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Re: Upset stomach? Read this
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2009, 03:06:34 AM »
I was once told that eating yogurt produced locally would give one the local bugs in a toned down form. That seemed to be good advice as I did it in Uzbekistan and escaped unscathed for the most part.
While there I noted the locals washing out glasses in the local ditch at one establishment. Forgetting this item several days later in the heat of the moment, I quaffed a cold beer out of a mug right after leaving a work site. That gave me a memorable 24 hours as I left that country. On the plus side, I am sure the demands on the drainage system kept the locals from redundancies..
It occurs to me that any country that ends in "Stan" probably will have the same purgative qualities on the anal raceway....
I am in high hopes that the bugs I acquired in thailand are closely related to those in Snooky, and that this will not cause a revolution, with casualties, in my internal economy when I arrive.
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Re: Upset stomach? Read this
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2009, 10:54:59 AM »
Nice post dusty :)

Yes, snooky really isn't that bad ..... though for the first week or so it's always best to scout out the toilet in every establishment you visit as things can change pretty quickly, lol
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« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2009, 08:21:57 PM »
Did a search to find HM2 post for the Antibiotics name...

Any chance this can be "pinned" somewhere ?

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« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2009, 08:23:20 PM »
Done :)
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Re: Upset stomach? Read this
« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2009, 06:59:59 AM »
I Tried to buy this Nifuroxazide 200mg in Pattaya after getting a bad dose of Food Poison .... Only to be Told "NO HAVE"

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« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2009, 06:58:00 PM »
It seems that every day I hear of people debilitated by "travellers tummy" - D and V or diarrhea and vomiting.
In Cambodia good medical help is very hard to find, doctors are poorly trained and motivated solely by money. Pharmacies sell copy and fake medicines and rarely give good advice.
Whilst not a doctor I have a considerable medical knowledge and suggest the following treatment if - or rather when you get stricken down.

PREVENTION. Almost all tummy upsets are food poisoning, caused by the toxins from bacteria which have grown in tainted food. As a westerner you do not have the resistance built in to the locals, therefore you should :-
Avoid uncooked food that has not been washed or peeled.
You should also avoid any street food that has been cooked and stored warm. A stall with a high turnover may be OK.
Be especially careful of beach food which has be exposed to sun and flys for long periods. Avoid ice cream from street vendors, it may have melted and been refrozen.

TREATMENT. Forget Imodium, only useful to stop the gut contracting, say for a plane ride or such. The underlying condition is not treated by it.
Antibiotic treatment is the answer as almost all upsets are caused by bacteria (bugs).
Best choice is an antibiotic that only acts on the stomach. Available in Snooky is Nifuroxazide 200mg.It is sold under the trade name of Ercefuryl and manufactured by Sanofi-synthelabo. About $2-3 a box of 28. Take 1 twice a day for 4 days.
Other broad spectrum antibiotics will also work but will also give the rest of your body an antibiotic "zap", so it is worth searching out the Nifuroxazide.
Avoid dehydration by drinking lots of water, even if you are still being sick. Hot black tea with a little sugar is good, so is flat lemonade or cocacola. Rest. If achie take some paracetamol.  The above treatment should see you back on your feet in 12 to 24 hours. Good luck

I just told a Friend in PP to buy some Ercefuryl & the Pharmacy insisted that he take Micreflex with it. Would this be normal or just another sales pitch?

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« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2009, 07:30:28 PM »
Microflox is a trade name for Ciprofloxacin, more commonly known as Cipro.
It is a broadspectum antibiotic and can be used for most soft tissue infections.

Attempting to sell alongside another antibiotic would be considered inappropriate in the UK and there is a risk of interactions between the two causing undesirable or dangerous side effects.

Note : Cipro is a penicillin based antibiotic and some people have intolerance to them with very noticeable and dangerous side effects.
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« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2009, 11:27:04 PM »
i used norfloxacin when i got a bad case in battambang, it worked a treat, 2 x 400mg per day for 3 days.
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« Reply #23 on: November 20, 2009, 02:11:59 AM »
Thanks for the Info Guys.

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Re: Upset stomach? Read this
« Reply #24 on: March 18, 2010, 07:40:11 PM »
Great advice.

I have eaten a fair bit of street food in Asia and hardly had any 'issues' until i went to Phuket  a year and a half ago.

It got worse when i got back to Oz. I consistently was getting the 'trots' but it was not really violent.

After a week or so i went and saw my doc. He gave me a broad spectrum Antibiotic (he called it the bomb) I think it was 2 tablets.

He advised that unless it got worse then don't take them as i should let my system get used to the different bacteria. I took his advice and it cleared up a week or so later.

Lets hope it holds me in good stead in Snooky but i may go get some Nifuroxazide 200mg just in case ;)
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« Reply #25 on: April 10, 2010, 03:41:15 PM »
A slight variation on this useful topic but can anyone recommend a good doctor/clinic in Sihanoukville.  I don't need one yet but by the time I do it's too late to start asking.

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« Reply #26 on: April 10, 2010, 05:10:01 PM »
A slight variation on this useful topic but can anyone recommend a good doctor/clinic in Sihanoukville.  I don't need one yet but by the time I do it's too late to start asking.

I havnt lived there for awhile but the CT Clinic was about the best choice in Snooky.

Things do change so maybe someone could give an up date.
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« Reply #27 on: April 11, 2010, 10:34:30 AM »
A slight variation on this useful topic but can anyone recommend a good doctor/clinic in Sihanoukville.  I don't need one yet but by the time I do it's too late to start asking.

I havnt lived there for awhile but the CT Clinic was about the best choice in Snooky.

Things do change so maybe someone could give an up date.
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Re: Upset stomach? Read this
« Reply #28 on: April 11, 2010, 06:59:02 PM »
Great info guys,

It is never the beer is it :grin: :cheers:

 I have seen many a rodent crawling across crates of beer  or maybe it was after drinking a crate of beer :clueless:

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Re: Upset stomach? Read this
« Reply #29 on: April 19, 2010, 01:51:35 PM »
Great info guys,

It is never the beer is it :grin: :cheers:

 I have seen many a rodent crawling across crates of beer  or maybe it was after drinking a crate of beer :clueless:


Actually if I stick to cans my stomach is always fine the next day, but if I drink draft sometimes not so good, particularly if I go to the places that aren't turning over a barrel every day of two.
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