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What is Travellers' Diarrhoea?

Travellers' diarrhoea is a condition which is suffered by many travellers when they have come into contact with contaminated food and water. This contamination may be caused by many different types of bacteria including Salmonella and E. Coli and viruses such as the norovirus. These are spread by eating or drinking contaminated food, when your hands or mouth have been in contact with a harmful bacteria or virus. The symptoms of travellers’ diarrhoea are diarrhoea that occurs several times during the day which is accompanied by vomiting, a high fever and cramps.

How can I prevent Travellers' Diarrhoea?

May precautionary measures are advised to ensure that you are protected from any harmful viruses or bacteria. Extra precaution is recommended when travelling to Africa and Asia, such as washing hands and cutlery prior and post food and drinks consumption.

Avoid

  • Ice in drinks
  • Food that was been kept warm for a long period of time
  • Raw/uncooked foods unless you can peel or shell it yourself
  • Food and drink from street vendors
  • Dairy products
  • Unbottled/sealed water

Safe

  • Packaged and sealed food
  • Sterile/sealed water
  • Canned food
  • Freshly cooked food that is served piping hot

What should I do if I get Travellers' Diarrhoea?

Treatment for Travellers' Diarrhoea is available at Express Pharmacy. There are different antibiotics which are available, which most travellers can take.

Staying hydrated is vital. It is recommended to drink plenty of water (bottled or boiled) several times throughout the day, to flush your body from the toxins and rehydrate any loss of water. You must contact a health professional as soon as possible if blood is found in your stool and if you are vomiting the water that you drink.

You may discuss any further information with our patient support team on help@expresspharmacy.co.uk or 020 8123 0703.

Our price promise commitment means that as we match prices nationally, prices will go down (and up) accordingly.

If you see or buy a treatment online and find it cheaper with a high street competitor (whether or not they also sell online), as long as their service conditions are comparable, then we’ll match that price for you or refund the difference. The cost of the treatment must include consultation charges for medication without a prior prescription. Comparable service conditions include factors such as delivery charges and timescales (such as Shutl delivery), and consultation charges.

If you’ve already purchased the treatment online, please make sure you report the price match within 28 days of receiving it. If you’d like to buy the product but want us to price match first, please check that you’re providing the most up to date information you can obtain when you submit your claim.

We’ll be asking you for full details of the treatment, the competitor and their prices, so please do check that you have this information to hand before you contact us.

Please note though, that we won’t refund the difference in price paid if you could have bought the product more cheaply with an online-only retailer: examples of this include chemistdirect.co.uk, who sell only through their websites or mail order and not via high street shops. We also don’t match competitors who are in administration or closing down.

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Delivery option Cost Details
Royal Mail Signed For™ £2.95 Usually next working day including Saturdays but may take up to 3 working days after dispatch.
Orders placed on weekdays before 2pm will usually be dispatched the same day. Orders placed on weekends/bank holidays will be dispatched the next working day.
Royal Mail Special Delivery™ £5.95 Special delivery before 1.00pm the next working day (not including Saturday) after dispatch.
Orders placed on weekdays before 2pm will usually be dispatched the same day. Orders placed on weekends/bank holidays will be dispatched the next working day.
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Delivery to some postcodes in Scotland will incur a £10 surcharge. This will be indicated at checkout.
Orders placed on weekdays before 2pm will usually be dispatched the same day. Orders placed on weekends/bank holidays will be dispatched the next working day.

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