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What do you recommend for traveler's diarrhea?

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Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Travel Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Graduated therapy

I'm a believer in *treating* travelers diarrhea (td), which is common & often bacterial.
Mild symptoms can be controlled with otc Imodium (loperamide) (anti-diarrheal) & hydration. More acute symptoms can be treated with the addition of a short course (one day!) of an antibiotic, usually ciprofloxacin. Some regions (se asia) have Cipro resistance -> azithro or rifaximin. Consult your travel medicine provider!

In brief: Graduated therapy

I'm a believer in *treating* travelers diarrhea (td), which is common & often bacterial.
Mild symptoms can be controlled with otc Imodium (loperamide) (anti-diarrheal) & hydration. More acute symptoms can be treated with the addition of a short course (one day!) of an antibiotic, usually ciprofloxacin. Some regions (se asia) have Cipro resistance -> azithro or rifaximin. Consult your travel medicine provider!
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Destination specific

Traveler's diarrhea is a bacterial diarrhea transmitted in water and food.
Different countries have different bacteria with different susceptibility to antibiotics. The symptoms of diarrhea can be treated with loperamide, but the bacterial cause has several different antibiotics recommended. Talk with your travel medicine specialist to get up-to-date advice.

In brief: Destination specific

Traveler's diarrhea is a bacterial diarrhea transmitted in water and food.
Different countries have different bacteria with different susceptibility to antibiotics. The symptoms of diarrhea can be treated with loperamide, but the bacterial cause has several different antibiotics recommended. Talk with your travel medicine specialist to get up-to-date advice.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Dr. Sarah Kohl
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