How to Avoid Traveler’s Diarrhea

  posted by: Dennis


dealing with traveler's diarrheaTravelling to another place especially in the temperate regions worldwide may bring about the occurrence of Traveler’s diarrhea. Apparently, a lot of names have been used to refer to the condition such as Montezuma’s revenge, Turkey trot, and Delhi Belly. On the other hand, this is medically known as giardia. Drinking food and eating contaminated food items are the main causes of traveler’s diarrhea and even food poisoning especially when they are infected with E.Coli, Giardia Lamblia, Salmonella, and Yersinia. When this gets in your way, it can totally spoil your vacation; therefore measures should be practiced to avoid traveler’s diarrhea. How do you do it? Let’s see.

Prevention Tips to Avoid Traveler’s Diarrhea

  • Observe proper handwashing especially before eating.
  • Keep yourself from drinking tap water as well as other beverages that can be bought in low sanitation places. Bottled water and canned drinks are considered sterile and can be drunk.
  • Foods bought on the sidewalks should not be eaten as well to prevent yourself from being afflicted with it.
  • Do not eat raw and uncooked seafood and meat. Make sure that it is well cooked to eliminate possibility of traveler’s diarrhea.
  • Raw fruits can be eaten, however, ensure that you’ll be the one who’s going to peel them.
  • Another way of preventing the condition is by eating food which is served hot.
  • Before you travel, you can also talk to your doctor and ask for some medicine and other treatment such as Loperamide, Ciprofloxacin (Cipro), or maybe bismuth subsalicylate which may be taken in cases where you’re faced with the situation especially during pregnancy.

Well, those are just some of the prevention tips you can follow in order to avoid traveler’s diarrhea. When you’re out to visit the places that you’ve been dreaming of, there is no space for diarrhea, thus learn from the tips above and you can stop it from happening. Good luck!




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Date: May 3, 2011 | Category: General Health
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