Traveler's diarrhea is a digestive tract disorder that commonly causes loose stools and abdominal cramps. It's caused by eating contaminated food or drinking contaminated water. Fortunately, traveler's diarrhea usually isn't serious — it's just unpleasant. In Argentina approximately 10 per 100,000 population per year patients are affected. Men are more often afflicted than women (female:male ratio of about 1:1.5, though reports vary). The peak of incidence is between 60 and 80 years of age. Traveler's diarrhea tends to resolve itself, you may get better without any intervention.
It's important to try to stay hydrated with safe liquids, such as bottled water or canned juice. If you have more than four loose stools a day or severe symptoms, including fever or blood, pus or mucus in your stools, you may use a course of antibiotics.