Travellers Diarrhoea

Travellers' diarrhoea is not usually a serious condition, but it will ruin your trip! Be prepared for this and consider buying a supply of antibiotics to deal with moderate to severe travellers' diarrhoea. Ideal for trips where access to medical facilities may be limited.

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Travellers' Diarrhoea Treatment

Buy antibiotics for treating travellers' diarrhoea online from our UK pharmacy. Our online clinic offers convenient access to treatment, ensuring you can treat symptoms of moderate diarrhoea promptly on your next holiday abroad.

Antibiotics for Travellers Diarrhoea are best suited to those heading to areas of the world where the risk of an infection is high. Having prompt access to treatment could speed up your recovery, giving you peace of mind.   

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What is Travellers' Diarrhoea?

Travellers Diarrhoea is a collective term for diarrhoea and stomach upsets acquired through travel, rather than acquired at home.  Typically travellers' diarrhoea is caused by a bacterial infection, rather than viral.  It can usually be treated successfully with antibiotics.

Symptoms of uncomplicated traveller's diarrhoea include diarrhoea, stomach cramps, nausea, and vomiting.  These symptoms are not usually serious, but they will ruin your holiday/trip.

 

 

When would antibiotics be appropriate?

Antibiotics for the treatment of Travellers' Diarrhoea are appropriate for treating symptoms that we describe as moderate functional diarrhoea.

Moderate: distressing or interferes with planned activities.

Antibiotics are not usually indicated for:

Mild: tolerable, not distressing, does not interfere with planned activities.

Severe: incapacitating, or completely prevents planned activities, or dysentery (passing stools containing visible blood).

Persistent: diarrhoea lasting 2 weeks.  

Severe and persistent diarrhoea will need medical attention.  Always see a doctor if your diarrhoea persists, or you have blood in your stools.

Most importantly, whether your symptoms are mile, moderate, severe or persistent it is important to ensure you are properly hydrated.  Drink plenty of fluids and where possible try to replace the lost salts using rehydration solutions like Dioralyte.

 

I have mild symptoms, what should I take?

Mild symptoms can be safely managed by taking rehydration salts like Dioralyte, or ORS and if needed due to difficulty finding a toilet Imodium.

Can't find ready-made rehydration salts? The World Health Organisation has a recipe for you can follow, and if all else fails why not try flat (ie not fizzy) Coca-Cola with sugar.

The "Simple Solution" - Home made Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) Recipe

Six (6) level teaspoons of Sugar

Half (1/2) level teaspoon of Salt

One Litre of clean drinking or boiled water and then cooled

 

Adults and larger children should drink around 3 litres per day until they are well. 

Smaller children should receive between a quarter and a half of a cup (200ml) depending on their size at each feed.

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