Not at all. I just got back from 3 weeks there with my young family no problem at all. Three rules though:
1. Take mountains of antiseptic handwipes, use them all the time and wah your hands at every opportunity but particularly before eating food.
2. 101: Don't drink the water. Just drink bottled water.
3. Only eat vegetarian food. While this might be boring, it is also highly effective.
Enjoy almost 12 years ago
The simple answer is YES! it is only a matter of time.
It is hard to be in India for over a month with out getting sick. 3months pretty sure you will. 6 months most definitely.
Eat off the street and live the experience by all means, but avoid meat, which is easy over there!
Get your poop stopper pills ready and avoid long bus rides with dihierea! almost 12 years agoAnswered by whoissteveanyway via Travellr.com
I'd say yes too. But if you don't stay a long time you might be lucky and avoid it!
You miss out on a great experience if you don't eat with the locals. Its not just the food, its the sitting down with local people and their children and being part of their day. Its worth the risk but do take the usual precautions. over 11 years ago
very inventive way of spelling diarrhoea haha. but you shouldn't take "poop-stopper" pills such as Immodium if you have an infection, cos it keeps the bugs inside you and they build up. if you are nauseous and/or have a fever also, you will need antibiotics. but if its just the trots, then by all means go the poop stoppers. over 11 years ago
I was there 3 weeks and didn't get sick, I agree with ' simonmonk' antiseptic handwipes and gel, bottled water always even when brushing teeth, vegetarian food. I also took Travelan before everything I ate not sure if this had any effect though, Take immodium just in case! over 11 years ago