Delhi belly: how to leave traveller's diarrhoea behind

How will I know that I have Delhi belly?


Watery diarrhoea, stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting and feeling washed out and unwell are common to all infective organisms.

Bloody diarrhoea may indicate amoebic or severe bacterial infection, such as campylobacter or salmonella. Profuse watery stool may indicate cholera. Severe infection may persist for greater than 72 hours and be accompanied by a fever, mucus stool and severe dehydration characterised by excessive thirst, headache, fast heartbeat, breathlessness, not passing water and exhaustion.

Most infections clear up within a few days to a week, but persistent infections may last up to a month in rare cases.

Read on to find out about Delhi belly treatments.