Infection occurs due to consumption of contaminated food and drinks

Tips to face the most common health problems while traveling

The tourist must bring a number of medicines to the travel pharmacy in case of emergency.

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The German Travel Medicine Center said that travel diarrhea is one of the most common health problems during travel, as it often occurs due to eating contaminated food and drinks.

He explained that travel diarrhea is often accompanied by other symptoms, such as fever, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and headache.

Some serious symptoms, such as blood in the stool, may also appear, which requires a doctor's urgent consultation.

The center added that having diarrhea for long periods can cause serious consequences such as dehydration of the body, especially in those with chronic diseases, the elderly or young children.

To counteract travel diarrhea, the patient has to replace the salt and water balance in the body by taking an electrolyte solution.

In the event that this solution is not taken in the travel pharmacy, this solution can be prepared by adding eight teaspoons of sugar and one wiped spoon of salt to a liter of boiling water, and mixing them together.

In order to prevent diarrhea in the first place, tourists should completely dispense with eating meals containing milk or raw eggs;

Because of the high risk of contamination with germs that cause disease.

These foods include ice cream, pudding, and mayonnaise, as well as raw foods such as salad, as well as open drinks and ice cubes.

Also, no drinks should be taken, except from bottles that are sealed by the manufacturer.

And if tourists do not have this possibility, then they can drink tap water, but after boiling it first, with only the types of fully-ripened foods.

• To counteract travel diarrhea, the patient has to replace the salt and water balance in the body by taking an electrolyte solution.

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