Montezuma’s revenge, Dehli Belly, Turkey Trots – no matter the name, diarrhea is the one experience no traveler wants. Depending on the destination and season of travel, up to 70% of travelers and backpackers will experience traveler’s diarrhea, making it the most common travel-related illness. Prepare for your next trip by learning the most common causes and arming yourself with tips to relieve traveler’s diarrhea fast.
Traveler’s Diarrhea Causes & Symptoms
Traveler’s diarrhea is typically caused by human contact or consuming contaminated food or water. You can contract traveler’s diarrhea from prepared foods, tap water, ice, unpeeled fruits and vegetables, or swimming areas abroad.
The main symptom of traveler’s diarrhea is the urgent passage of numerous loose and watery stools. Less common symptoms include abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, and fever.
How to Avoid Traveler’s Diarrhea
A Better Way to Treat Traveler’s Diarrhea
Traveler’s diarrhea cannot always be avoided. When it does happens, reach for DiaResQ, formulated to rapidly reach the intestine where diarrhea starts. Take DiaResQ® at the first sign of symptoms for quick relief.