Dengue Fever

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Re: Dengue Fever

Post by Kammekor » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:18 pm

SternAAlbifrons wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:03 pm
PRichard poses a good question. Why would anyone go into hospital unnecessarily?

Kammakor, or anyone else, can you give us an idea on the level of risk of catching a multi-drug resistant infection in hospitals in Cambodia? I hear this immediate region, Thai/Cambodia/VN, is ground zero for these infections, and that hospitals are the main vectors. ??
If you're treated for dengue, they won't perform surgery...... Initial treatment is a simple drip to control the viscosity of the blood / electrolyte replacement. That's all.

Plus some advice on which pain killers to use. Some pain killers are contra productive / harmful when suffering from dengue.
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Re: Dengue Fever

Post by phuketrichard » Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:19 pm

you mean a drip like this: :thumb:
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No reason to pay for a hospital stay

and for reducing fever ...... paracetamol
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Re: Dengue Fever

Post by samrong01 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:39 pm

SternAAlbifrons wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:03 pm
PRichard poses a good question. Why would anyone go into hospital unnecessarily?

Kammakor, or anyone else, can you give us an idea on the level of risk of catching a multi-drug resistant infection in hospitals in Cambodia? I hear this immediate region, Thai/Cambodia/VN, is ground zero for these infections, and that hospitals are the main vectors. ??
I tend to agree that the quality of diagnosis and treatment for things like cancer or heart disease in Cambodia is low and the risk of infection in hospital is perhaps high - but hard to say whether or not higher than anywhere else. In my experience, however, the quality of treatment for tropical diseases in Cambodia is excellent. Doctors here have a great deal of experience in these diseases. I should also point out that while Dengue Fever in adults may not be so serious, Dengue Fever in children can be very serious as in the case of my friend's boy who is very ill but expected (not certain) to recover.

The anecdote I like to tell is of a few years ago I brought a small boy to a local clinic in Siem Reap with a fever. This was a local clinic, not for foreigners, with the usual crummy-looking facilities. The doctor naturally suspected Dengue Fever and immediately did a blood test. He had the results within 20 minutes. He said to me "There is nothing wrong with him - he just has typhoid fever." I almost fell off my chair - "Isn't Typhoid Fever pretty serious?" I said. "No", he replied, "just take these pills for 4 days and he will be fine". He took the pills for 4 days and he was fine.

My point is its better to go to hospital than not. By the way when locals say "hospital" they more often than not mean a clinic, which invariably have a number of beds for inpatients.
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Re: Dengue Fever

Post by Phnom Poon » Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:40 pm

the reason for a hospital stay is to monitor whether it's becoming hemorrhagic or not
only really necessary towards the end

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Re: Dengue Fever

Post by TWY » Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:32 pm

Absolutely go to the hospital or clinic. As a previous poster pointed out, a simple blood test will let you know if you have dengue. And at the same time the blood should be tested for bacterial infection and a swab done for flu.

Best to know what your dealing with.

From my own observations here in Siem Reap, it is definitely the case that the outbreak this year is greater than in year's past. But I don't believe there has been a large number of children dying from Dengue. Think that most people are being extra cautious and going to the hospital at the first sign of a fever.
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Re: Dengue Fever

Post by cptrelentless » Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:02 pm

There are five kinds of dengue, four of them are not so bad. So you can't say - Yeah, I had dengue, it was fine. You just had a variant and didn't bleed out of your eyeballs.
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Re: Dengue Fever

Post by Username Taken » Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:37 pm

I'm currently in Australia and have just been informed that my 11 year old daughter, who is in Cambodia, is in hospital/clinic with Dengue. Has a drip in her arm at the moment.
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Re: Dengue Fever

Post by Ravensnest » Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:25 pm

Username Taken wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:37 pm
I'm currently in Australia and have just been informed that my 11 year old daughter, who is in Cambodia, is in hospital/clinic with Dengue. Has a drip in her arm at the moment.
I'm sorry to hear that. I hope she recovers quickly.

I cannot believe how many friends, a few adults, but children getting it here in PP. It's crazy.
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Re: Dengue Fever

Post by phuketrichard » Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:27 pm

Username Taken wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:37 pm
I'm currently in Australia and have just been informed that my 11 year old daughter, who is in Cambodia, is in hospital/clinic with Dengue. Has a drip in her arm at the moment.
Must be hard, have faith
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Re: Dengue Fever

Post by clutchcargo » Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:45 pm

Just found out Mrs Cargo has it :( Homebound with drip for 7 days.
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