Diarrhoea & Anti-Sickness

Do you know that over 58% of British travellers get to suffer from diarrhoea, with a greater risk coming from areas with poor sanitation and hygiene?

You don’t want diarrhoea to upset your rhythm while you are on holiday. Diarrhoea is the most common health condition suffered by British tourists when abroad. It makes the body lose so much fluid and salt making it difficult to quickly recover. On the other hand, it can lead to dehydration and severe dehydration can be fatal.

Signs and Symptoms

Although the majority of travellers' diarrhoea only last a short time, if left untreated it can lead to dehydration and other fatal consequences. Bacterial diarrhoea, would usually last 3–5 days, while viral diarrhoea symptoms would last for 2–3 days. Protozoal diarrhoea can persist for weeks to months if not treated. Infants, elderly people and the immunocompromised can have more severe effects from travellers' diarrhoea.

Emergency admission is necessary if there is persistent vomiting and you not capable to retain fluids, or if there are features of severe dehydration.

Causes of Travellers' Diarrhoea

How to treat it?

There are a few things you can do if you get diarrhoea.

Our Health Experts recommends the following treatments:

Come see us before you travel to get expert advice and an information pack to help you stay safe and sound from diarrhoea. Family packs and advice are also available.

Our pack includes:

How to Preventing Travellers' Diarrhoea

Here are our top tips to avoid eating contaminated food: