Traveler's diarrhea is an infection you can get from eating contaminated food and water. It usually happens when a person goes to an area with less developed hygiene and sanitation.
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ErinColgan: It’s the souvenir no one wants to bring home from vacation. Traveler’s Diarrhea, that’s infection you can get from eating contaminated food and water. It usually happens when a person goes to an area with less developed hygiene and sanitation. If you’re travelling to a high risk area the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that you learn how to choose food and drink safely. Talk with your doctor about over the counter medication or antibiotics to prevent these infections. The CDC also says studies in Mexico show that Traveler’s Diarrhea is reduced when people take Bismuth Subsalicylate that’s the active ingredients in Pepto-Bismol. One study said the condition was reduced when people took either two ounces of liquid or two tube of tablets four times a day after arriving at there destination. Talk with your doctor about whether this is an option for you because it’s an advisable for everyone. An expert I’m sure is using Bismuth Subsalicylate for more than three weeks is safe. You can find more health and wellness tips at icyou.com.

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