Things to Know About Bali Belly

Bali Belly is a fecal-oral disease that has abdominal cramps and diarrhoea. It is an acute gastroenteritis cause by parasites or bacteria. Bali belly usually occurs during holidays, travelling etc. Bali belly happens because of improper hygiene and environmental sanitation. It is also painful in the anus for about 24 hours or longer if not treated. People who are prone to bali belly are those who are in remote areas that there are no source of potable water and good environment. Ill person, bed ridden, the very young and the very old people are also at high risk of bali belly. Bali belly can also leads to dehydration so you will need ORS or Oral Rehydration Solution. If ORS is not available, you can make a alternative ORS at home by simply add 8 teaspoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon of salt in 1 liter of clean water. Home-made ORS has a 24 hour lifespan or contingency. If bali belly occurs, doctors recommend to drink isotonic sports drink.

Travelan is an over the counter medicine which can prevent bali belly. It is clinically proven and all natural product so you can be sure that it is safe. Bali belly can be prevented by not drinking tap water and have a good hygiene. Avoid too much alcohol and caffeinated beverages because it can also trigger bali belly. Do not drink milk or eat dairy products while having diarrhoea because during this period you have temporary lactose intolerance. Avoid greasy foods, spicy and very hot or cold foods and drinks. Excessive smoking is also a source of bali belly. If there has bali belly, use bottled water always even brushing the teeth. Always clean the surroundings especially at homes to avoid bali belly. This disease is contagious from the time of infection up to two weeks. Hand washing is one of the most important of proper hygiene. Do it frequently to prevent transfer of bacteria or viruses.

There are lots of remedies for bali belly. Here are some of the remedies.
Fruits like bananas and apple
Isotonic sports drink
Semolina custards
Herbal teas
Ginger or peppermint

These remedies are effective for bali belly. Some people recommend loperamide that usually works for an hour. Go to a physician so you can have medicine to take and get safely for about 24 hours and avoid getting close to other people because you might transfer the bacteria to them.

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