AVOID STOMACH UPSETS
Don’t let an upset stomach ruin a holiday abroad. Hygiene is important to prevention – wash hands thoroughly and frequently, and avoid ice, tap water and undercooked meat. It pays to plan ahead by taking a good probiotic supplement. Start a week before your trip, as this will help crowd out the bacteria that cause diarrhoea, says Dr Sam Christie: “Probiotics may reduce your risk of tummy upset and shorten its duration.” Try Optibac for Travelling Abroad (£10.49 for 20 capsules, optibacprobiotics.co.uk).