Before you travel join IAMAT a low-cost non-profit medical help organisation. Carry your membership ID card with you. If you need Medical help show your ID and use IAMAT recommended hospitals and doctors. Read the health tips in the IAMAT website in advance.

Consult your Physician in advance. They will recommend if advance shots or other precautions are needed.

On the IAMAT website “Select your travel destinations, and get an instant, personalized guide to our medical services and comprehensive travel health information for the countries you are visiting. Print a copy or save securely for future online access. The Travel Health Planner is also accessible on your mobile!”

Personal Plumbing Management Tips for Diarrhea:

1. Bactrim (proper names Co-trimoxazole or Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole)
Kills a lot of common GI bugs. https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Bactrim
Ask you Physician. You may want to get a prescription before you travel.

2. Loperamide (aka brand name Imodium) Think temporary chemical cork…
https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Loperamide

3. Gastrolite Fizzy Tablets or powder you add in a glass of water to replace lost electrolytes.
http://www.drugs.com/cons/gastrolyte.html Many sports drinks have electrolyte replacements.

For more travel tips read Gulliver the Economist‘s Travel blog here.  http://www.economist.com/blogs/gulliver

Need help when you travel? Simple walk into a hotel, smile and ask the Concierge anything you want. They have heard all the questions tourists have asked before, and will have all answers to help you! Have a good trip!