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Woke this morning, slight temperature, muzzy headache, all joints ache. 

 

Last time I felt like this was in Delhi at the start of a dengue infection 😞

 

Dosed up with paracetamol, headed to work in the hope I feel better later.

 

Is dengue common in greater BKK? I've been spending too much time on construction sites over the last month, don't recall lots of mozzies mind.

 

Thoughts?

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Crossy, hope you are okay and it is just a case of flu coming on. As you have had Dengue before, have you looked into the possibility of having the vaccine? I may well be wrong, but I believe the vaccine is suitable for people who have previous contracted Dengue.

 

 

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It's not common but it can happen, even singapore had like 4000 dengue cases this year, they warn me whenever i fly in there with flyers. And they are really strict when it comes to mosquito breeding grounds.

 

So better be safe than sorry, Mahidol is the best place to get dengue stuff sorted...

 

We have a friend that died this year from dengue, in Udon tho... Young Thai girl... it's brutal.

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Good morning

 

Just to help other people..

15 days back on sunday midnight I began to have heavy fever, no appetite, small muscle pain

Went to hospital and after blood test, some infection with white cells up.. they gave me tylenol and high dose of amoxycyllin

Monday night my husband got the same symptoms.. also gone to hospital and same treatment as the blood analysis did not get positive for dengue fever..

Were down and taking medicine, till thursday during the night where, going up, my husband fainted and his  blood pressure was down to 70/40 a few minutes later.. gone to hospital ASAP and this time got positive (both) for dengue fever.. he was hospitalized for 5 days due to his blood pressure antecedents,till his platlets had got back to normal, and I went on between hospital to stay with him and home..

We are both very much down and have on top of it a liver inflamation due to dengue and also some lung infection plus for my husband who previously had eyes problems, hemorragy in the eye.

So, it is not because the blood test does not give positive to dengue that you don t have it.. Mainly if you have other pathologies, be very carefull and go to hospital ASAP.

Forgot to say we are in Pattaya, and doctors said it is very rare that 2 people of the same family get it at the same time like us..

Have a nice day..

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It's been a number of years, but my second bout of dengue, the one that damn near killed me, was contacted in Bkk.

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Don’t risk taking advice of keyboard doctors. Go see a physician. The fact that you’ve had it before doesn’t mean you can’t get another strain.

Hope it is flu but get it checked.

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3 hours ago, domdom said:

Good morning

 

Just to help other people..

15 days back on sunday midnight I began to have heavy fever, no appetite, small muscle pain

Went to hospital and after blood test, some infection with white cells up.. they gave me tylenol and high dose of amoxycyllin

Monday night my husband got the same symptoms.. also gone to hospital and same treatment as the blood analysis did not get positive for dengue fever..

Were down and taking medicine, till thursday during the night where, going up, my husband fainted and his  blood pressure was down to 70/40 a few minutes later.. gone to hospital ASAP and this time got positive (both) for dengue fever.. he was hospitalized for 5 days due to his blood pressure antecedents,till his platlets had got back to normal, and I went on between hospital to stay with him and home..

We are both very much down and have on top of it a liver inflamation due to dengue and also some lung infection plus for my husband who previously had eyes problems, hemorragy in the eye.

So, it is not because the blood test does not give positive to dengue that you don t have it.. Mainly if you have other pathologies, be very carefull and go to hospital ASAP.

Forgot to say we are in Pattaya, and doctors said it is very rare that 2 people of the same family get it at the same time like us..

Have a nice day..

Hope you get well soon. Revovery can take a while. I don't think its all that rare for more than one person to get sick from a family- it was just one hungry mosquito that decided it wanted two meals (perhaps it got disturbed on the first feed, and wated another). I've heard of whole familes getting sick. 

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Thankyou everyone for your advice and concern (for a Mod??).

 

Anyway I am feeling very much better this evening, if I'm still fine in the morning I'll write it off as a "24 hour bug" or some such, if not I'm off to see the quack.

 

 

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Yep, my wife got dengue last year. We live in Saphan Kwai and our condo is on the 26th floor, still get  mozzies flying in if the windows are open.

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WOW, this is an eye opener!!

I thought it was prevalent only in the more "rural" areas .....

What can one do to protect oneself?

Just use Mozzie Spray - or get a Vaccine?

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Prevention - avoid bites in gthe daytime.

 

Vaccine is not recommended unless you have had dengue already at least once.

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6 hours ago, Sheryl said:

Prevention - avoid bites in gthe daytime.

 

Vaccine is not recommended unless you have had dengue already at least once.

Why is it only recommended if you’ve already had it?

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If I was in an air controlled sealed room I would still get bitten by a bloody mozzie, always concerns me about dengue because I like to go out and photograph birds, which obviously are remote places, I spray loads of stuff on me but still the little gits get me

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