Welcome to the IHateTaxis.com overseas travel medical support section. These pages are intended to provide overseas travel medical guidance for your trip preparation. Travel medical Information presented here was written by a experienced travelling registered nurse and advice given is not intended to replace that of a physician. If you need additional information, please consult your local health provider.
Dealing with Travellers' Diarrhea
When travelling, you will likely be introducing your body to food, drinks and water that it is unfamiliar with processing. Diarrhea is your body's response to these unfamiliarities. It is most often caused by the water so it is important to make sure it is safe to drink. Check advisories about the local water and/or filter or purchase bottled water
to try to avoid it. Eating in less sanitary conditions, from street vendors without refrigeration equipment for example, can increase your chances of acquiring it too.
Written by Kim Zieman