Dehli Belly

#1 Jul 9th, 2005, 08:35
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For all you IMers,here is a bit of advise given to me by an English doctor when I was sick as a dog in India. Medicine to take for a multitude of viruse is :- "Cifran CT..Containing-500mg Ciprofloxacin & 600mgTinidozole. (Were Rs110 at any chemist), Take 1 tablet twice a day for 2 days. Has always worked for me. Was also advised by an Indian doctor in Aust to take a 30mg Peppermint capsule daily to prevent getting Dehli Belly.
#2 Jul 9th, 2005, 09:07
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Yep, Ciprofloxicin is the real deal. However, it is not without its drawbacks, #1 one being the way it torches all the flora in your gut (the scorched earth policy is how it works, after all). The bad bugs are gone, but so are the good ones. You're left vulnerable to opportunistic attacks. That said, I always have it with me when I'm in India. FWIW, it's dirt cheap there compared to buying it the US.

Also, it's been said here before, but it's worth repeating: Medical advice given in this forum, especially when it concerns prescriptions drugs, should be taken very cautiously.

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Originally Posted by iyou Yep, Ciprofloxicin is the real deal. However, it is not without its drawbacks, #1 one being the way it torches all the flora in your gut (the scorched earth policy is how it works, after all). The bad bugs are gone, but so are the good ones.
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I agree. Ciproflixocin should ONLY be taken in the worst cases.
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I'd never take Cipro for "Delhi Belly" because the drug itself gives me the runs. Seems like that would just be asking for trouble!
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A good medicine for curing(not preventing) Delhi belly is the Ayurvedic tablet "Bi-Quinol", which is absolutely safe. Take two tablets thrice a day, along with a bowl of curds.
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I take bottles of Belo daily and if I get the sh!ts, I blame it on that

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Having got to 'sick as a dog' stage best to do something about it.

However, taking an antibiotic that should be reserved for serious illness (nasty is not necessarilly serious) without a doc's advice is daft.

I brought a boxfull of Amoxycillin back to UK with me: if I do get a tooth abcess or a chest infection it would cost twice as much here.
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Nothing prevents you getting a dose of the runs it's a real and present danger when traveling in India, watching where you eat will reduce the chances but one dirty utensil or something that lay around in the heat too long and bang it's off to the toilet you go!
Treatment shouldn't be reached for straight away let you body try and cope with the bug on it's own first but if the syptoms get to much to bear then try a local doctor.
Awallowing Cipro will undoubtably help but will leave you in a fix if you get really badly sick in the next few weeks (a distinct possibilty as you've just nuked all the fauna in your system who's job it is to deal with bugs) then you'll find cipro isn't as useful!

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