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Travellers Diarrhoea

Travellers Diarrhoea

Travellers' Diarrhoea Pack

Don't let travellers diarrhoea spoil your holiday. Our travellers diarrhoea pack will help clear up your symptoms and get you holiday back on track .

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Overseas trips have a nasty habit of being interrupted by traveller’s diarrhoea. Whilst the effects are rarely serious, being confined to your hotel room for days on end is never a pleasant experience; especially if you’re on holiday and should supposedly be enjoying yourself.

In addition, vomiting or diarrhoea that goes on for more than a day or two can start to put you at risk of dehydration. In time, this dehydration can snowball into something rather more serious that may require medical attention.

The end result of all this is that if you are heading to a high risk area in the near future it pays to be prepared. Ensuring that you have suitable diarrhoea treatment in your luggage ensures that you’ll be able to handle any stomach upsets that you may experience and fully enjoy your time away.

Causes of Travellers’ Diarrhoea

The most common cause of diarrhoea among travellers is the consumption of food or drink that is in some way contaminated. For example this may include water that hasn’t been sterilized and as a result contains parasites or bacteria. Improperly cooked foods or those that have been prepared out in the open can also be a common cause of stomach upsets.

In essence, travellers’ diarrhoea is caused by the human body reacting badly to something potentially harmful. Whether you have unwittingly consumed a virus, bacteria or parasite, it is natural for the body to try and eliminate the harmful element. It does this through the use of vomiting or diarrhoea, which are designed to rapidly empty your digestive system and ensure that the harmful substance is removed as swiftly as possible.

Diarrhoea Treatment

Fortunately you don’t have to let travellers’ diarrhoea ruin your time away. There are some very effective treatments that will not only treat bouts of diarrhoea but in addition will even fight the initial infection that is leading to the symptoms.

We currently offer two different travellers packs; one designed specifically for Central and Southeast Asia and one for more general use.

 

Travellers Diarrhoea Pack
Travellers Diarrhoea

This pack contains four different medications to help combat problems with travellers diarrhoea. Dioralyte helps to replace the minerals lost during excessive vomiting or diarrhoea. Lopermide tablets help to slow down an overactive bowel and thus reduces the incidence of diarrhoea.

Buccastem tablets serve to reduce vomiting and lastly ciprofloxacin is a powerful oral antibiotic to help your body fight any harmful bacteria that may have been consumed.

 

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Travellers Diarrhoea Pack (Central & Southeast Asia)
Travellers Diarrhoea

This pack for fighting travellers diarrhoea is largely the same. It contains buccastem tablets, dioralyte sachets and lopermide. However where this particular pack differs is in the antibiotic given. Azithromycin is typically far more effective on the bacteria found in in Asia so this pack should bring faster relief in these areas.

Note that due to the antibiotic element of these packs, a prescription is required before you can purchase these medications. Fortunately we have doctors on hand for free consultations. Normally we are able to prescribe diarrhoea treatments online without needing to see you in person and can even dispatch your medication directly to your home.

 

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Who Is Most At Risk?

It is possible for any travellers to experience problems with digestive upsets while travelling in virtually any country. However it does seem that certain locations see far more cases of stomach upsets in travellers. Less developed nations typically represent the highest risks. Visitors to Central and South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East are all at risk and it is highly recommended that you invest in a suitable diarrhoea medication before leaving home.

Avoiding Stomach Upsets While Travelling

As stated earlier on, the vast majority of stomach upsets experienced by travellers and tourists are as a result of contaminated food or drink. So while the treatments we offer can go a long way to saving your holiday, it also makes sense to reduce your risk whenever possible.

Try to only drink water from sealed bottles for example, rather than out of the tap. In addition, try to avoid ice cubes in your drinks as these too may be made from contaminated water.

In terms of food, it is generally best to avoid street stalls and instead to rely rather more on reputable eating establishments. Double-check that all meat is thoroughly cooked before consuming it or, for the highest levels of safety, consider going meat-free while away.