Travellers' Diarrhoea (TD)

This remains a major problem for holiday visitors. It is estimated to affect 26-60% of travellers worldwide. Certain holiday destinations are known high risks including certain countries in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia. It is a general term used to describe the common problem of diarrhoeal illness suffered by travellers usually in the first two weeks of their holiday in a foreign land. It may be caused by a combination of organisms including bacteria, parasites and or viruses ingested in contaminated food or water. The symptoms can last from 3 days to over 14 days depending on the organism causing the diarrhoea. Depending on the duration of symptoms this can ruin your holiday. DO NOT ALLOW TD to ruin your trip. Contact us to ask for the TRAVEL PACK and advice.

The common symptoms of TD include:

  • Abdominal cramps
  • Fever
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • May confine you to bed thereby ruining your holidays

We can provide TRAVEL PACK which consists of antibiotic tablets, medicine to stop the nausea and vomiting, one to reduce the frequency of the diarrhoea, and rehydration sachets to reduce your risk of dehydration.

Some cases may be self limiting as the body is able to overcome the diarrhoea without any treatment, but the aim of the treatment is to accelerate the recovery period and allow you time to enjoy your holidays.

This pack is NOT suitable for women who are pregnant or nursing or have allergy to the Antibiotic Ciprofloxacin or have severe liver or kidney disease.

Women on the Pill taking this pack must be informed that the antibiotic may reduce their contraceptive efficacy and are advised to use alternative or additional precaution while on the treatment.

Please see further information about the content of the Travel Pack: Loperamide Antidiarrhoeal, Dioralyte Rehydration Salts, Ciproxin antibiotic, Buccastem Anti-nausea tablets.