In winter, the thirst for the sun is especially great. Everything is grey and sad, the day is short, cold ... And in search of warmth we are going to distant countries: India, Thailand, Vietnam, Bali or the Dominican Islands. It doesn`t matter!

The trip will get beneficial, only if you remember the precautions. Going to hot countries, people forget that it is a warm and humid climate that contributes to the rapid reproducing pathogens. A careless sip of tap water, a recklessly eaten unwashed fruit, an exotic dish in a cafe - and now the rest turns into torment! Along with drinks and food, pathogens infiltrate our gastrointestinal tract.

Traveler's diarrhea is a disease of the gastrointestinal tract happening when changing permanent residence and staying mostly in warm countries.

Signs of Traveler's Diarrhea

The principle symptom is runny stools for several days. In this simple way, the body tries to get rid of the infection. Most often, diarrhea is accompanied by abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. Signs of severe traveler's diarrhea are bloody stool, high body temperature (up to 38–39° C), and seizures due to significant fluid and salt loss.

What to do when diarrhea happens?

First of all, consult a doctor, especially if you are traveling with small children - children have dehydration very quickly, which leads to serious consequences. In order for the condition not to become critical, traveler's diarrhea should be eliminated as soon as possible.

The basic rule of therapy is to restore the amount of lost fluid. For this purpose, the patient is given special solutions containing salt components and glucose in an optimal body ratio.

The second important point in treating diarrhea is the impact on its immediate cause: taking enterosorbents will reduce absorbing toxins, while prescribing an antimicrobial drug and prebiotic will eliminate harmful bacteria and recover normal intestinal microflora.

How to avoid traveler`s diarrhea?

  • Follow the rules of personal hygiene
  • Do not use tap water when brushing teeth
  • Take with you on a trip all the essential medications needed for first aid: tablet enterosorbents and EcoFuril® capsules.

Ecofuril® is an effective antibacterial diarrhea-treating drug. The key active component of this drug - nifuroxazide - acts only in the intestine and is not absorbed into the blood, so it does not affect the entire body, as when using systemic antibiotics. As an adjunct, Ecofuril® contains lactulose, a prebiotic known for its ability to restore normal intestinal microflora.

Ecofuril® eliminates pathogenic bacteria that cause diarrhea, and also helps the normal intestinal microflora to recover quickly, so after treating with Ecofuril® additional pre- and probiotics are not required.

  • Be careful about choosing meal you are offered and places where you have it. Do not buy food outside
  • Peel the fruit and wash it with bottled water
  • Drink only bottled water.

Following these simple rules will give you a chance to enjoy the journey to the fullest.

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