Travellers’ Diarrhoea

Travellers’ Diarrhoea

Travellers’ diarrhoea is one of the most common forms of illness that travellers experience across the world.

Risk areas for Travellers’ Diarrhoea

Travellers’ Diarrhoea


  • Common fever
  • Stomach pains
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Intense and regularly need to go to the toilet


The chances when travelling of catching a bug leading to diarrhoea is extremely high. The reason is simple; most illnesses and diseases are contracted through contaminated food and water. When staying in a high-risk area, you should be cautious of food that hasn’t been prepared by you. Avoid local water sources unless sufficiently boiled and treated and wash your hands at regular intervals. Good hygiene and a strict routine of bottled water and food consumption from trusted sources is a must.

Foods to avoid are:

  • Salads
  • Uncooked vegetables and fruit
  • Foods at room temperature, cooked or uncooked
  • Seafood that carries the risk of being undercooked
  • Street vendor foods
  • Most dairy products including cheese, ice cream and milk.

We can help advise you on how to treat travellers diarrhoea whilst abroad and provide the medications you can take with you as a precaution.

You can visit your nearest travel clinic today by clicking here.

Content Reviewed By

Ghulam Haydar,
MPharm, IPresc
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