Avoiding Stomach Bugs While Traveling Rock Hill SC

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
(803) 324-2393
Manchester Village
Rock Hill, SC
 
Old Town Outfitters
(803) 324-9133
153 E White St
Rock Hill, SC
 
Edwards Bobby Enterprise
(803) 328-2776
1433 Dave Lyle Blvd
Rock Hill, SC
 
Carolina Flying Discs
(803) 366-5028
2850 Commerce Dr
Rock Hill, SC
 
Sportsman Inc
(803) 366-3466
247 Hands Mill Hwy
Rock Hill, SC
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(704) 540-4750
9600 Pineville-Matthews Road
Pineville, NC
 
Hibbett Sporting Goods
(803) 817-1711
2301 Dave Lyle Blvd
Rock Hill, SC
 
Nichols Store
(803) 328-9792
1980 Mount Holly Rd
Rock Hill, SC
 
In the Game Athletics
(803) 366-3316
1453 Cherry Rd
Rock Hill, SC
 
Quality Fitness Equipment
(843) 294-5015
4655 Highway 17 Byp S
Rock Hill, SC
 

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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