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Stomach upsets/diarreoah

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Stomach upsets/diarreoah

Is this a problem wherever you go in Sharm? Have ready so many reports and is making me hesitate to book!

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1. Re: Stomach upsets/diarreoah

You should read the advice sticky at the top of this forum about upset tums. There's some good advice on there.

In general though you should not let it put you off. I got the gripes but that was probably me not bothering to take out the ice of drinks or stuff like that. Who knows though? It didn't ruin the holiday and sometimes there's nothing like a good session on the khazi at 5 in the morning!

Seriously though, personal hygiene and things like that will stand you in good stead. You are as likely to get an upset tummy in any hot country in my opinion. It's a bit of a culture shock for the old tum so hardly surprising it rebels a bit. There are no guarantees though and every one is different but you shouldn't let it put you off.

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Thanks! Probably me just panicing - wouldn't want to pay all that money and spend half the holiday in the toilet.

MK
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Just a word of warning. My daughter and boyfriend are in Sharm at the moment. They were ill a couple of days after arriving. We told them to go to a Pharmacy and ask for Antinal but they were given Immodium. This resulted in them getting more and more ill and ending up going to Doctors and being put on drips. They are getting better now but have lost 4/5 days of their holiday. Insist on Antinal if going to a Pharmacy.

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4. Re: Stomach upsets/diarreoah

Its not a given you will get ill.

My missus suffers from IBS, and gets dicky bellies at the drop of a hat in this country, we just returned from 2 weeks at the RSHV and she didn't have a single problem, and there was no evidence of anyone else in the hotel having problems.

I had a couple of days of loose bowels, and so did my daughter, but nothing that would even come close to ruining the holiday.

If you are sensible, then you can quite easily avoid any problems.

Also remember that over exposure to sun and heat can cause tummy problems too.

Morecambe
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5. Re: Stomach upsets/diarreoah

been 6 times and only once did i get a dodgy belly , went straight to chemist and got antinal and was fine a few hours later . i swear its all about personal hygene .

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I've just got back and about 4 days in my tummy felt a bit growly(!) so went to the chemist to get Anital and although it didn't prevent loose bowels for a few days - I was much better then my friend who refused to take it!

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7. Re: Stomach upsets/diarreoah

My doctor had been out to Egypt recently and gotten sick so he prescribed me with antibiotics to take with me just in case. maybe yours will too? otherwise everone on here swears by Antinal

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I got prescribed with Ciprofloxacin

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I was prescribed Antinal last Christams and I might as well have been taking smarties for the amount of good it did me. As soon as I switched to immodium when I got home, I got better very quickly.

When I was back in Sharm again in March it started again so I compared what I was eating and my husband wasn't. I turned out to be eggs. I stopped having an egg at breakfast and the problem stopped.

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10. Re: Stomach upsets/diarreoah

I was given something called Streptoquin which was wonderful when I stayed at the Creative Mexicana last year. It worked a treat, although other guests were on Immodium and it did nothing. Went to the Jolie Ville Casino the previous year and had no problems at all. Big tip, is always carry some of that antibacterial hand wash with you and use after handling money etc, and also, when serving up your all inclusive buffet food, use a serviette to hold the spoon, that way any germs on the handle don't get transferred to you. Maybe a bit anal, but better than the gyppy tummy!

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