Getting the Bali Belly, how to avoid it and what to do.
Getting Bali Belly/Sick in Bali really isn’t nice, especially if you’re honeymoon like I was last year. Well, even if you’re just on a holiday the last thing you want to do is get sick. This guide will help you combat Bali Belly, and discover the best ways to not end up with Bali Belly!
What is Bali Belly?
Bali Belly is basically Travellers Diarrhoea/or otherwise known as an upset tummy.
How to Avoid Bali Belly?
Don’t drink the tap water. The tap water in Bali isn’t cleaned like it is in countries such as England or Australia. You can easily buy big bottles of water from all the local stores so just stick to that instead of tap water.
Be clean and sensible. Make sure that you wash your hands, and make sure you have all your vaccinations before you travel to Bali – these two things will help keep the sickness away. We usually try and carry hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes, so if we feel like we need to clean something up a little more we will do e.g. tables in restaurants sometimes, or hand sanitizer when in dirty bathrooms.
Be careful where you eat. We always check TripAdvisor, Zomato and Google Reviews to see what people have been writing over the past few weeks – I know if I’d of got food poisoning or an upset tummy from somewhere I’d probably leave it on a review to warn others. We also try to avoid certain foods depending on where we are, and we definitely avoid ice in our drinks.
What to do if you get Bali Belly?
Prevent dehydration. To do this, make sure that you keep drinking plenty of water as well as isotonic sports drinks, such as Gatorade or Pocari Sweat.
Get some anti-diarrhoeal medicines. These won’t cure you, but they should help to slow everything down so you can enjoy a bit more of your day, make sure that they include loperamide (eg Imodium).
Please only read this post as advice, I am not a trained medic and can only give you advice of things that have helped us when travelling.