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Avoiding diarrhea with drinking

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Avoiding diarrhea with drinking

We are aware of all the precautions with respect to avoiding diarrhea and it is all common sense. The one spot we are worried about is when we are out drinking mixed/slushy drinks. Should we just avoid these or are the watering holes in Playa generally safe?

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1. Re: Avoiding diarrhea with drinking

Generally quite safe, nothing to worry about (including water and ice).

However the mere consumption of alcohol in the first place will of course work against your stated goal, here. :-)

Steve

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2. Re: Avoiding diarrhea with drinking

Many of those slushy drinks are coconut-milk based. Coconut milk is a natural laxative .......................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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3. Re: Avoiding diarrhea with drinking

perhaps investigate priobotic yogurt and medications that prevent these

Embarrass, Minnesota
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4. Re: Avoiding diarrhea with drinking

Wine corks perhaps?

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5. Re: Avoiding diarrhea with drinking

Bad, bad butt funny

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6. Re: Avoiding diarrhea with drinking

"Butt" funny is better.

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7. Re: Avoiding diarrhea with drinking

Drink tequila only. Kills all the germs!

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8. Re: Avoiding diarrhea with drinking

True story, that's why modern man about 10,000 years ago invented beer, water was way too dangerous.

Safe bottled water is available everywhere. Some resorts even have their own reverse osmosis equipment. The local water is filtered enough to brush your teeth with, but use bottled water if you are squeamish.

I've never had a problem with any of the drinks served in Playa restaurants, bars or juice carts.

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9. Re: Avoiding diarrhea with drinking

I just squeeze my butt cheeks together.

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10. Re: Avoiding diarrhea with drinking

and OT3'sbeen drinkin' it ever sense...

(sorry can't help it's Friday)