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Traveler's Diarrhoea

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27 Sep 2016 - General
 

Most of the traveler's diarrhoea will be caused by bacterial pathogen , like E.Coli, Campylobacter, Salmonella, and Shigella. The high risk areas are like latin america, southern asia, and africa. A few precautions can be taken to prevent traveler's diarrhoea. We should always avoid uncooked vegetables, unpeeled fruits. Always ensure we eat safe foods like carbonated drink, steaming hot food and drink. Travelers may choose to take chemoprophylaxis. The management of choice will be sufficient fluid replacement, to prevent dehydration due to the diarrhoea. Bismuth salicylate is effective for mild diarrhoea. Antibiotics like ciprofloxacin, and azithromycin are also effectively in reducing the symptoms. Anti-motility drugs may be beneficial in adult population.

This is a disease of travellers. They usually experience the passage of unformed stools more than three episodes per day while travelling and the usual symptoms are abdominal cramps, fever, bloating and essentially an diarrhoea. Occasionally bloody diarrhoea occurs. More than a half from the reported cases Escherichia coli is the main pathogen where as Campylobacter, Norovirus and Giardia cause the remaining number of cases. Good personal hygiene may prevent and make you safe from traveller'...
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Well, traveler's diarrhoea got the name because this condition is commonly seen in travelers who are new to a certain area. It can completely ruin the fun of a traveler who visits the place to do some sightseeing and enjoy. And at the same time, one can prevent themselves from this disease just by following simple hygienic practices. Unhealthy dietary habits is the main way this pathogens can be ingested to cause acute gastroenteritis. If one avoids uncooked food, drink only boiled water, an...
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