What is in his suitcase:
1. A medicine for diarrhoea called loperamide.
2. A medicine for abdominal pain called hyoscine butylbromide (Buscopan).
3. Paracetamol, which is effective for fever and pain.
4. A medicine for vomiting called metoclopramide. This requires a doctor’s prescription.
Food poisoning is the top medical problem that travellers encounter. This is called traveller’s diarrhoea and is associated with fever, vomiting, watery diarrhoea and crampy abdominal pain. In my practice as a gastroenterologist, I have treated many patients with this problem.
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This is my equivalent Chinese medicine when I travel:
1) Po Chai pills are good for diarrhoea (not so frequent), vomiting, stomach discomfort.
2) Teck Aun chikit pills are good for serious diarrhoea.
3) Any tea o kosong is good to relax stomach discomfort.