Sickness. Travel sickness Central America. Food poisoning. Food poisoning
treatments in central america. Intestinal parasitic Infections. Parasite
Treatment in central america. Intestinal bacterial Infections. Intestinal
antibiotic treatments in central america. Amebic Dysentery. Amebic infections.
Amebic dysentery treatment in central america. Parasitic Infection treatment
in central america. Treatments for nausea, vomiting and diarreah. Intestinal
worm infections. Intestinal worm infestation treatments in central america.
Intestinal fungus infections. Intestinal fungus treatments in central america.
Natural remedies against intestinal bacterial infections. Natural remedies
against parasitic intestinal infections. Natural remedies against intestinal
worm infections. Natural remedies against intestinal fungal infections.
Natural remedies against food poisoning. Natural remedies in central america.
Immodium. Tetracycline. Dosycycline. Flagyl. Enemas. Enemas with salt and
hydrogen peroxide. Enema with salt. Enema with hydrogen peroxide. Pepto
Bismol. Kaopectate. Kaopectate with neomycin. Dengue. Colera. Malaria.
Milk of magnesia. Acidophilis. Water. Water and suero. Gatorade. Powerade.
Stomach Distress. Intestinal Distress.
FOR COMMON ILLNESSES
TRAVELLING IN CENTRAL AMERICA
GUATEMALA, HONDURAS, SAN SALVADOR
COSTA RICA, & PANAMÁ
Beach, Town, & City Decription of Costa Rica by Region
with, there is a vast difference between a STOMACH PROBLEM and an INTESTINAL
PROBLEM. In Central America, both are described commonly as "dolor de estomoco"
or stomach pain. But the sufferer can easily feel if thereīs stomach pain
or intestinal pain. If you are unlucky enough to not know your own body and
risk yourself to the hands of largely incompetent "professionals" you had better
at least let them know the difference between where it hurts in the stomach or
is probably nothing more painful than food poisoning or an intestinal infection
whether at home or travelling. Fortunately, with a little prudence and
bodily awareness, combined with simple and clever, simple remedies
(which in Central America is available in any farmacia without prescription)
one can be good as new in 24 to 48 hours.
Denue Fever, Malaria
appears much like food poisoning, with fever, vomiting, & diarreah.
What separates the two is that in food poisoning, one finds relief after
a couple of hours, treated correctly. Also, if it turns out that you do
have colera, the treatment for food poisoning will do no harm and is in
fact the first treatment against colera. But you will be so completely
drained of energy you will no doubt be in a hospital within 48 hours if you get
colera. THERE HAS BEEN ALMOST NO INCIDENCE OF COLERA IN CENTRAL AMERICA
vs. Intestinal Distress
Dengue Fever, Malaria
Bismol, Kaopectate, and similar remedies
distress causes and remedies
distress causes and remedies
fever, can be recognized by a sharp pain in the root of the mouth accompanied
by a splitting headache, no vomiting or diarreah, until the next day or
two, together with horrible joint pain and wretching intestinal pain. Again,
some of these symptoms can be confused with food poisoning or intestinal
infection, but once again, the first treatments used will help you feel better if it turns out
that you do have something more serious. DENGUE INFECTIONS ARE DOWN TO ABOUT 300 PER YEAR IN
COSTA RICA IN 1999.
usually takes 2 weeks to a month to develop symptoms, and in Central America
it is unlikely that one gets malaria without very bad luck or a very long
time in bananna growing regions at the mercy of many mosquitos. MALARIA IS PRACTICALLY UNKNOWN
TO CENTRAL AMERICA EXCEPT TO BANANA WORKERS ON THE CARIBBEAN COAST- ABOUT 3500 CASES
pharmaceutical remedies against stomach and intestinal distress are very
limited in the case of chronic problems like ulcers, spastic colon, "undetermined"
intestinal pain, in the case of travellers diarreah there are easy, fast
acting, effective, little or non-toxic, inexpensive remedies.
the case of stomach and intestinal distress, start with PEPTOL BISMOL. IT IS NATURAL, FAST, CHEAP.
Do not use any drug
to paralyse the intestines. Diarreah will stop with simple remedies and while you are
taking water thereis no risk of dehidration.
Bismol, Kaopectate, and similar remedies
Bismol, and Kaopectate are Natural Remedies. Read the label. Kaopetate
with a little "neomicina" or neomycin can be found in some countries. Itīs
a mild antibiotic dose and helps provide quick relief and works to eliminate
the cause the of problem in some cases.
drugs and antacids should be used just once or at most once a day because
they interfer with the absorption of antibiotics and can mask the problem
while it grows worse.
have a wound, the first thing you do is wash it with water, soap and water,
or antiseptic and water. The intestines are VERY easy to wash. An enema
provides blessed relief in any intestinal problem. If you have the guts to do it you will be
happy you did.
the case of bacterial infection, an enema with a little hydrogen
peroxide (H2O2) added (50 ml. to 1 ltr.) kills and removes bacteria, infected
mucus, and infected fecal matter.
paralyses your intestinal tract. Unless you have been diagnosed in the
hospital with colera, you do NOT want to paralyze your intestinal tract.
You want to keep things moving. For the better.
must take water, Gatorade, Powerade, or water with "suero" or body salts
(bought in the pharmacy for US$ 0.20) to make up for the fluid you loose
by diarreah. A big gulp of Pepto Bismol or Kaopectate will help to normalize
the chemistry within your intestines and greatly diminish diarreah while
allowing the normal amount to diarreah to continue that lets out the toxins
and infection. You donīt want to keep the infection inside!
Distress - Causes and Remedies
distress is usually food poisoning. The usual causes are soap or other
chemical from an improperly washed plate or utensil contaminating the food,
rancid/spoiled meat, rancid oil, spoiled milk, anything introduced in the
food that you are not accostomed to or are allergic to.
have rarely been food poisoned, or met someone else who was, who did not
know intuitively what is was that caused the problem. The onset of the
vomiting from food poisoning takes from 5 minutes to 4 hours. Inevitably,
the victim will be heard to say, "it was that greasy rice", or "I thought
that meat tasted funny".
does not always accompany food poisoning, although it usually does.
Distress - Causes and Remedies
Magnesia (Magnesium Oxide) or some equivalent purgative antacid. This will
cause the pushing out of all the contents of your intestines and coat the
walls of your stomach and intestines against further absorption of the
vomiting has stopped, take Pepto Bismol or similar product to begin restoring
the normal balance in your intestinal tract. In case you had a bacterial
invasion, the Kaopectate with neomycin would be an extra cover.
next meal you might want to take a dose of acidophilis.
is where things get a little complicated. Normally, intestinal distress
means intestinal infection and is accompanied by diarreah, feelings of
nausea, loss of apetite, and intestinal pain, especially in the lower left
side of the abdomen.
intestinal infection means that you have had from 3 days to 1 week to develop
this problem and the SOONER you recognize and treat the problem - even
10:00 at night - the sooner it will go away. If it gets worse, it could
rob you of many days of fun for just putting off treatment for 12
you are in Guatemala, there are so many cases of parasitic infections that
you can easily find a doctor for US$ 10 to do a poop test US$ 10 and in
3 hours you have three prescriptions in your hands. Find out the results of the test.
It is usually parasites and the doctor knows just what kills the parasites
and which antbiotic works the best to get back on your feet in a day.
test is the surest way to treat if itīs correct and fast. Otherwise, you
are loosing valuable time GUESSING. Not scientific and not intelligent.
you are taking cloroquine (400 mg.) 4 times per month, you have protection
against malaria and parasites.
Infection, Bacterial Infection
One - No matter what you have or suspect, an enema can only help and
may reveal the real cause by examining the discharged water.
Two - No matter what you have or suspect, Pepto Bismol or Kaopectate
(especially with neomycin) will begin restoring normality to your intestinal
Three - No matter what you have or suspect, beginning Doxciclina (two
times per day, for at least 3 days) will begin healing the infection and automatically
works as an anti-parasite. Penicillin and penicillin based antibiotics are NOT the
antibiotic of choice, they are very hard on the intestines and can aggravate the problem if it
turns out there is a yeast or fungal infection present. Also take antibiotics at least
4 hours after antacids or Pepto Bismol.
find or suspect you have a parasitic infection Doxycycline (100 mg. - 2 times per day), you would
have the antibiotic treatment and anti-parasite treatment at the same time
and wouldnīt have to take two drugs.
anti-parasitic drug is Flagyl (metronidazole) 500 mg - three pills in total
- one every 12 hours.
find or suspect you have a bacterial infection only, take tetracycline 250 mg 3 x`s per day for min 5 days or Doxiclina.
(and keep out of direct sunlight).
event you have worms, you can buy a powder at any supermarket or pharmacy
for US$ 0.50 that takes care of that in 12 hours, tetracycline would be
a good idea for some days is there has been much pain and infection. You must examine your poop to find out or a lab test.
ALL POSSIBILITIES AND TREATMENTS
you have at least 2 weeks in Central America, in the rainy season, there
is little chance of having an intestinal fungal infection. A lab test would
take at least 3 days. An enema with H2O2 and salt would do more than anti-fungal
drugs. Tetracycline or Doxycyline would help. Penicillin would feed the
fungus NO PENICILLIN BASED ANTIBIOTICS.
- Town, Beach, & City Descriptions of Costa Rica - By Region
water, gatorade, powerade, or water with suero
during or after antibiotic treatment