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27 Jul 2011

tummy issues
Hello Travel Doc,

I have to go to the UK and a short trip to France, but I always battle with an upset stomach (nausea and/or runs) when I go.

Someone said that I should take probiotics and someone else said I should take those air travel immune-booster fizzies - would these help me?
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01 Jan 0001

This is a common problem. Drink sparkling water only and clean your teeth with it as well while away.

Wash hands well and follow up with Alcohol/waterless hand gel as disinfectant.
There is a product called Travelan which you can take with each meal which stops E. Coli from attaching to the gut lining.

I generally use this for travellers doing the Egyptian Nile boat criuse! Pro biotics won''t give you much protection.
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