Posted March 19th, 2010, 09:44 PM
Last edited by [email protected]
; March 19th, 2010 at 09:44 PM
Wow, fantastic info -- did not know about Pepto or charcoal tablets. Where do you buy charcoal tablets?
This from a criuse journalist who's done something like 150 cruises and had Noro three times (!) though ironically enough -- never from a cruise ship. Who cares where you get it, these tips are terrific for avoiding....
Carolyn Spencer Brown
Editor in Chief
From our experience on 3/8 Mercury & from other posters tips:
Prevention: NEVER use the public bathrooms on the ship (think about what has touched faucets). We took a Pepto tablet every morning. Of course wash hands & use alcohol. Keep immune system strong. We take muti & extra Vitamin D.
At first sign of illness: Take Imodium & charcoal tablets/capsules. Charcoal also effective against food poisoning (from previous experience-it worked wonders). We never travel without it.
My wife had stomach pain & diarhea one night, she took above twice & was fine in a few hours. I didn't get sick.
Our approach/experience. Your mileage may vary.