Screaming Ab-Dabs, the Trotskis, Aztec two-step, Montezuma’s revenge, Delhi belly, Rangoon runs, Malta dog… The sheer number of synonyms reveals how common travellers’ diarrhoea is. Million of Britons suffer each year with unpleasant symptoms including frequent, unformed bowel movements, abdominal cramps, nausea, bloating, vomiting, fever and general lethargy or malaise.

Travellers’ diarrhoea

Local bugs are the common cause of traveller’s diarrhoea. The baceria E coli is universal, but in each country, even in each area, different strains of E coli predominate.

The standard attack of traveller’s diarrhoea should be no more than an inconvenience; it shouldn’t be incapacitating; it should last only for two to four days. Just under half of all overseas travellers develop traveller’s diarrhoea from alien E coli – a BAD bacteria

By maintaining a favourable balance of ‘good’ versus bad you can help to support your digestive health while abroad. Bimuno traveler’s diarrhoea prevention helps encourage and sustain a healthy level of your gut’s ‘good’ bacteria (Bifidobacteria) while reducing less preferred types of bacteria.

Since the benefits of Bimuno TRAVELAID build over time it is recommended that you take the product for 7 days before your departure and each day whilst you are abroad.

Because of its effectiveness TRAVELAID is recommended by many travel clinicians and Bimuno is an approved Travel industry partner of ABTA.

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Common Sense – boil it, cook it, peel it or forget it.

You will of course avoid all salads, however delicious they look; you won’t buy any food from street vendors and you will make certain that if you have fruit or raw vegetables you will always peel them. I always eat hot, cooked food when abroad and usually have no trouble at all. Having cooked food, I’m afraid, means that you don’t drink the local water, but have bottled water with the top on and sealed down – otherwise it might have been filled from a local tap, and you don’t have ice in your drink. You will be unwise to drink milk, cream or eat ice cream if it has been home made.

Most of the advice for remaining healthy during travel is quoted in the motto: boil it, cook it, peel it or forget it.

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