Sunday, April 11, 2010

The 4-1-1: Getting Sick on the Field

Traveler's Diarrhea
Other than the over-the-counter medications and first-aid-type stuff we have previously mentioned, we suggest that you come with an antibiotic prescription for traveler's diarrhea. Even with all the care we take in preparing your food, it is a very common occurrence for volunteers to come down with an intestinal infection, diarrhea and fever while they are here. In the past, seasoned volunteers have visited their family physician before coming out to obtain medication to treat this eventuality. This has proven to be a good thing, so we are asking you to do the same, as long as you come with instructions on how to properly take this medication.
Do not share your medication with others.

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