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Oh Noooo! …Tips for Treating & Avoiding Travelers’ Diarrhea

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Oh Noooo! …Tips for Treating & Avoiding Travelers’ Diarrhea

By Christopher Van Tilburg, MD

After an all-night flight to Santiago, Chile, last year, I passed out a pack of AMK’s Fresh Bath Travel Wipes to everyone in our group right before hitting the tarmac. It was rejuvenating.And, the antibacterial properties actually do more than refresh, they function to prevent the most common travel related illness – travelers’ diarrhea.

The Risk of Travelers Diarrhea (TD) is higher than malaria: it is the most common affliction when heading overseas. According to the Centers for Disease Control, TD affects 30-50% of all travelers to high-risk areas. That’s 50,000 people per day and 10 million per year. TD is essentially food poisoning, which occurs when consuming food or water that is contaminated by bacteria, parasites, or viruses. It gets on your food or hands, and then down your gullet. (more…)

BE SAFE – Travel Tip – Avoiding Diarrheal Illness When Traveling

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

BE SAFE Travel Tip – Avoiding Diarrheal Illness When Traveling

20-50% of all travelers experience stomach ailments or diarrhea on their trips with the number reaching 70% in some developing countries. Prepare before you go by scheduling an appointment with a travel medicine physician and getting prescription medications for diarrheal illness.

Be prepared by purchasing a travel specific first aid kit before your trip!

Learn more travel medicine and first aid tips – click here for Dr. Weiss’s Comprehensive Guide to Wilderness and Travel Medicine.