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Diarrhoea is always a risk when travelling overseas in places where food preparation hygiene or water quality may not be up to scratch. Many travellers find themselves with an upset stomach that can ruin their time away from home. This remarkably common illness is known as traveller’s diarrhoea.
Traveller’s diarrhoea has exactly the same symptoms as any diarrhoea you may experience at home, including abdominal cramps, watery bowel movements and a high temperature. Of course, it is distinguished by its cause – less hygienic conditions in different parts of the world.
If you are planning to travel overseas, it is important to prepare an emergency kit of useful medications that might help to treat possible illness. For traveller’s diarrhoea, you should use an antibiotic treatment that can impede the growth and reproduction of bacteria. Some of the most popular treatments for the condition include; ciprofloxacin, Dioralyte Powder, Loperamide, one-stop Diarrhoea Pack.
In addition, once the symptoms of the illness begin, you should be sure to drink as much clean water, ideally bottled, as possible. This will help to prevent dehydration that will exacerbate the symptoms of the condition.
Traveller’s diarrhoea is thought to affect as many as half of all travellers who are staying for a period of three or more weeks in developing parts of the world. By consuming food that has been prepared in poor hygiene or water that is not clean, the symptoms of the illness can appear very quickly and last for several days.
When the illness occurs, patients usually notice unpredictable and watery bowel movements, nausea, a high temperature and abdominal cramping, all of which can have a severe impact on the ability to enjoy time overseas. The body usually fights these symptoms itself, but this process can take several days to complete and, whilst in exciting new parts of the world, people can find themselves missing out on their chance to explore.
Sometimes, if the illness becomes particularly severe, diarrhoea can lead to dehydration and more serious medical conditions.
Traveller’s diarrhoea is caused by bacterial infection. The bacteria that causes the illness is most commonly contracted through raw or undercooked food, food prepared in unhygienic conditions, or tap water and ice that is unclean. Once the bacteria that causes diarrhoea enters the body, it reproduces very quickly and has a progressive impact on overall health.
The body fights off bacteria naturally in the majority of cases, but by using a medical treatment to aid in the fight against the bacteria you can recover faster, and get back to enjoying your time away.
Prescription2Home offers a safe and reliable service, run by UK registered doctors and pharmacists, to provide consultations that may lead to a private prescription for Traveller’s Diarrhoea treatment.
At Prescription2Home you can take an online consultation that, if approved by our doctors, will lead to a private prescription. Our doctors will review your consultation responses to ensure that your chosen treatment is right, and safe, for you. On approval, we send the approved prescription electronically to our partner Pharmacy for dispensing and fulfilment. Prescriptions sent electronically to the Pharmacy before 3.30pm on working days can be despatched direct to your home for next day delivery.
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Ciprofloxacin is a powerful antibiotic that is regularly used to treat a number of bacterial infections including traveler’s diarrhoea. The medicine combats the bacteria that have infected the body and helps the body to fight off the infection.
Designed to be a one-stop solution for traveller’s diarrhoea, our Traveller’s Diarrhoea Treatment Pack contains two medicines to fight against this common condition. The pack contains ciprofloxacin, a powerful antibiotic that treats the underlying cause of the diarrhoea, as well as loperamide that can reduce the severity of symptoms.
Dioralyte is indicated for the replacement of important body water and salt in the treatment of acute diarrhea in infants, children and adults. Early use is important to avoid dehydration, particularly in the young and elderly
Available to quickly and effectively stop diarrhoea, loperamide is an easy to use drug that is generally side effect free and provides reliable treatment that is proven to work in almost all cases. This diarrhoea treatment is usually offered in tablet form, designed to be take in the event that diarrhoea occurs.