7 Prevention Tips For Traveler’s Diarrhea

Nothing can ruin a vacation more than being confined to a hotel room suffering from an attack of Traveler’s Diarrhea. While this ailment is generally not dangerous, it is an unpleasant way to spend a trip of a lifetime.  Although nothing is foolproof, here are seven tips to reduce the likelihood of being afflicted.


In many areas of the world, water from the faucet is unsafe for travelers to consume. To avoid ruining a trip by falling ill, refrain from using tap water altogether.  Only drink bottled water. The water bottle should be factory sealed to guarantee the liquid inside is not filled with unsafe water.

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Ice Cubes

Ice cubes might be tempting, especially on a warm day. Often the ice has been created using water which may be harmful.  For this reason, avoid ice.

Dental Hygiene

While this may be the most challenging tip to remember, it is just as important as the others listed while focusing on your dental hygiene. When brushing teeth, only bottled water should be used to avoid accidental consumption of potentially contaminated water.

Food Carts

Although street food might look tempting, this food could contain a contaminant from either unsafe storage and or cooking temperatures. As a result, it is best to avoid eating from a food cart.


Steer clear of salads whenever possible. Since salads are often raw, contaminants may be present that might otherwise be removed by proper cooking. Instead, eat recently cooked hot vegetables.


Consume only fruit which can be peeled to remove the skin. The peeling process will eliminate many of the contaminants located on the surfaces while leaving the innards free of the pollutes.

Wash Hands

We use our hands for many things, from opening doors to tying our shoes to eating. As a result, our hands are full of germs. To help stop these bugs from entering our bodies, wash hands with either hot water with soap or a hand sanitizer before the consumption of food.

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