Travellers’ Diarrhoea

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Definition

Travellers' Diarrhoea this is common when travellers visit a place that has poor sanitation. Travellers' Diarrhoea is characterized by elevated frequency of formless bowel movements and is usually comes with abdominal cramps, urgency, vomiting, swelling, fever, and depression.

Diagnosis

It is solely based on the development of diarrhea when visiting a place or part of the world where there is poor sanitation where in this is Travellers' Diarrhoeacommon among travellers.

Treatment

Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) for diarrhea Antimotility Agents to provide temporary relief by inhibiting intestinal movements Medical assistance should be sought in cases where there is blood in the stool, fever, person becomes confused and the condition does not go away within 72 hours. Antibiotic treatment - ciproflaxacin for bacterial infection

Symptoms and Signs

Nausea Abdominal pain Vomiting Diarrhea Sore throat and conjunctivitis Fever Dehydration Low temperature

Causes

The known causes of Travellers' Diarrhoea are bacterial enterotoxin, E. coli, shigella, campylobacter, salmonella and giardia.

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