once your child is rehydrated and no longer vomiting:
You and/or your child should wash your
hands with soap (liquid if possible) in
warm running water and then dry them
Your child should not:
This guidance is written by healthcare professionals from across Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight.