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    There isn't a quick fix, per se. Take diarrhoea medicine as directed, drink clean water mixed with oral rehydration salts and eat mild, well-cooked food until its run its course. If you're still feeling rotten after a day or so, see a doctor. almost 6 years ago

    Answered by Ros Hodgekiss via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Well the best way is to avoid it in the first place! Quick tips: only drink bottled water and use loads of anti-septic handwipes every time you touch anything, but particularly before food (of course).

    But, for a quick fix, I've always found a few litres of Coke remarkably effective. However, more formal solutions are:

    * Imodium - a common clinical remedy take 2 tablets straight away and 1 next morning.

    * Loperomide - usually works within 1 hour.

    * Norritt - little black activated charcoal tablets available at Matahari Supermarkets and many other places in Bali, including Circle K stores and Mini Marts, for 6,700rup for 40tablets. 6-9tablets three times a day.

    s almost 6 years ago

  • 0

    I bought a colloidal silver mix called "Bali Belly Buster" from the Bali Buddha shop in Ubud. Seems to be helping. almost 6 years ago

    Answered by Naufrago via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    My tried and tested solution is some flat,slightly warm coke with a teaspoon of salt in it and to eat bland food such as yoghurt, well cooked rice or mashed potatoes.

    I prefer to not take tablets unless I have to - for example, if I had to get on a bus or plane and had no alternatives. I think if you are sick (stomach, diarrhoea, vomiting etc) then its because your body has something in it that it doesnt want, and my granny always said "better out than in". So I would rather have the squits for a day or two, replace my fluids, eat bland food and then move on.

    Of course, if the symptoms are over a long(er) time frame, then medical help may be needed. Its quite alarming how quickly we can become dehydrated.

    I have always been warned to avoid raw food (salads etc), ice and not bottled water, but the thing that got me was a bowl of mixed nuts in a bar in Turkey. It seems that the bar owners used to take the left over nuts and put them back into a jar and then redistribute. Turns out that a lot of people dont wash their hands properly and in the space of a couple of days, this one bar managed to make about 50 people ill !!

    Hope you are feeling better soon. almost 6 years ago

    Answered by Sam Richards via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Cipro! A cheap, readily available antibiotic. I would not travel without it. Will totally knock out any gut issue with four pills over 3 days. Most docs will readily prescribe it for you to take traveling. almost 6 years ago

    Answered by Bruce in Colorado via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    If you had something wrong to eat you will feel it after 2 hours and then stick your finger in your throat and vomit, the longer it's in your stomach the more damage it does, therefore don't eat shortly before you go to sleep! If you have the runs, eat a few bananas and also make sure you drink enough water and eat dry toast and weak tea without sugar Try to stay away from pills as you need to build up a resistance against future sickness. almost 6 years ago

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    The best solution is Actrx combination therapy treatment. One package clears dysentery, malaria and dengue. it is a powerful 2 ingredient concentrate yet safe, that fixes it in 1 day to 4 days. it clears the parasites in the gut and in the bloodstream amazing formula !!!!
    Nothing else work..........s believe me I have been to 45 countries. Their email is actrxlimited@gmail.com or look at their non profit www.actrx.org

    all the above answers are nonsense and will not fix the real problem these foreign parasites are deadly u can end up in intensive care for weeks with this stuff or even die for real over 5 years ago

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    Yes, a 22 year old Irish woman has just died from food poisonig in Indonesia or the remedy she was given. A autopsy hasn't been completed yet so we don't know yet. Be very careful. over 5 years ago

    Answered by Hilary via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    do not go to Bali over 5 years ago

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    Why do you make that comment Rebecca, it sounds ominous? over 5 years ago

    Answered by Hilary via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    The word back is that the young women who died got food poisoning on the Gili islands as well as a friend. The deceased took a local remedy, while the girl who survived didn't. So the feeling is that the 'cure' killed her rather than the food poisoning yet nothing is conclusive yet.

    Link and picture about girl who died.

    http://www.independent.ie/national-news/popular-blogger-dies-during-dream-holiday-to-bali-2671057.html over 5 years ago

    Answered by Hilary via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Prevention is still the best fix on bali belly for me base on my personal experience. I only drink water from whenever i think it is clean and since i have a weak stomach i seldom try street foods no matter how much they claim how clean their products are. I also bring with me an anti bali belly medicine like travean that i bought from travelan.com.au or Imodium. about 5 years ago

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    I have lived and worked in Indonesia for many years and have visited many of its islands and cities from Jakarta to Surabaya to JogJakarta to Bandung etc., including Bali and I can verify and confirm that if you are looking for the sun, the sand and the sea, there are many beautiful beaches you can find in Malaysia (Kota Kinabalu), Thailand (Phuket), etc and furthermore, these places are safe and its food are also clean compared to Indonesia's. If you eat the hawkers' foods in Indonesia, it is guaranteed that you will come down with severe diarrhea and vomitting. And if you drink their tap water or consume ice cubes with your drinks, you are guaranteed to come down with typhoid starting with a fever. Furthermore, Bali is also well known for its crimes so why take all these unnecessary risks and regret for the rest of your life ? It is not worth it. Go somewhere which is safe and clean/hygenic. Last but not least, always carry these medicine with you on all your travels i.e. Dhamotil (for food poisoning/diarrhea/stomach upsets) and Panadol for headaches. about 5 years ago

    Answered by Stephen via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Actrx will not treat malaria or dengue, and it's irresponsible to say that it will. These are vastly different than dysentery, which is caused by a toxin secreted by a bacteria. They are very different from one another, as malaria is caused by a parasite and dengue is a virus. However, they can be prevented the same way: insect repellent and minimizing mosquito exposure. But don't waste your time on snake oil like Actrx over 4 years ago

    Answered by Ang via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Yes, Indonesia does seem to floor alot of tourists many of them young and healthy. The reasons may be varied I'm not sure though I think many like myself may have a reaction to the anti marlia tablets like myself. In my case I was on the supposedly most benign ones, malarone but I still ended up vomiting, wretching, unable to eat much and at one stage very weak after about a week in the country. One youngish lady in our group ended up unwell and she wasn't on anti malarial pills so it wasn't that which did it. I didn't eat from roadside warungs, didn't use tap water to wash my teeth or rinse my mouth. However Indonesian hotels always greet you with a welcome drink of fruit juice and one time when I noticed it was very refreshing I asked for another. I found out why it was so refreshing, it had a half cube of unmelted ice in it. I wasn't happy to say the least. I had all the necessary vaccinations. On a boat trip to Rinca Island etc I took alot of the young, strong, healthy people on board seemed to be down with something at one time or another. On the way home my throat was so dry I had to keep asking FA's for hot water with lemon and on approach into Heathrow my ears went beserk, turned out I had picked up an ear infection and was an antibiotics for a week. Yes these exotic destinations can be great but can come at a price; often to ones health. It's important to be aware of that. over 4 years ago

    Answered by Hilary via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Ive been many times to Bali and maybe I was lucky, but I mostly eat where the locals eat, and till now never had a bad problem. Just watch out what you eat, and if it tastes strange to you, just don't eat it! But I agree with some others here, drink coca cola, water with a salt solution and take Imodium. over 4 years ago

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    I wouldn't take malaria tablets for prevention, first of all my doctor did not recommend them to me when I was travelling to a very risky country because of the side affects (have a look on Google for a general idea). Have never been to Bali, don't know if I would after hearing of all the terrible stories! It sounds nice, but I have ended up almost dead from getting bitten by a mosquito which gave me a meningitis which took 6 months to recover from, so I won't be going anywhere near dirty places ever again, particularly places with mosquitoes. I never thought it would happen to me ever but I'm glad it did because I am now more cautious than ever. over 4 years ago

    Answered by kk via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Despite almost annual holiday on Bali for last12 years, including Gili and Lenbongon I have never had Bali belly. Only drink bottled water and cooked foods, never salad of fruit unless u peel it yourself. If u want t drink alcohol the bintang is perfectly safe but drink from bottle.
    . If I ever have diarrhea or vomiting I have salty crips and coke (always available). Works every time. I thinks Lady Di also used this remedy??? about 3 years ago

    Answered by Wendy Gower via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    My article on belly health while travelling on @WorldTravelBuzz : http://worldtravelbuzz.com/belly-health/ about 3 years ago

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