Saturday, May 18, 2019

Summer is Coming, be aware with Traveler's Diarrhea.

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Summer is coming, do you have any plans to travel abroad? Yes, getting ready to visit the nice places and enjoy the local culinary, but...have you ever have stomach flu when you enjoy traveling?

It does annoy you and sometimes it ruins your traveling schedules.

You are not alone, that happened to me, and many of us. In every 10 person, 3 to 7 person have this experience.

This stomach flu causes loose or watery stool, also known as diarrhea, and it's almost common in travelers. This stomach flu is called the Traveler's Diarrhea (TD).

Why do you get stomach flu when travel?

When I traveled to the warmer area and an area with poor public hygiene, that easy for me to get infected the stomach flu.
These areas do not have access to plumbing and latrine, so you can imagine that the amount of stool contaminated and more accessible to flies.

Whenever an area has lack of safe water. electricity frequent to black out, and lack refrigerators will increase risk to the stomach flu.

The stomach flu is caused by many pathogens from contaminated water, prepared food, and utensils. Bacteria is the most commons cause, such as E. coli, Campylobacter jejuni, Shigella, dan Salmonella.

Viruses, such as norovirus also contribute to the somach flu. Parasites is less common.

How do you know that you got TD?

Knowing the symptoms, such as suddenly I have loose stool or watery stool, bloating, urgency using bathroom, vomiting, belly pain, tired, and fever.

When this symptoms mild, it goes away, but when severe I need to call health care provider.

How does you prevent TD?

I always make sure do not eat food from unknown sources, do not put ice in drinks, and only drink sealed bottle water. Avoid to eat raw fruits and salads, raw meat, selfish, and unpasteurized milk or yogurt.

I always carry traveler size of alcohol sanitizer, tissue, and liquid soap in my purse. Some medications for TD prophylaxis are always along with the cosmetic case.

75 comments:

  1. Very useful post, I haven't suffered from it but it's important to be aware of it ^^
    xx

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  3. Un post muy interesante, gracias por toda la información.

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  4. I always have some medicines with me to avoid it :)

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  5. Hola Evi Erlinda!
    Muy interesante yu entrada, es bueno estar informada!!

    Abrazos y feliz semana!

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  6. Me ha encantado leerte y si, ya queda poco para el verano. A ver si no hace mucho calor!!! Un beso

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  7. Very interesting! Thanks for your comment on my blog. Do you want to follow each other?

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  8. Priceless article and info, a great contribution, full of very necessary advice and care. Thank you, Evi, once again.

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  9. Muy agradecido por tu comentario.

    Saludos desde Andalucia

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  10. I always bring some medicine evrytime i goes for holiday

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  11. Ótimas informações neste excelente artigo
    Eu sempre carrego em minha bolsa alguns medicamentos
    E claro procuro tomar cuidados essenciais
    Beijinhos

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  12. Very useful post.
    I'm following you.
    Kisses!

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  13. You have some great suggestions for fellow travelers!

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  14. I had a bad experience many years ago. Had food poisoning when holidaying in a neighbouring country. Whole trip feeling sick with no appetite and all the time feeling nauseating.

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  15. nice info mba.. harus selalu memperhatikan kebersihan lingkunganny yah biar terhindar dari E.C ini

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  16. Thanks a lot :D

    super interesting post my friend

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  17. You're right, we must be careful while traveling...

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  18. amazing post honey! really great :)
    i follow your blog!
    kisses from Poland :*

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  19. Great tips for a trip, have a lovely week☺

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  20. This post is really interesting! i like it! ;)
    xoxo

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    1. Gezinizde turkiye ye gelebilirsiniz.

      Sizi takip ettim. Sizi de takibe bekliyorum.

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  21. Very interesting post!
    You are doing very good job learning people about this disease!
    Heave a great week!

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  22. I've been lucky when travelling that I haven't suffered from this, but then we are usually camping or RVing and preparing our own food. It's important not to drink too much alcohol as well because the resultant dehydration can also be dangerous in hot climates

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    1. Thank you for sharing your experiences Stephanie.

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  23. Interesting post my dear, thank you for sharing!

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  25. Very useful and informative post!
    I've never suffered from it on my travels but still better to know!
    XO
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  26. Nice tips to avoid travelers diarrhea.
    xoxo

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  27. Eres muy practica con tus consejos

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  28. Buena recomendación te mando un abrazo, y te me cuidas mucho

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  29. your article remind me about my trip to jakarta in 2013... 😓😓

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  30. Thanks a lot :D

    super interesting my friend

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  31. Bardzo ciekawy post!!! Serdecznie pozdrawiam:))

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  32. Thank you for Information. Have a nice tuesday.

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  33. Very information post.

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  34. Pasear por la vieja Europa,a vece merece correr ese peligro que tu dices

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  35. Aku paling suka itu pake es kalau minuman apapun yang berwarna hehhee

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  36. Very useful post.thanks for sharing
    I'm following you.

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  37. It is a beautiful photo is pure art and nature.
    A kiss and be happy.

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  39. Useful information.

    Climate differences from one country to another make our bodies sometimes difficult to adapt.
    For that we must prepare well before coming to another country.

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  40. very useful tips -the holidays, summer favors stomach flu
    greetings
    Lili

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  41. Nice info. Thank you for sharing

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  42. I have traveled quite a bit and your advice is very sound. I have forgotten those rules at times and paid the unhappy price. I always carry a little Imodium with me just in case.

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