Avoiding The Belly
Replies: 22 - Last Post: Oct 16, 2012 10:44 AM Last Post By: sjaak327
Oct 13, 2012 7:44 PM
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Oct 14, 2012 1:50 AM
Oct 14, 2012 2:10 AM
6In all the years of travelling and living in Thailand I only have had 1 case of the trots and that was from a food court in a major shopping mall which I have eaten at more times than I care to count. So you just can't tell.
Best thing to do is to ensure you carry a supply of electrolytes replacement powder and anti-diaarhea medicine like Imodium. Let it run its course - should be a few days.
Other than that - bottled water; beer; whisky; soft drinks (soda) in sealed bottles. Hand sanitiser gel is good too.
Oct 14, 2012 5:31 AM
Oct 14, 2012 8:38 PM
Oct 15, 2012 1:29 AM
9OP .. Ignore poster #8 ...
Sadly you can pretty much get sick eating anywhere not only in Asia but anywhere in the World ..
But you are no doubt aware of this .. With a little common sense and doing simple things like washing your hand regularly , using a hand sanitizer and eating in places that are busy and there fore the food is not standing around to long you can minimise the chance of getting some for of stomach bug , you can never totally eliminate it , but you can decrease the chances of get a dodgy belly just by doing as i have advised , i follow these rules my self and rarely get an upset stomach ..
Good luck ...
Oct 15, 2012 3:33 AM
Oct 16, 2012 12:31 AM
Oct 16, 2012 12:49 AM
Oct 16, 2012 1:38 AM
13#16 According to the queues some of these vendors are entertaining, it must be allright
If it's local people, it's the ones that are poor and can't afford to eat in restaurants, food courts or fast food joints.
How many hiso people are queuing up for the local food cart to sit in the gutter?
My wife is Thai, and she won't eat at a food cart.
Oct 16, 2012 1:57 AM
14The chances of getting ill from your typical Thai street food is about nil.
Now that really shows your ignorance coming out with a statement such as that .
I would say that you have a higher chance of getting sick from eating Somchai's Issan Sausages than eating a Hotdog from your average 7/11..
I happen to like both , but will only go to Somchai's if he has a good Queue of people at his Food Cart ...
Where as i see the guy's and Girls working at the 7/11 wearing gloves and taking my hotdog out of the hotbox with rollers with a pair of tongs and placing it in the Microwave and blitzing it any bugs that were there are gone, same go's for the hotdog bun ...
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