Traveler’s Diarrhea Essentials

I’m sharing out some advice again on dealing with traveler’s diarrhea after a personal episode of it this past week. Is there a way to avoid it? Completely? If there is I still haven’t discovered it but there are a few basics that can lessen the likelihood. Going slow at first helps-don’t overindulge and allow your body to adjust to everything before you dive into strange new foods. For some countries it might even be wise to use filtered or bottled water when brushing your teeth. My essential kit would include Imodium and Pepto Bismal. It’s possible to find these brands while traveling but not as conveniently as in your home country and you’ll be spending precious recovery time doing it. Seek medical advice if your condition is persistent but in most cases it only takes a few days to recover. Keeping your hands clean with a sanitizer and antibacterial wipes is also helpful to avoid bacteria and viruses. Thanks so much for listening!

About the Author John Saboe

I am a broadcaster, photographer, writer and videographer with a passion for travel throughout Asia. I love making connections and engaging with people. I am spiritual and seek adventure wherever I go.

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