To treat gastroenteritis, you need to drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. When you go to the hospital, the doctor may prescribe anti-vomiting or anti-diarrheal drugs.
Another common condition that causes simultaneous vomiting and diarrhea is food poisoning. Food poisoning happens when you consume foods that are contaminated by bacteria like E. coli, Salmonella, and Staphylococcus.
Please note that food poisoning can happen anywhere – at home or in a restaurant. The risk increases when the foods are not properly handled, stored, or cooked. The good news is most cases resolve within a few hours to a few days even without treatment.
Other Signs and Symptoms
The other signs and symptoms of food poisoning aside from diarrhea with vomiting are:
- Nausea or “feeling sick”
- Abdominal pain and cramps
Furthermore, there are times when diarrhea associated with food poisoning is bloody.
Persistent food poisoning can lead to dehydration, so it’s best to seek medical attention for severe cases.
Like food poisoning and gastroenteritis, you may experience traveler’s diarrhea when you consume contaminated foods.
However, unlike the first two conditions we discussed, traveler’s diarrhea usually happens after you have arrived in a foreign or new destination.
The other factors that can cause traveler’s diarrhea are:
- The stress of traveling
- A change in diet since you are in a new place
- Eating foods that underwent sanitary practices that are different from what you’re used to.