Advising travellers about management of travellers' diarrhoea

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Background: Travellers diarrhoea (TD) affects a large proportion of international travellers. These people will often present to general practice for advice before they travel. Objective: This article will review the current concepts and practical issues for advising people planning to travel about their risks of TD and how to manage symptoms if they develop during the trip. Discussion: Avoidance, immunisation, non-antibiotic interventions and antibiotic prophylaxis are all methods for preventing TD. However, advice regarding self-management through rehydration, antibiotic treatment and appropriate seeking of medical advice are most important.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34 - 37
Number of pages4
JournalAustralian Family Physician
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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