Dr. Patricia Raymond is a gastroenterologist with the straight poop on how to avoid travelers diarrhea, an affliction caused by contaminated food and water.
To keep from rushing to the restroom, Raymond encourages people to take a yeast-based probiotic like Florastor, which keeps bad bacteria from sticking to the colon wall.
In unfamiliar countries, Raymond recommends staying away from tap water, fruits that cant be peeled, and street vendors, which could cause terrible tummy trouble.
And to avoid a blowout that follows you home, Raymond advises washing your hands regularly to prevent parasites.
She says, Theres nothing quite so evil as being trapped in a hot tourist restroom with no end in sight. And the last thing you need is to bring home a foreign traveler in your stomach.
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