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I'm going on a cruise next week, what do I do if I get diarrhea?
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Dr. SG Erman
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Drink
If you develop the norovirus, which is showing up more frequently on cruise ships, the best advice is to drink plenty of water broth and juice, eat a plain bland simple diet, things like toast rice baked chicken, plain pasta, etc.
And stay away from other travelers so you don't infect them.

In brief: Drink
If you develop the norovirus, which is showing up more frequently on cruise ships, the best advice is to drink plenty of water broth and juice, eat a plain bland simple diet, things like toast rice baked chicken, plain pasta, etc.
And stay away from other travelers so you don't infect them.
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Prevention is better
Prevention is a better strategy! use frequently the hand sanitizers throughout the ship; minimize contact with communal surfaces (doors, banisters, counters, etc.
) that other ill individuals may have touched; wipe down gym equipment before use; pay attention to health announcements; minimize alcohol & focus on hydration; avoid undercooked or raw foods; avoid contact with sick passengers & crew.

In brief: Prevention is better
Prevention is a better strategy! use frequently the hand sanitizers throughout the ship; minimize contact with communal surfaces (doors, banisters, counters, etc.
) that other ill individuals may have touched; wipe down gym equipment before use; pay attention to health announcements; minimize alcohol & focus on hydration; avoid undercooked or raw foods; avoid contact with sick passengers & crew.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics
In brief: Imodium (loperamide)
Never leave home without imodium (loperamide).
Anti-diarrheal medicine available over the counter and very effective too.Follow the dosing guide. No milk products till diarrhea subside.Hydrate yourself.Chicken broth.Gingerale.Flattened colas.Toast .Saltine crackers to name a few.

In brief: Imodium (loperamide)
Never leave home without imodium (loperamide).
Anti-diarrheal medicine available over the counter and very effective too.Follow the dosing guide. No milk products till diarrhea subside.Hydrate yourself.Chicken broth.Gingerale.Flattened colas.Toast .Saltine crackers to name a few.
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Dr. Charlene Sojico
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