How to cure Bali Belly? With so much to see, do and taste in Bali you don’t want to miss any of the action. However sometimes you can get Bali Belly ( upset stomach or travellers diarrhoea). You will know if and when you have Bali Belly; You will feel unwell, both ends are “running” and often at the same time. Bali Belly can usually clear itself up sometimes within 24 hours, other times is may take a couple of days or even up to a week.
What is Bali Belly?
Bali Belly is usually caused by a change in diet and lifestyle, the symptoms generally include –
- Abdominal bloating, cramps and pain
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Urgency/frequency in going to the toilet
- Mild temperature
- General weakness or discomfort
Prevention of Bali Belly:
I think the handling of money or any other objects is often the cause of getting a bit of Gastro / Bali Belly and mild dysentery. You can just pick up something with out even knowing about it.
Try not to drink the water (unless it’s bottled), and keep your mouth closed in the shower, brush you teeth with bottled water and wash those hands before eating or putting them near your mouth.
As long as you are sensible about where you eat, what you eat, how much of it you eat, water intake and personal hygiene then you minimise your risk of getting Bali Belly.
Our top 10 ways to cure Bali Belly are:
You can buy Yakult fairly cheaply in Bali, and it can help with Bali Belly or if you have one a day can also prevent you from getting it. As the good bacteria will help kill anything else off.
2. Coconut Water
Coconut Water and pure coconuts can be found all over Bali, and can help aid in soothing your Bali Belly.
Any probiotic drink similar to Yokult with live bacteria and yeasts that help keep your guy healthy.
4. Norit or Charcoal tablets.
You can get these either before you come to Bali or at the pharmacy. Essentially its a charcoal table which absorbs all the nastys.
5. ENZYPLEX with Vitamin B
Exzyplex can help relieve stomach and abdominal discomfort from excessive gas, bloating and food intolerance.
Travelan can be picked up at most Bali Pharmacy or back home before you leave. It helps reduce the risks of Bali Belly before they occur.
These seems to be a popular one with the locals, the 1st thing most of them suggest is to take this.
Loperomide can stop diarrhoea with one dose and usually works within an hour.
9. Raspberry fruit juice cordial
So many people I know swear by this, But, there haven’t been any clinical trials testing whether raspberry cordial can prevent or treat stomach bugs in humans.
10. Contact Bali Clinic (Doctor)
If worse comes to worse visit a Bali Clinic (Dr), they are mostly likely going to give you an injection to fix the problem. But I would personally prefer to try all of the above methods for cure Bali Belly before number 10.