What is traveler's diarrhea? How to manage this?
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Hello, What is traveler's diarrhea? How to manage this? One of my relatives is suffering from this problem. I have no clue about it. Please leave your comments on this.
@abhilasha-roy Traveler's diarrhea may get better without any treatment. But while you're waiting, it's important to try to stay hydrated with safe liquids, such as bottled water or water with electrolytes such as an oral rehydration solution. If you don't seem to be improving quickly, several medications are available to help relieve symptoms.
Anti-motility agents. These medications — which include loperamide and drugs containing diphenoxylate — provide prompt but temporary relief by reducing muscle spasms in your gastrointestinal tract, slowing the transit time through your digestive system and allowing more time for absorption.
Bismuth subsalicylate. This over-the-counter medication can decrease the frequency of your stools and shorten the duration of your illness. However, it isn't recommended for children, pregnant women or people who are allergic to aspirin.
Antibiotics. If you have more than four loose stools a day or severe symptoms, including a fever or blood, pus or mucus in your stools, a doctor may prescribe a course of antibiotics.