Dietary changes disorganize our flora, and lead to the development of harmful germs, responsible for tourism. Alternative medicines stop intestinal problems, usually caused by food poisoning or bacterial infection. But if your condition does not improve within 48 hours or in the event of dehydration (dry mouth, drowsiness, sunken eyes, scant urine, etc.), you must consult quickly. Be extra vigilant in children or the elderly.
Good reflexes to avoid the tourist
-In a country at risk, drink only bottled and sealed water, which you will also use to brush your teeth. If you drink tap water (in tea, for example), it must have been boiled beforehand. Systematically refuse ice cubes in your drinks.
-Avoid raw fruits and vegetables as well as ice cream. Fresh products from hot countries naturally contain bacteria that our European intestines are not used to.
-At the first signs of diarrhea, mix a teaspoon of ultra-ventilated green clay in a glass of bottled water (maximum 3 times a day). Drink plenty to avoid dehydration and eat cooked carrots, white rice, applesauce or quince, bananas.
-Wash your hands systematically after each trip to the toilet, and finish with a disinfectant gel. The highly contagious virus is spread mainly through the hands.
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The homeopathy solution. Arsenicum album 5CH associated with Baptisia tinctoria 5CH and Phosphorus 9CH, one dose each per day for 3 days. + Ipeca 5CH (2 granules 3 times a day) for nausea and vomiting and Colocynthis 9CH (2 granules 3 times a day) against intestinal cramps.
The aromatherapy solution. Combine EO of compact Oregano (against infection) and EO of Tarragon (antispasmodic and anti-nausea), one drop of each on a neutral tablet, 2 times a day for a maximum of 5 days.
The phytotherapy solution. Mother tincture of Loosestrife (25 drops mixed in a little water, 2 to 3 times a day) or Elusanes (2 capsules, 2 to 3 times a day).
Solutions to recover quickly in the event of a tourist
The homeopathy solution. China rubra 5CH (2 granules 3 times a day for 5 days), to accelerate convalescence.
The micronutrition solution. Take probiotics (15 to 20 billion bacteria per sachet or capsule) to reseed your microbiota. 1 to 2 doses per day for 2 to 3 days.
The oligotherapy solution. You can supplement by taking zinc (one dose per day for 4 to 5 days) to stimulate the renewal of intestinal cells.
Thanks to Albert-Claude Quemoun, homeopathic pharmacist and author of “Never again a stomach ache with homeopathy” (Leduc.s éditions) and to Florence Raynaud, naturopathic pharmacist and author of “My natural pharmacy box” (Dauphin editions) .
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