Diarrhoea is passing unformed, watery, or more frequent stools than usual, often accompanied with griping pains and stomach-ache. It's a common issue that clears up on its own in a few days. While it can be distressing, it's generally nothing to worry about.

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What are the symptoms of diarrhoea?

If you are experiencing frequent loose and watery stools you may be suffering from diarrhoea. Common symptoms of diarrhoea include abdominal cramps, dehydration, and urgency to use the bathroom.

What causes diarrhoea?

There are many different causes of diarrhoea. It can be the result of anxiety, a food allergy, medication, a long-term condition like irritable bowel syndrome, or a bowel infection like gastroenteritis.

What are the treatments for diarrhoea?

From over-the-counter medications to hydration therapy, there are plenty of options available to help alleviate your symptoms. Speak to our pharmacy team for advice.

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