You are on the holiday of a lifetime in an exotic location, such as Bali. You have planned and saved money for this moment for months. Sadly, you forgot to plan ahead and research the measures to take to help prevent Bali Belly. Then the unthinkable happens.
Travellers’ Diarrhoea, aka Bali Belly, Delhi Belly, Montezuma’s Revenge or whichever nickname you want to give it. Nothing puts a dampener on travel experiences like stomach cramps and diarrhoea.
What is Travellers’ Diarrhoea or Bali Belly?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Travellers’ Diarrhoea is a disease typically caused by pathogenic bacteria contamination of ingested food and water2. It occurs during or shortly after travel, most commonly affecting people travelling from an area of more highly developed hygiene and sanitation infrastructure to a less developed one.
How can I reduce the risk of getting Bali Belly?
The good news is you can reduce the risk of Travellers’ Diarrhoea with Travelan® – available over the counter and online from pharmacies across Australia.
Many travellers seek out a combination of hygiene measures and medicine to prevent Bali Belly or Travellers’ Diarrhoea, when overseas. Travelan® is clinically proven to help reduce the risk of getting Travellers’ Diarrhoea by up to 90%. Use Travelan® along with sensible hygiene measures when travelling, to help ensure your holiday is memorable for the right reasons.
Travellers’ Diarrhoea-causing bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract
Travellers’ Diarrhoea is caused by the consumption of food or water infected with bacteria. These bacteria attack the intestines releasing diarrhoea-causing toxins. Travelan® binds to E.coli in the gastrointestinal tract, preventing them from attaching to the intestinal wall and thereby neutralising their ability to cause diarrhoea and its associated symptoms.
Travelan®’s active ingredient is bovine colostrum enriched with anti-E.coli antibodies – these special antibodies are what set it apart from other colostrum supplements. Travelan® is antimicrobial and not an antibiotic, therefore it will not cause antibiotic resistance.
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How to prevent Bali Belly or Travellers’ Diarrhoea?
To assist with the prevention of Travellers Diarrhoea, particularly when travelling to Bali, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Fiji, South America and other high-risk locations, we suggest the following:
- Start taking Travelan 2 to 3 days before you travel and during your trip
- Don’t eat, under cooked or uncooked food.
- Only eat fruit that you can peel.
- Don’t drink tap water. Drink Bottled water
- Clean your teeth with bottled water.
- Don’t have ice in your drinks.
- Wash your hands in soap regularly.
What is the best medicine to stop diarrhoea?
Many travellers travelling to high-risk destinations for Travellers Diarrhoea will pack medicine to treat diarrhoea, rather than explore medicines and techniques to help prevent diarrhoea. The savvy traveller won’t just ask “what medicine can I pack to stop diarrhoea”? They will also ask “what medicine can I pack to help reduce the risk of getting travellers’ diarrhoea in the first place?”.
Travelan is clinically proven to help reduce the risk of getting Travellers’ Diarrhoea (or Bali Belly) by up to 90%. Learn more here