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When should you see a healthcare provider about traveler's diarrhea?

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  • If diarrhea is bloody, or if you have a fever or abdominal pain, see a healthcare provider immediately.
  • If diarrhea continues after several days despite home treatment, see your healthcare provider.
  • Take a child to a doctor if symptoms include bloody diarrhea, dehydration, persistent vomiting, or fever higher than 102 degrees F.
  • See a health care provider if nausea or vomiting is so bad that you can't rehydrate or if you feel woozy or have a fast heart beat.

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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