Diarrhea Commerce City CO

Don’t find your self running away from Montezuma on your next adventure! Learn how to prevent and treat the symtoms of diarrhea and more.

(303) 227-4723
6200 Dahlia Street
Commerce City, CO
Sun Enterprises, Inc.
(303) 287-7566
8877 N. Washington St.
Thornton , CO
The Paintball Factory
(888) 352-8437
4100 Grape Street
Denver, CO
Boondocks Fun Center
(720) 977-8000
11425 Community Center Dr.
Northglenn , CO
Mile High Fitness
(720) 436-3899
3197 E. 106th Ave.
Northglenn , CO
Mile High Racing & Entertainment
(303) 288-1591
6200 Dahlia Street
Commerce City , CO
Motor Sports Supply/Peterson Fluid Systems
(303) 287-0313
9801 Havana Street
Henderson , CO
Denver Merchandise Mart
(303) 292-6278
451 E. 58th Ave., #4270
Denver , CO
Hyland Hills Park & Recreation District
(303) 650-7644
1800 West 89th Avenue
Denver , CO
Water World
(303) 428-7488
1800 W. 89th Ave.
Federal Heights , CO


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Who is Montezuma and why's he seeking revenge on me?

While most outdoor life enthusiasts know better than to drink the water in Mexico or eat salad washed in the local markets of Peru, North America can also hold some unpleasant intestinal surprises. Thanks to lots of negative press, out-of-country travelers are aware of the risks, but here at home, many hikers and backpackers assume they're immune from stomach upsets and take risks they wouldn't anywhere else in the world. Big mistake.

Signs and Symptoms

Most of us are all too familiar with the symptoms of diarrhea, but for the sake of consistency, we'll review them:

  • Frequent, loose, watery stools
  • Abdominal cramps or pain
  • Fever
  • Blood in the stool (black, not red splotches)
  • Bloating.


Most diarrheas are caused by bacteria or parasites, but sometimes individuals have nasty reactions to the same food that their travel companions ate without incident. Lactose intolerance, the inability to digest certain artificial sweeteners and chronic conditions can bring on diarrhea even when the food is safe for others. However, for most outdoor life enthusiasts, untreated water is the main cause - whether you've eaten food that's come in contact with it or swallowed some while swimming or doing a water sport .

Always remember to

  • Wash your hands, or use hand sanitizer, after going to the bathroom and before preparing food or eating.
  • If you have food sensitivities, know what you're eating.
  • Use a water filter and / or purifier when drinking from a natural source. A purifier will kill bacteria, but the parasite giardia must be filtered out.
  • Use only treated water for
    • Drinking
    • Washing food
    • Preparing food
    • Making ice
    • Brushing your teeth
    • Washing your hands.


Discomfort and embarrassment are usually the worst aspects of diarrhea, but dehydration can be a dangerous side effect. If you get diarrhea,

  • Drink plenty of liquids, such as Gatorade or p...

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