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Anyone know how to prevent foodborne illness like traveller's diarrhea in se asia?

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Dr. Ziad Akl
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Universal....

...Precautions include bottled water, no ice unless made with safe water, thorough cooking of food and eat it while still hot, no salads, no street vendors, peel fruits yourself, no unpasteurized dairy products.
Antibiotics are not recommended for prevention. Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) taken 3 times a day can prevent to a certain extent.

In brief: Universal....

...Precautions include bottled water, no ice unless made with safe water, thorough cooking of food and eat it while still hot, no salads, no street vendors, peel fruits yourself, no unpasteurized dairy products.
Antibiotics are not recommended for prevention. Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) taken 3 times a day can prevent to a certain extent.
Dr. Ziad Akl
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Dr. Raymundo Romero
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: Antibiotics

Ciprofloxacin is good but in south and se asia there is a growing problem with resistance with campylobacter so Azithromycin would be better choice.
Start taking at onset of diarrhea along with loperamide. Most important careful selection of food and beveraged.

In brief: Antibiotics

Ciprofloxacin is good but in south and se asia there is a growing problem with resistance with campylobacter so Azithromycin would be better choice.
Start taking at onset of diarrhea along with loperamide. Most important careful selection of food and beveraged.
Dr. Raymundo Romero
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