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Personal hygiene

Carlton, United...
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Personal hygiene

I'm told that to avoid "dehli belly" in India it is important to wash hands prior to taking food - and that this can be attained by wiping your hands with an antiseptic gell. Where can this gell be bought ?

Bradford, United...
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3,120 posts
74 reviews
1. Re: Personal hygiene

any chemist and most supermarkets.

The one I use is called purecel. and it comes in handy bag size containers too.

United Kingdom
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10,046 posts
121 reviews
2. Re: Personal hygiene

I use a Cuticura Aloe Vera one.

If you've got one of those 'Bodycare' shops near you (not Bodyshop), they usually have a range of them.

Wilko & Savers do too.


Destination Expert
for Goa
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5,002 posts
37 reviews
3. Re: Personal hygiene

The last one I bought is a Palmolive one and I'm fairly sure it came from Morrisons. You can also buy anti-bacterial wet-wipe type cloths as well.

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76 posts
4. Re: Personal hygiene

Hygiene and common sense attitude to sun exposure alcohol consumption are the rule. Don't forget to take AcidoBifidus capsules daily. As a lot of diarrhoea is caused by strong spicy food destroying your own body's healthy bacteria.

Bradford, United...
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3,120 posts
74 reviews
5. Re: Personal hygiene

The best thing for deli belly besides tacking pills everyday is to have the curd or yogurt with your breakfast everyday, its tasty with the local honey on too. Full of natural probiotics

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183 posts
21 reviews
6. Re: Personal hygiene

There's a great web site called safariquip - sells everything you need for travel and a lot you never thought you needed! Probably buy cheaper in the shops, but spent many happy hours browsing all the gadgets. (Sad) A lot of items under personal hygiene.

PS. Usual advice given by a lot of helpful people on here - if you can't peel it or cook it - don't eat it! and avoid ice unless you are sure its from bottled water. Have fun...

chippenham, wilts
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797 posts
2 reviews
7. Re: Personal hygiene

the one we used was "clarus hand sanitizer" used it before eating and never had any problems. available from supermarkets and chemists 50ml / R30


Ipswich, United...
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1 review
8. Re: Personal hygiene


my personal method is,keep out of the sun as much

as you can,drink as much beer(kingfisher) as you

can,the bacteria will be to drunk to affect you,or,

you will be to drunk to notice,my theory!!!!! :-))

no seriously,just sensible precautions and you should

be ok,we use avon wipes,can't remember the name,but

if you have an avon lady near you,ask,mrs also says

you can get anti-bacterial wipes cheaper in wilkinsons if there is one near you.


Barry, United...
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2,037 posts
132 reviews
9. Re: Personal hygiene

You can buy antibac gell in most large stores in Goa now

cheers Lyn

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