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Is it possible to avoid traveler's diarrhea by not eating street food?
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Travelers diarrhea
Yes, avoid street food, drink bottled water and avoid fruits and vegetables

In brief: Travelers diarrhea
Yes, avoid street food, drink bottled water and avoid fruits and vegetables
Dr. Oscar Novick
Dr. Oscar Novick
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Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Using bottled water for all drinking needs as well as brushing teeth and rinsing mouth is critical, a swell as eating freshly cooked foods and avoiding ice, stale and street foods are imp measures in avoiding traveller's diarrhea.
Dr. William Duggan
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Travel safely
Your risk will certainly be reduced.
Check the health departments recommendations concerning the specific destination but generally drink and brush your teeth with bottled water, avoid street vendors and fresh fruit and salads cleaned with the local water supply. Ensure all your meets are correctly cooked. Check with your doctor about possible prophylactic antibiotics as well as vaccination status.

In brief: Travel safely
Your risk will certainly be reduced.
Check the health departments recommendations concerning the specific destination but generally drink and brush your teeth with bottled water, avoid street vendors and fresh fruit and salads cleaned with the local water supply. Ensure all your meets are correctly cooked. Check with your doctor about possible prophylactic antibiotics as well as vaccination status.
Dr. William Duggan
Dr. William Duggan
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Dr. Edward Goldberg
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: YES!
Travellers' diarrhea is usually caused by bacteria ingested in local food or water. The easiest way to avoid this problem is to eat food from reputable sources and to avoid the following: un-peeled fruit, tap water unless boiled (this includes ice), rare meat, poorly cooked foods.
The simplest preventive approach is to use pepto-bismol tablets, 2 tablets, 4 times per day (may turn stool black).

In brief: YES!
Travellers' diarrhea is usually caused by bacteria ingested in local food or water. The easiest way to avoid this problem is to eat food from reputable sources and to avoid the following: un-peeled fruit, tap water unless boiled (this includes ice), rare meat, poorly cooked foods.
The simplest preventive approach is to use pepto-bismol tablets, 2 tablets, 4 times per day (may turn stool black).
Dr. Edward Goldberg
Dr. Edward Goldberg
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