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if you have had diarrhoea in the evening and again the next morning. do you go to work?

(24 Posts)
NoahVale Fri 27-Nov-15 07:30:28

I am thinking not

AhhhhABaby Fri 27-Nov-15 07:38:33

Day of, hope your feeling better soon flowers xx

BikeRunSki Fri 27-Nov-15 07:39:13

No. stay at home.

FrancesOldhamKelsey Fri 27-Nov-15 07:41:18

Not if travel is going to be a problem.

ClaraLane Fri 27-Nov-15 07:41:57

No, you should be 48 hours clear of symptoms before returning to work. Plus, I know I probably wouldn't feel well enough/awake enough to deal with work if I'd been up in the night.

NoahVale Fri 27-Nov-15 07:45:12

i know but it leaves a colleague at work alone sad

NoahVale Fri 27-Nov-15 07:46:19

but I have been feeling nauseous for 3 days so it must have been brewing.

SomedayMyPrinceWillCome Fri 27-Nov-15 07:56:02

If the diarrhoea & nausea had stopped I would go in to work

VegetablEsoup Fri 27-Nov-15 07:58:32

if you feel like shit <pardon the pun> then stay home.
if you sort of feel ok apart from the consistency <tmi> I would go in.
take antibac wipes to clean the toilet after you used it.

LittlePoot Fri 27-Nov-15 08:07:38

Better to leave a colleague alone than to pass on a stomach bug surely? They wouldn't thank you for that. I'd stay home.

StealthPolarBear Fri 27-Nov-15 08:10:54

Clara that is the advice for schools not workplaces surely

Pancakeflipper Fri 27-Nov-15 08:14:42

I would prefer my runny-bum colleague to stay at home and leave me at work alone.

NoahVale Fri 27-Nov-15 08:15:39

well nhs website seems to agree with clara, although 48 hours does seem a little excessive

Floralnomad Fri 27-Nov-15 08:25:07

By diarrhoea do you mean on and off the loo or do you mean 2 loose episodes ( one yesterday and once today) , if the former stay at home if the latter go to work .

NoahVale Fri 27-Nov-15 08:31:05

floral, to be exact without going too much into it, actually no, not going into it at all, suffice to say, it is not usual

Bunbaker Fri 27-Nov-15 08:41:03

Of course I wouldn't.
a) I wouldn't be able to make the journey in
b) I don't want to have to use the loos at work if I had diarrhoea
c) I don't want to pass it on to anyone else

I'm a bit hmm that you even have to ask this question.

So what if it leaves a colleague on their own. If you went in and passed it on then both of you would be poorly.

Stealth I wouldn't thank anyone at work for coming in with diarrhoea. It is a rather selfish thing to do.

NoahVale Fri 27-Nov-15 08:56:41

i know, I asked the question and looked on nhs web. i felt guilty.

SinisterBumFacedCat Fri 27-Nov-15 09:00:00

Don't go in. Colleague would rather have a day on their own than catch it. Stop feeling guilt brew

megletthesecond Fri 27-Nov-15 09:07:38


I'd rather be insanely busy on my own at work than catch a bug.

NoahVale Fri 27-Nov-15 09:10:06

thanks all

ObsidianBlackbirdMcNight Fri 27-Nov-15 09:39:25

No, for one thing it's best to stay away from people for at least 24 hours, also if you have it in the morning chances are you will have it again later. The shits at work? No thanks.

U2HasTheEdge Fri 27-Nov-15 13:05:01

I had to take 2 days off with it. I felt perfectly well enough to work and it wasn't happening much, but I work in a hospital so I could not go in for 48 hours.

It just means that I will now need a meeting as it takes me to three sick days in my probation period.

I would follow your works rules on it. Feel better soon thanks

iwantgin Fri 27-Nov-15 14:27:20

If i thought it was a bug - then would perhaps stay at home for the day.

If it was just an odd foodstuff that had made me 'go' (oily food does this to me) then i might pop an immodium and get off.

I can understand why schools insist on the 48 hour rule - but maybe that is down to small DC not being the best at handwashing? If you are an adult you would wash your hands thoroughly after - well, everything. Thus avoiding infecting your colleagues.

Bunbaker Fri 27-Nov-15 15:27:09

I just wouldn't want the indignity of having diarrhoea at work.

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