Traveler’s diarrhea is the most common complaint, which is brought back home, especially from tropical countries.
And what have you brought Beautiful things from the holidays? Um … Unfortunately, it is a gift, you can save yourself a lot of traveler’s diarrhea. He reached so often in the Luggage home, amazed little. Because despite all the warnings, the least travelers follow the well-known measures for the prevention. They do it better. Like, read now.
Prevention: “Peel it, boil it, or leave it”
The colonial times issued to the Maxim “boil it, peel it or forget it”, is to prevention is still at the top. Because food, mountains, plain and simple, the greatest risks, a good books by the case. Right behind it on the scale of the dangers of tap water and ice cubes. The old rules you should follow, therefore, necessarily should be called, meticulous food to operate hygiene. Because most of the infectious germs are taken in through food and drinks.
You should pay attention to
Fresh fruit just peeled.
No raw food (vegetables, salad), no raw or cooked meat, and raw fish and seafood. By cooking and Frying pathogens are killed.
Beware of warmed-up or hot-held foods: Are these longer than two hours in the heat, can reproduce viruses and bacteria in it like an explosion.
Completely avoid: ice cream (contains raw Egg and thus may have Salmonella), raw egg yolk, prepared Desserts (e.g., Tiramisu) and fresh-squeezed fruit juices.
The ice cubes are completely taboo. They are usually prepared from tap water that may contain germs. Even though the waiter denied it vehemently – go you on the safe side.
Drinks only from industrially bottled drink, which are already open on the table.
The danger is that the tap water is unclean, you are using for brushing teeth use bottled water.
Fluid and electrolytes replenishment
It has caught you, is the most important commandment, the high loss of fluid and electrolyte balance – no matter what the pathogen to the toilet shackles. Throughout the day you should drink at least three liters. However, there are limitations. Milk and coffee avoid they please, because they worsen the diarrhea. That alcohol is taboo, it should be self-explanatory … However, and you may plenty of – in small amounts over water and black tea drink, also sweetened with sugar. What you need now, are so-called electrolytes. The as solutions to to buy over-the-counter in pharmacies. You can restore them but also to themselves: for This purpose, mix in a Liter of boiled water seven teaspoons of sugar, a teaspoon of cooking salt and a glass of Apple juice grapes.
Traveler’s diarrhea seriously
Accompanying the balance of fluid and electrolytes, you should take preparations containing the active ingredient loperamide. These are over-the-counter, also in other European countries. If it draws you into the distant future, pack this in your travel pharmacy. Well, it is also, in addition to medical coal (in pharmacies) to take. Because of this so-called Adsorbans binds, so absorbed, toxins and waste substances in the intestine and passes out of the body.
With all these measures, no improvement, is the urgent need for a doctor’s visit as well: Longer than a maximum of two days you are not allowed to treat traveler’s diarrhea. Because with this unpleasant travel companion is not to be trifled with. Not only in view of the pathogen, he should always be examined carefully and not taken lightly. You can find blood imStuhl, have high fever and persistent vomiting, immediate medical treatment is required – under certain circumstances, call the emergency doctor.