Travel is a good to spare your busy life, often planning a lot of entertainment in advance, looking forward to relaxing, but if you encounter Travelers’ diarrhea, I’m afraid enough to spoil the entire journey, not only physical pain, but also psychological distress. We understand this bitterness, so here we share how to prevent and deal with traveller diarrhea.
What is Traveler’s Diarrhea?
This is a digestive disease due to differences in hygiene conditions. If we consume unclean food and water, we bring pathogens (such as bacteria, viruses and parasites) into the body, it will cause patients to be drained more than 3 times a day. Imformed (diluted) feces and may be accompanied by symptoms such as explosive and watery diarrhea, abdominal colic, nausea vomiting, hiccups and flatulence, and severe patients may have fever or blood stool if these symptoms persist For 2 to 3 days (including above), you must consult a doctor immediately.
How long will travelers’ diarrhea last?
It usually lasts 1 to 5 days, but very few patients continue for up to 1 month.
How to prevent travelers’ diarrhea?
Wash hands with soap before meals and after going to the toilet, or use dry hand cleaning products containing alcohol to keep hands clean.
Pay attention to food hygiene, avoid eating raw food, stall food, and unpasteurized dairy products, fruit should be washed with water before eating.
Drink unopened bottled water or boiled water.
How to treat traveler’s diarrhea?
More hydration and electrolyte (oral electrolyte solution can be carried in advance) to avoid dehydration.
Consult your doctor before you travel and bring antilaxatives as recommended.
Take antilaxatives as directed by your doctor. They should not be used if symptoms of dysentery occur or if blood is present in feces. If diarrhoea persists for 2 days after taking antidiarrhoea, discontinue these drugs immediately. Please note that while taking antilaxatives, be sure to replenish enough moisture.
Persons with severe diarrhoea should consult a doctor as soon as possible.