Stomach Blues-Dukoral??

Oct 3rd, 2007, 03:50 AM
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I don't know where to start-overwhelmed with all the data in this thread. We have upcoming trips planned to Thailand, Egypt and India. We've always been careful in China eating only cooked food and never anything fresh. We choose to skip the experience of dining on local cuisine only because we are so scared of the trots and what else we could bring home. Immodium has always been our choice just in case.

I always enjoy the sights in third world countries but look forward to dropping pounds because of my selective choices in eating.

Must say these postings are so valuable! Thank you everyone!
Oct 3rd, 2007, 04:24 AM
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FYI to all, Cipro also has resistance in Indonesia.
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Oct 3rd, 2007, 05:36 AM
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Thanks, Erica. I have to admit that when I read the report I was mostly focussed on mainland SE Asia where the resistance to Cipro originally developed and missed the part about Indonesia.
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Oct 5th, 2007, 03:07 PM
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dukoral is a cholera vavcine, it offers some protection from travellers tum, i took it when we went to KL two years ago, as i always come off badley in this department when i travel on this occasion i had no tum trouble, but not to say i would have been the same without dukoral but i like to think it helped, in england we get this on a private prescription it costs about $55
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Oct 5th, 2007, 03:43 PM
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I had some "issues" when I came back from Guatemala. Doctor told me to take: Pepto-Bismol, Immodium, Tagamet, and Cipro. I have determined that those are the ingredients of cement.
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Oct 8th, 2007, 01:41 PM
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Kathie, any reports on resistance to Cipro in China? I had planned to take it along.
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Oct 8th, 2007, 02:18 PM
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I haven't seen any reports of resistance to Cipro in China.
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Oct 8th, 2007, 08:33 PM
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I cheat! I avoid eating at any place that does not have running water for the food vendor to wash his hands after picking his nose or scratching his butt!

I do eat a lot of local food, especially in Thailand but not necessarily from places with poor santitation. There are enough cheap restaurants to sample lots of local dishes.

I do find the local food to be a "little binding" and have to augment my diet with some metamucil on a daily basis. Sometimes I go out of my way to find dishes with beans for roughage!

In Thai pharmacies you can find a lot of remedies for the trots or upset stomach at real cheap prices! Even anti-biotics or stuff that would require prescriptions back home.

Be careful of what you eat and you limit your chance of getting sick. I find myself having to eat some simple Western foods to balance my diet out.

Good luck.
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