Published on Nov 12, 2014 and last reviewed on Mar 18, 2019 - 1 min read
This article lays stress on the fact that drinking safe water is the key point in avoiding food poisoning.
Food poisoning and gastroenteritis (infectious diarrhea) are the most common health problems faced during traveling and visiting a new place.
The most common cause for this being changes in food and drinking water.
Most of us like to enjoy the food in the new place because it is obvious for any person to taste different cuisines. We should search for a clean food stall to have food and make sure the food is warm and fresh.
But we cannot be sure of the water we are served in restaurants and hotels. So, it is wise to carry a water bottle along with us wherever we go.
If we do not have a water bottle, it is wise, safe, and economical to buy a packaged drinking water. Economical because in case we fall sick after drinking unsafe water, it will cost us more, apart from the inconvenience. And the trip will also be ruined.
Caution: People with diabetes must seek immediate medical help in case of diarrhea because ORS also increase blood sugar and hence blood sugar level has to be monitored in diabetics.
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