This is often due to a viral illness and lasts a few days. Adults should take fluids only until they improve. You need to seek advice if it is prolonged and you are unable to take enough fluid.

Babies are more at risk of dehydration so if symptoms persist for more than 24 hours or there is vomiting as well then consult your doctor.

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