Avoiding Stomach Bugs While Traveling Hartwell GA

Be sensible about what you put in your stomach and save yourself from unwanted tummy troubles with some adventure travel advices.

Dick's Sporting Goods
(864) 225-7252
140 Fritz Drive
Anderson, SC
 
Foothills Outfitters Inc
(706) 376-6360
48 S Carolina St
Hartwell, GA
 
Diadora America of Hartwell
(706) 377-2768
727 Sarijon Rd
Hartwell, GA
 
Jud's Taxidermy
(706) 376-7056
8198 Mount Olivet Rd
Hartwell, GA
 
Top Threads Sportswear
(706) 376-0065
189 Industrial Blvd
Hartwell, GA
 
Pro Shop
(706) 376-8160
Highway 29 S
Hartwell, GA
 
Hibbett Sports
(706) 377-4582
1541 Anderson Hwy Ste D
Hartwell, GA
 
Royal Graphics
(706) 376-2919
138 N Forest Ave
Hartwell, GA
 
Trampoline Pro Shop
(706) 376-8792
1323 East Franklin Street, Hartwell
GA, GA
 
Fun Spot Trampoline
(800) 241-7134
1321 East Franklin Street
Harwell, GA
 

Avoiding Stomach Bugs While Traveling

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Stomach Sense

Eat, drink and be merry - safely

By Charmian Christie

Most travelers to Mexico have heard of Montezuma's Revenge and heed the cliché advice, “Don't drink the water .” But Mexico isn't the only country where you can pick up a nasty stomach bug, and drinking water isn't the only source. Tainted water can make its way into ice cubes, salads and other edible items you don't suspect. What's more, up to 50 percent of travelers will have some form of digestive upset while traveling to destinations without standard Western hygiene. Even if food looks, smells and tastes normal, it could still be contaminated. And just because the locals are chowing down with no ill-effect doesn't mean you have the iron stomach required to keep the meal down.

Healthy Handling Habits

  • Wash your hands before eating or handling food.
  • Hit the bottle - bottled water, soft drinks, wine, beer and pre-packaged juices are usually safe. Make sure the seal hasn't been tampered with.
  • Eat fruit and vegetables you can peel yourself.
  • Eat only freshly prepared food, provided it's cooked thoroughly and served to you hot off the stove.

Habits to Avoid

  • Even if the drinking water has passed inspection, don't rely on kitchen staff to practice safe food preparation. Play it safe and avoid:
    • Ice cubes
    • Salads
    • Leftovers
    • Undercooked or uncooked foods - dairy and eggs are especially dangerous
    • Brushing your teeth in tap or unsterilized water. Use bottled water or let your teeth get fuzzy for one night.
    • Sampling from street vendors. There's no guarantee these dishes have been refrigerated or cooked properly. They can also be left exposed to flies all day. And we all know what flies eat.
    • Raw food. Sushi may be chic, but raw fish is a recipe for intestinal disaster.

When Disaster Strikes

Sometimes, despite our best efforts, we eat something that disagrees with our system. If you get diarrhea, don't panic. Although you think it will never end...

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