How to prevent travellers’ diarrhoea
Eating contaminated food and drinking contaminated water are the two most likely causes of travellers’ diarrhoea. So here are some tips on how to help stay healthy on holiday.
How to avoid drinking contaminated water:
- Always drink bottled water or canned drinks instead of tap water
- Use bottled water, rather than tap water, to brush your teeth
- Avoid drinks topped up with ice cubes made from tap water
- If you’re going swimming, be careful not to swallow any water
How to avoid eating contaminated food:
- Check that your food has been cooked properly
- Don’t leave food lying around on tables or sideboards
- Wash your hands with soap before eating
- Try to avoid raw foods washed in tap water
- Try to avoid eating uncooked meats or seafood
- Try to avoid eating food from street vendors
Treating Diarrhoea with IMODIUM®
Even the most cautious traveller can be caught out. In case that’s you, it’s a good idea to keep IMODIUM® handy so you can treat diarrhoea wherever you are. IMODIUM® works in harmony with your body to help restore its natural rhythm.
If you have severe diarrhoea, blood in your stools, fever or if symptoms persist for more than 48 hours consult a doctor and do not take IMODIUM®.