Lori A. Spies, RN, FNP-C, MS, is the interim coordinator of the FNP program at Baylor University, Louise Herrington School of Nursing and coordinates students' international clinical experiences.
Traveler's Diarrhea: An Update on Prevention and Treatment
Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
2008 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health
Volume 53, Issue 3, pages 251–254, May-June 2008
How to Cite
Spies, L. A. (2008), Traveler's Diarrhea: An Update on Prevention and Treatment. Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health, 53: 251–254. doi: 10.1016/j.jmwh.2008.02.009
- Issue published online: 24 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
- traveler's diarrhea;
- treatment and prevention
Traveler's diarrhea is a condition that disrupts work and vacation, and affects many women traveling from developed countries to developing countries. Specific food and hygiene education may help to decrease the occurrence of this common food and water-borne gastrointestinal infection. Probiotics rather than antibiotics are now among the recommendations for the prophylaxis of traveler's diarrhea. Treatment for traveler's diarrhea in mild cases may involve simply maintaining hydration. In moderate cases that disrupt the travel itinerary antibiotics and antimotility agents can be used.