Posted by: Ann | 2009-06-05

Rota virus

What can one do do prevent tummy upsets when travelling? For some reason this is a problem with my family.

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Remember these golden rules when travelling (and eating!):
Peel it, Cook it, Boil it, or Leave it!
Like with insect bites, prevention is first line of defence. You should be especially careful when travelling with children whose tummies are more sensitive to change than those of adults. It isn't only contaminated food which might make you sick, but also a change in diet eg. rich or spicy food.
At the Travel Doctor you can obtain a personal medical kit or a gastro bag which includes prescription drugs for the treatment of "the trots" and many other maladies. Go to

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