With the holiday season right round the corner, excitement is in the air. Plans are afoot to bring the kids to Japan for the first time, or maybe it\u2019s to the Gold Coast, Australia or Vietnam or somewhere even closer to home like one of Malaysia\u2019s beautiful island resorts or heritage and discovery sites.\r\n\r\nIt\u2019s going to be many days of non-stop action and fun. The itinerary is jam-packed, you need to make sure nothing goes wrong.\r\n\r\nYou\u2019ve made a checklist for everyone, including for your little toddler and your six year old.\r\n\r\nDid you pack:\r\n\r\n \tYour documents \u2500 passports, visa, tickets for airline, boat, train, bus? Check.\r\n \tCash? Got them changed? Check.\r\n \tAppliances, such as your handphone, charger, videocamera? Check.\r\n \tEnough changes of clothes for day and night wear plus activity wear including swimsuits, swim trunks, trekking shoes and socks? Check.\r\n \tToiletries \u2500 moisturisers, adult toothpaste, children\u2019s toothpaste, toothbrushes for everyone? Check.\r\n \tDiapers, diaper cream, wipes, bibs, bottles and formula? Check.\r\n\r\nBut what about medication?\r\n\r\nAh! Here\u2019s when you remember all those poopy predicaments your fellow travellers got into when they regaled you with their tales of travel the last time you met up.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \t\u201cWe were in Legoland, Johor Bahru queuing for tickets when my boy suddenly made a loud, wet, gassy sound in his diapers. Immediately after, a poop fountain shot out of his diapers up the back of his shirt before dripping down on the floor over his pants and shoes and everywhere else.\u00a0 Needless to say, everyone was aghast and backed away. I myself was smeared in poop too. It was so terribly embarrassing. I scrambled for the wipes, tissues, anything I could find but obviously that wasn\u2019t enough to clean up the mess. I left hubby there to handle the horror at the counter and rushed Tim to the nearest toilet for a full washdown. He dripped a brown trail all the way. All his clothes were soiled but luckily I had brought spares. Still, the whole day was spoilt after that. We didn\u2019t go in to the park, we were too embarrassed to show our faces at the counter again. Tim also started a fever and we wound up holed inside the hotel attending to him for the rest of our trip.\u201d\r\n \t\u201cOn our last trip to Thailand, we were in a boat heading to the nearby islands and snorkeling spots when I was suddenly hit by a terrible stomachache. I knew I needed a toilet fast. A few minutes later, we arrived at an island. I spotted a bathroom but all my hopes were dashed when I saw that the shack consisted of three squat toilets with no doors, huge gaps under the stalls, and a line of tourists. I was desperate, but couldn\u2019t get myself to use those toilets. It even briefly crossed my mind to swim out into the middle of the ocean and let go there. Luckily, I had diarrhea medicine with me but had to cancel all of the outdoor adventures we had planned for the day because I just didn't feel up to it anymore.\u201d\r\n \t\u201cWe had eaten ice-cream from a street vendor and knew we were going to regret it because I think it was made out of tap water and milk powder. Sure enough, it happened. There\u2019s nothing quite like staggering around Afghanistan completely exhausted from having yellow waterfalls gushing from your behind 20 times a day. I didn't seek medical attention because I heard that local clinics were reusing needles, so I struggled on until I was literally too weak to stand two weeks later.\u201d\r\n\r\nDiarrhea Happens\r\n\r\n\r\nThe thing is \u2500 diarrhea happens to the best of us, regardless of whether you are an adult or a child. If you travel, you are automatically at risk.\r\n\r\nIn fact, diarrhea happens so commonly when travelling that it is even called Traveller\u2019s Diarrhea. Often explosive, watery, painful, draining, dehydrating, and not to mention embarrassing, it\u2019s a mood spoiler; all the wind gets knocked out of a family holiday and everybody gets crestfallen because you\u2019re sick and worrying everyone else.\r\n\r\nBut that\u2019s not all. Because it happens suddenly and usually at the worst possible time, desperation has found many an afflicted traveller making emergency calls behind bushes or boulders, or sleeping in the toilet because you cannot afford to be too far away from one when the urge to purge hits you. Some travellers have even missed flights because they were still in the toilet when the plane took off.\r\n\r\nThe moral of the story is \u2500 if you\u2019re planning on travelling soon, taking care of yourself and your family\u2019s travel health should be high on your priorities. Luckily, Traveller\u2019s Diarrhea never lasts too long although many travellers would attest that it lasts long enough to bring a holiday to an end.\r\n\r\nAnd if you think that\u2019s bad for an adult, it\u2019s worse for a child.\r\n\r\nAccording to research done on Travellers\u2019 Diarrhea in children, they say diarrhea is the most common medical problem affecting all travellers where up to 50% can expect to have at least one episode of acute diarrhea during a two-week stay.\r\n\r\nYounger children are at especially high risk of acquiring Travellers\u2019 Diarrhea and of suffering more severe consequences.\r\nYoung Children are at a Higher Risk\r\n\r\n\r\nApart from experiencing abdominal pains, nausea, vomiting, fever and a frequent and urgent need to defecate loose uncontrollable stools, Traveller\u2019s Diarrhea in children can cause severe dehydration. You need to bring the child to a doctor if he exhibits the following signs and symptoms:\r\n\r\n \tPersistent vomiting\r\n \tA fever of 102\u00b0 F (39\u00b0 C) or more\r\n \tBloody stools or severe diarrhea\r\n \tDry mouth or crying without tears\r\n \tSigns of being unusually sleepy, drowsy or unresponsive\r\n \tDecreased volume of urine, including fewer wet diapers in toddlers\r\n\r\nVery quickly, Traveller\u2019s Diarrhea in children can become a medical emergency. The best thing to do is to stop the diarrhea in its tracks as soon as it happens.\r\nDiaResQ\u00ae to Diarrhea Rescue\r\nEnter DiaResQ\u00ae. It may be the very thing to alleviate mums\u2019 concerns with Traveller\u2019s Diarrhea in their children and in themselves. The thing about DiaResQ\u00ae is that it isn\u2019t medication per se, but a food.\r\n\r\nYes, DiaResQ\u00ae is not a drug or an antibiotic which is no good for children but a different kind of relief for diarrhea. Made with naturally derived ingredients including bovine colostrum and egg solids, DiaResQ\u00ae works with your body by providing the necessary nutrients and immune factors to rapidly settle the stomach so that you can get on with the programme.\r\n\r\nFor a child, this is good news.\u00a0 The faster the diarrhea is stopped, the less fluids he will lose from his body, preventing dehydration and related complications.\r\nWhat\u2019s Bovine Colostrum?\r\nDiaResQ\u00ae\u00a0includes bovine (cow) colostrum, which is the first milk that is produced by cows after they calve. It is rich in\u00a0nutrients, immune factors, and protective proteins. Colostrum also has an abundance of immunoglobulin IgG antibodies, supporting intestinal health.\r\nEgg Solids\r\nDiaResQ\u2019s\u00ae eggs come from hens raised without antibiotics, hormones, or additives. Hen eggs are used as a source of high-quality, bioavailable protein, and immunoglobulin IgY antibodies, which help support intestinal health.\r\n\r\n\r\nHow DiaResQ\u00ae Works\r\nDiarrhea is often caused by your body\u2019s immune response to an unwanted or unbalanced microorganism in the gut. The body is attempting to flush out the unwanted intruder and regain balance, which is why diarrhea is an expected and normal reaction to an abnormal situation.\r\n\r\nThink back to your last vacation. Remember that street meat you ate that might have been contaminated? Wanting to protect itself, your body jumped into action to rid itself of the potentially harmful microorganism as quickly as possible.\r\n\r\nMany diarrhea relief products alleviate the symptoms of diarrhea by interfering with your body\u2019s natural immune response to flush out an unwanted organism. While this may temporarily control the symptoms, it keeps the problem-causing microorganism in your body longer.\r\n\r\nBut DiaResQ\u00ae is different. It addresses the issue, not just the symptoms. Providing the nutrients that it needs, it works with your body\u2019s natural immune response to restore normal intestinal function.\r\n\r\n\r\nWhat Mothers Really Want to Know is \u2500 Does it Work?\r\nThe answer is Yes! The best news is: DiaResQ\u00ae has been shown to resolve most cases of diarrhea from Day One of Use.\r\n\r\nIt is suitable for the whole family from one year old and above.\r\n\r\nMums, if you are worried about diarrhea interfering with your holiday plans, now you have your solution.\r\n\r\nGo to Motherhood\u2019s marketplace here to purchase DiaResQ\u00ae before you leave for your vacation so you can keep it handy for your entire family.\r\n\r\nTo find out more, go to DiaResQ\u00ae website or ask questions at DiaResQ Malaysia Facebook by clicking on the links provided.