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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is traveler's diarrhea (including post-diarrheal IBS)?

Diarrhea due to bacterial infection of the gut. This is commonly seen in travellers to less-developed countries. It can be prevented by avoiding unclean or raw food and fruits, and ensuring all water is boiled before consumption.

Symptoms of traveler's diarrhea (including post-diarrheal IBS)

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

  • Abdominal pain

  • Abdominal discomfort

  • Loss of appetite

Questions your doctor may ask to check for traveler's diarrhea (including post-diarrheal IBS)

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose traveler's diarrhea (including post-diarrheal IBS)

  • Do you have nausea or vomiting?

  • Do you have loose stools or diarrhea?

  • Do you have abdominal pain (stomach ache)?

  • Do you have any discomfort (not pain) in your abdomen or stomach?

  • Do you have less or no appetite, therefore eat less food?

Treatment for traveler's diarrhea (including post-diarrheal IBS)

This condition usually gets better without treatment. Maintaining good hydration with clean food and water is important. Over-the-counter treatments like charcoal pills or antidiarrheal pills can help to absorb toxins and decrease diarrhea. In severe cases of dehydration, hospitalization may be needed for fluids to be given by a needle in the vein.

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