Traveler’s Diarrhea is a gastrointestinal disorder that leads to diarrhea which means loose stools and abdominal cramps while travelling. It occurs from consuming contaminated food or water. Homeopathic treatment of traveler’s diarrhea is highly effective to manage cases and to boost the natural defense mechanism of the body to fight with the infectious agent and bring natural recovery.
- 1 Reasons
- 2 Symptoms
- 3 Homeopathic Treatment Of Traveler’s Diarrhea
- 3.1 Arsenic Album – Top Grade Medicine
- 3.2 Aloe – With Sudden Urge To Stool
- 3.3 China – For Diarrhoea With Weakness
- 3.4 Podophyllum – For Profuse, Watery, Gushing Stool
- 3.5 Croton Tiglium – For Sudden Gushing Stool After Eating Or Drinking
- 3.6 Gambogia – For Profuse Diarrhea With Colic
- 3.7 Veratrum Album – For Loose Stool, Nausea And Vomiting
- 3.8 Colocynth – to manage abdomen pain, cramps
- 3.9 Lycopodium – To Manage Excessive Gas And Abdominal Bloating
- 3.10 Carbo Veg – For Watery Stool With Mucus
- 3.11 Ipecac – To Manage Nausea And Vomiting
It mostly develops from an infection. It can be from a bacterial, viral or a parasitic infection contracted from ingesting contaminated food or water. Other than this it may also arise from stress of travelling or changes in diet that occur while travelling. Persons while travelling to other places face climate change and also have different sanitary practices that put them at risk of it. Some of the destinations that are high risk for traveler’s diarrhea include Africa, Central and South America, Mexico and The Middle East
People living in these countries where risk of traveler’s diarrhea is marked are not affected because they have developed immunity over the time against the infectious agent that causes traveler’s diarrhea.
The chance of getting traveler’s diarrhea is high in persons who have a weak immune system that makes them prone to infection. It is also high in persons suffering from certain medical conditions for eg diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease. Other than this, the young adults are at high risk as compared to other age group people. Lastly persons who take medicines like acid blockers or antacids are also a high risk.
The signs and symptoms include sudden onset of loose stools, abdominal cramps. Other symptoms that can accompany includes urgency to pass stool, nausea, vomiting, excessive gas, abdominal bloating and fever. Its symptoms can arise all of sudden during travelling or after returning home.
Most people get better in a day or two. However, in case the pain in abdomen is severe, or vomiting is persistent, fever is high, blood passes in stool, and symptoms of dehydration are there then it is advised to immediately go to a doctor. Dehydration (from loss of vital fluids, salts and minerals) is a complication linked with it. Some of the signs and symptoms of dehydration include excessive mouth dryness, excessive thirst, scanty or no urination, dizziness, dryness of skin and intense weakness. Some serious consequences linked with it include shock, organ damage and coma.
Homeopathic Treatment Of Traveler’s Diarrhea
Homeopathic medicines are highly effective to manage cases of traveler’s diarrhoea. These medicines work to boost the natural defence mechanism of the body to fight with the infectious agent and bring natural recovery. These medicines are beneficial to manage its symptoms like diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, abdomen pain, gas, abdominal bloating in a remarkable manner. The suitable medicines for each and every case of traveler’s diarrhea are selected as per the set of symptoms present. The use of homeopathic medicines are recommended in cases where the symptoms are mild to moderate in intensity. But in cases where the symptoms are intense, serious or attended with complications like dehydration, then it is strictly advisable to take urgent help from conventional mode of treatment to prevent serious health effects.
Arsenic Album – Top Grade Medicine
It is one of the best medicines for these cases. It is indicated when there is diarrhea. Stool is thin, slimy, and offensive smelling where it is required. It is attended with excessive weakness. Cutting pain in the stomach is experienced with this. Burning sensation around the umbilical region before and during stool may also be felt. Sometimes mucus passes in the stool. In some cases stool passes involuntarily. Next vomiting may be present with loose stool.
Aloe – With Sudden Urge To Stool
This medicine is prepared from gum of the leaves of plant Aloe Socotrina. It belongs to family liliaceae. It is another very effective medicine for managing diarrhea. Its use is considered when there is sudden urgency to pass stool. The character of stool is mushy, watery, lumpy. Mucus can be present in the stool. Rumbling and gurgling is marked in rectum with this. A constant bearing down in the rectum and urging for stool is also felt. In some cases stool passes involuntarily while passing gas.
China – For Diarrhoea With Weakness
It is prepared from dried bark of the plant Cinchona Officinalis commonly known as Peruvian bark. It belongs to the family rubiaceae. It is a leading medicine to help cases in which diarrhea is attended with weakness. Persons needing it have frequent, profuse, loose stool. It is brownish and may be frothy too. It also has undigested food in it. Next it is putrid smelling. Most of the time it is painless. They also have excessive emission of gas which is very fetid.
Podophyllum – For Profuse, Watery, Gushing Stool
It is a natural medicine prepared from the root of the plant Podophyllum peltatum commonly known as may apple. It belongs to the family berberidaceae. Its use is recommended when there is passage of profuse, watery, gushing stool. It is green or yellow coloured and has a very fetid, offensive smell. There may be undigested food particles in the stool. Gas passes with stool. Urge to pass stool is also sudden. Excessive nausea and loud gurgling in the abdomen is felt before stool. Excessive weakness occurs after passing stool.
Croton Tiglium – For Sudden Gushing Stool After Eating Or Drinking
It is well indicated for cases in which there occurs sudden gushing stool soon after eating or drinking. Excessive gas passes with gushing stool where it is required. There is constant urging to stool. The stool is sudden, gushing which is shot out of rectum. The colour of the stool is dirty green or yellow and has an offensive smell. The stool may have tenacious mucus or sometimes whitish flakes in it. During stool nausea and colic are felt.
Gambogia – For Profuse Diarrhea With Colic
It is another natural medicine prepared from resinous gum obtained from a tree Gambogia Morella also known as Gamboge and Gummi Gutti. It belongs to family guttiferae. It is very helpful when diarrhea is accompanied with colic. Persons requiring it have yellow and green loose stool mixed with mucus. With this they have colicky pains in navel region during stool. Before passing stool they usually feel excessive cutting pain around the umbilicus. Stools is highly offensive and passes with a gush all at once. Next this may be attended with burning pain in the rectum. Great tenesmus (continuous ineffectual urge to evacuate the bowels) is also there.
Veratrum Album – For Loose Stool, Nausea And Vomiting
It is prepared from root-stocks of plant White Hellebore that belongs to family melanthiaceae. Its use is highly recommended to manage cases having loose stool and nausea, vomiting. In cases needing it there is passage of frequent watery greenish or brownish stool mixed with flakes. Stool is gushing and profuse. It may be involuntary while passing gas in some cases. Rumbling in the abdomen occurs with this. There may be complaints of chilliness, pinching colic before stool. During stool nausea, vomiting is there. Burning in anus may also be present. After stool there is weakness.
Colocynth – to manage abdomen pain, cramps
This medicine is prepared from pulp of fruit of a plant Citrullus colocynthis also known as cucumis colocynthis and bitter apple. This plant belongs to the family cucurbitaceae. It is a great medicine for managing abdomen pain and cramps. Persons who need it mostly feel that the pain worsens from consuming any food or drink. They feel better in pain from hard pressure. Abdomen distension may accompany it. Stool is yellow, watery, and frothy with this. Stool smells sour. Gas passes along with the stool .
Lycopodium – To Manage Excessive Gas And Abdominal Bloating
Lycopodium is prepared from plant Lycopodium Clavatum commonly known as club moss. This plant belongs to family lycopodiaceae. It proves highly beneficial to manage excessive gas and abdominal bloating. The bloating is felt soon after eating even a little. Much noisy gas passes with this. Stool is thin, brown, pale or yellow with this. It is putrid smelling. In some cases thin stool is mixed with hard lumps.
Carbo Veg – For Watery Stool With Mucus
It is a useful medicine when the stool is watery with mucus. The stool is highly offensive smelling. Sometimes it is involuntary. In some cases there is ineffectual urging to stool but only gas passes. A painful pressure in rectum is felt at the same time. Burning pain in rectum can also appear. Lastly marked abdominal distension, burning in stomach, sour belching and cramping in stomach may be there.
Ipecac – To Manage Nausea And Vomiting
It is prepared from the dried root of a plant Cephaelis Ipecacuanha. It belongs to the family rubiaceae. It works very well to manage nausea and vomiting. In cases needing it the nausea is constant. There is vomiting of watery fluids. With this cutting, pain in the stomach may be felt. Diarrhea is present in which the stool is yellow greenish or brownish. It may also be covered with slimy mucus. In cases needing it the stool spurts out with much gas.