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Sometimes travelers find themselves in situations where they are unable to adhere to food and water precautions. Many factors that ensure food safety, such as restaurant hygiene, are out of the traveler’s control. If you fall prey to TD, you can minimize symptoms by eating a bland diet consisting of soft, low-fiber foods that are not spicy, and by taking anti-diarrheal and—depending on the cause—antibiotic medications. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a great resource for additional information on preventing and treating TD based on your destination.

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