First, pay attention to the hygiene of your food, and
keep yourself clean. Keep it in mind that ‘illness finds
its way in by the mouth’ when you travel. If you can
observe it strictly, diarrhoea will not occur to
Second, take some medicines as a precaution.
Berberine pills are effective for preventing and curing
diarrhoea. If you feel discomforts in the stomach or
worry about the food sanitation, take two or three
pills. They should work fine.
Third, if you come
down with acute diarrhoea unfortunately, immediate
medication should be taken, because it would deteriorate
into chronic enteritis if not timely treated. And
enteritis is a recurring disease that is hard to cure.
Although it’s not fatal, it may be a lifelong company.
Consequently, treatment must be administered with no
delay. The following remedies are for your reference:
A minor case
of dermatitis needs no medication and it heals
spontaneously in a few days. As for a severe case,
Hismanal is recommended. Meanwhile, the patient can
apply some ointments on the skin, such as, Fluocinolone
Acetonide, and Triamcinolone. Eat more fresh fruit and
vegetables. Stay away from pungent food. Stop using
low-quality fragrances or cosmetics. Do not rinse the
itchy and aching parts with hot water or soaps rich in
alkali in case of more irritation.
- Take berberine pills orally, three pills at a time
and three or four times a day.
- Take furazolidone pills orally, one or two pills
at a time and three times a day. Note, an overdose
will cause gastrointestinal distress and anorexia.
- Take imodium capsules orally, two caps at the
first time, and then take one more each time after the
bowel movement until you recover. But you should take
no more than eight caps a day.
- If no medicines are carried with you, massages
should also work. Here’s how: let the patient lie in
bed, face down, elbows upright, and both hands
supporting the chin. Put a pillow or cushion (about 20
cm thick) under the thigh to bend the body. The
masseur presses both sides of the second lumbar
spinous process (the projecting bone on the spine that
can be seen and felt), with great force downwards
toward the feet for two minutes. Repeat the process
once and diarrhoea should stop.