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What is the difference between travelers diarrhea n diarrhea?

What is the difference between travelers diarrhea n diarrhea?

Travellers dirrhea: Travellers diarrhea is caused when you are travlling to countries where the water supply is contaminated with e coli, and if you drink water which is not boiled you may get diarrhea, thats the most common cause of travllers diarrhea, but other bacteria as well as e coli, shigela, salmonella , giardia and ameba from contaminated food can cause it.Dirrhea here is mosly caused by viruses rarely others. ...Read more

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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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How long does travelers diarrhea last and how do I treat it?

How long does travelers diarrhea last and how do I treat it?

See answer: It usually lasts 1-5 days, but in 10-15% of patients it can last a week or more. In 2% of patients it can last a month.Antibiotics are indicated for more severe cases : more than 4 loose stools /day, if febrile or if blood or mucus is in stool. Milder cases may not need antibiotics. Imodium (loperamide) should be used to stop the diarrhea unless the patient is febrile or blood/mucus in stool. ...Read more

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I have a long trip ahead and I have travelers diarrhea which give me anxiety and makes it worse.What is the best fix for this or anything I can do?

I have a long trip ahead and I have travelers diarrhea which give me anxiety and makes it worse.What is the best fix for this or anything I can do?

Ideas: Here's some info: http://www.medicinenet.com/travelers_diarrhea/article.htm Also, you might discuss Rx's w/ your Dr and wear or carry a supply of adult protective garments just in case. There are other info sites too - so google search and again, ask your Dr if possible. Also, seek a good CBT therapist for anxiety mgmt skills when you can. Have a good trip! ...Read more

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I'm traveling to Dominican Republic in a week and was wondering if its possible to get antimalarial meds and travelers diarrhea meds via health tap?

I'm traveling to  Dominican Republic in a week and was wondering if its possible to get antimalarial meds and travelers diarrhea meds via health tap?

Concierge Doctors: Not by asking questions like this.But you may be able to get Prescriptions through Haalthtap Concierge Doctors Pick a Doctor from the list and subscribe ...Read more

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How to get rid of travelers diarrhea?

How to get rid of travelers diarrhea?

Stop traveling. : Seriously though, it relates to micro flora change in the water. Or something more serious. Anti diarrheal agents - lomitil, Imodium (loperamide) - don't help in these circumstances. Be cautious about your water sources. But also ice, salads etc. If more than 'traveler's' and you're remote, plan ahead: 3 days cipri cures most... ...Read more

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I am going on a float trip 3 hours away, and get travelers diarrhea. How can I prevent this? Even when floating on the river?

I am going on a float trip 3 hours away, and get travelers diarrhea. How can I prevent this? Even when floating on the river?

Traveler's diarrhea: The key to avoid that is to be careful what you eat -you may want to stick to foods that are 'low risk' -such as one's YOU prepare yourself. Some foods are more risk than others as well- like seafood for example, Chinese food (recycled rice), buffet foods etc. Sometimes I'll just bring crackers or something from a package that goes easy on the 'gut'. An infectious diseases doctor can give vaccines ...Read more

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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more