Here Is A Quick Cure For Upset Stomach After Traveling

Have You Ever Experienced An Upset Stomach After Traveling?

On the last day of vacation last week I had an upset stomach, I was not sure if it was something that I ate or if it was an upset stomach after traveling.  However, I figured out how to get rid of an upset stomach while you are away on vacation.

upset stomach after traveling

How To Get Rid Of An Upset Stomach After Traveling?

Feeling sick to your stomach is never fun on vacation or in general.  When I was sick on vacation, I was wondering how can I get over this upset stomach after traveling.  It occurred to me that I need probiotics.

What Are Probiotics May You Ask?

According to WebMD probiotics are:

Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for you, especially your digestive system. We usually think of these as germs that cause diseases. But your body is full of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics are often called "good" or "helpful" bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy.

Which Foods Are Considered To Be Probiotics?

  • Miso that is found in Japanese soup

  • Yogurt

  • Sauerkraut

  • Some Cheeses Mozzarella, Gouda, Cheddar, Cottage Cheese

picture of a nurse holding a tray of food

picture of a nurse holding a tray of food

What Are The Best Probiotic For Travelers Diarrhea?

Here is a list of the best Essential Oils To Get Rid Of Travelers Diarrhea

  1. Peppermint

  2. Tea Tree

  3. Lavender

  4. Ginger

  5. Frankincense

  6. Lemon

What Did I Use To Get Rid Of My Upset Stomach After Traveling?

Since I do not ginger essential oil in my collection, I went with the next best thing that I could find on my vacation.  I drank a lot of ginger ale and it cured my upset stomach. So I guess some soda is good for you after all.

nurse taking a person blood pressure

nurse taking a person blood pressure

What To Do If You Get Sick On Vacation?

If I got sick on vacation these are some steps that I would do if I am traveling by myself.  

  • Call family members or parents - I would call someone in my family if I was married or I would call my parents.  I would ask them what I would do in order to feel better before traveling home.

  • Call health care network - I would call my health care network and ask if there were any good doctors near me who is reliable.  Then I would ask if there are any doctors that can speak English so there are no barriers between us.

  • Visit the nurse at the resort - luckily I was with my parents on vacation when my stomach started not feeling well on the last day.  My mom suggested going to visit the resort nurse. It was a good idea, but I thought I would save that later if it didn't go away.

  • Go to the best hospital - If the health care network provided a really good hospital for me in that area I would go there at the last resort if I was by myself.  

How To Avoid Spreading Germs On Vacation?

If you are still sick on vacation before it’s time to leave then I suggest you stay another few days.  Here are a few tips on how to avoid spreading germs on vacation.

  1. Sleep in another room - if the hotel you are staying in has another room open then go take it so you don’t get anyone in your family sick.

  2. Sharing is not caring - don’t share towels, pilllows, silverware, toothbrushes, etc.  Sharing is not caring, in this case, keep your germs to yourself.

  3. Stay in your room - have room service delivered to your room, don’t bother going to the pool or the beach.  Just stay in one place.

How To Stay Healthy On Vacation?

  • Drink lots of water - if you are in a country where the water supply is full of germs, drink bottles of water.

  • Get enough sleep - when you are sick don’t stay up until midnight or 5 am in the morning.  You need enough sleep to help fight whatever you have.

  • Eat plenty of yogurt - yogurt has healthy bacteria in it that can help your immune system

Don’t Wait For An Upset Stomach To Go Away

If you are not feeling well because of an upset stomach, don’t wait for it to go away.  Do something about it because it could turn into something much worse.