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How can you treat symptoms of traveler's diarrhea?

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Over-the-counter medications may reduce cramping and control traveler's diarrhea, but antimotilty drugs like loperamide (Imodium) or diphenoxylate (Lomotil) should not be used if you have bloody diarrhea, fever, or pain.

From: Traveler's Diarrhea Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Columbia University Health Services Go Ask Alice: "Traveler's diarrhea: Preventing and treating runs on the road."

Tuft's Health Services: "Traveler's Diarrhea."

University of Washington Seattle: Traveler's Diarrhea "."

Yates, J. , June 1, 2005. American Family Physician

Traveler's Diarrhea Information from eMedicineHealth.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 19, 2017

SOURCES:

Columbia University Health Services Go Ask Alice: "Traveler's diarrhea: Preventing and treating runs on the road."

Tuft's Health Services: "Traveler's Diarrhea."

University of Washington Seattle: Traveler's Diarrhea "."

Yates, J. , June 1, 2005. American Family Physician

Traveler's Diarrhea Information from eMedicineHealth.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 19, 2017

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