Travellers’ Diarrhoea

Looking to prevent Travellers’ diarrhoea in Colchester? Travellers’ diarrhoea is spread mainly through food and water, but also from person to person. It is one of the most common health problems experienced during travel.

When you visit a place where the climate or sanitary practices are different from yours at home, you have an increased risk of developing travellers’ diarrhoea. Even just rinsing your mouth with tap water could mean trouble in some locations, so always check before you travel.

Common Symptoms Of Traveler’s Diarrhoea Are:

  • 3 or more loose stools a day
  • An urgent need to go to the bathroom
  • Stomach cramps
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fever

Further guidance regarding the prevention of travellers’ diarrhoea can be found on the NHS website.

We can offer Loperamide to absorb excess water from the bowels, easing the symptoms of diarrhoea, rehydration sachets to help to replace the lost water and electrolytes (salts and sugars) to keep you properly hydrated. We also offer short courses of antibiotics that will kill the causative bacteria.

When you first experience travellers’ diarrhoea, it is important to start your antibiotics as soon as possible to treat the infection early. We are able to provide you with prescription-strength medication to counteract this.

Feel free to contact us for further information regarding Travellers’ Diarrhoea in Colchester. Please use the booking calendar below to arrange an appointment with the Travel Clinic team.