My name is Dr. Jolie Bookspan. I hope this will be a fun column for you. Periodically, I will cover how you can prevent and treat common aches pains and injuries of travelling, and how to get in shape and be healthy - all at the same time.
Why is backpacking supposed to be a fun way to travel? Because it is packed with adventure and you get to see and experience much more for a lot less as compared to going on a run of the mill vacation.
By Dr.Jolie Bookspan Traveller's stomach is common in visitors to tropical areas. It is uncomfortable, with abdominal pain, diarrhea, dizziness, and nausea. Most often, people use antibiotics to treat it. But there are bugs that cannot be treated with antibiotics. Other gastrointestinal illnesses, like e. coli, can be made much worse with antibiotics. A serious and growing problem of antibiotic-resistant strains of infection is caused by widespread use of antibiotics.