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My 8 year old has Dengue Fever

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She was diagnosed today with Probable Dengue Fever.  Tomorrow they want her to go in for chest x ray and a CBC test at our local public hospital here in Issaan.  She has medical insurance but i have to pay first then file for reimbursement.  Any idea of what I might be looking at for a 3 night stay with Meds for Dengue Fever.  Thanks!

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Dengue symptoms varies between just a few days of fever and nothing else up to multiple organ failure and death.

 

The cost will varies.

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My wife called and spoke to the hospital, looks like about 6K all in for what we know about now.  No all My kids are American's not Thai. 

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Looking at all the meds she got issued today, i was surprised to see Tami Flu on the desk.  30 mg, wonder why they use an anti-viral to treat it.  Anyways very pleased with her pediatrics team in Borabu, same group of Doc's she has been seeing for 3 years now. 

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2 minutes ago, jimmyyy said:

Looking at all the meds she got issued today, i was surprised to see Tami Flu on the desk.  30 mg, wonder why they use an anti-viral to treat it.  Anyways very pleased with her pediatrics team in Borabu, same group of Doc's she has been seeing for 3 years now. 

Because dengue is a virus. 

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4 hours ago, jimmyyy said:

She has medical insurance but i have to pay first then file for reimbursement. 

 

36 minutes ago, jimmyyy said:

My wife called and spoke to the hospital,

25 minutes ago, jimmyyy said:

No all My kids are American's not Thai. 

Good news is mortality rate is very low, less than 1%

Best of luck to your daughter.

Peace.

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So your wife is Thai? 

Not her kids?  You say "all my kids are American not Thai"?  

You bought insurance for your 8 year old or they are covered under your wife's policy?

 

 

 

 

 

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I was diagnosed with it in Lam Plai Mat / Isaan / outside Korat in 2014. (Insurance same as you, pay / reimbursed later)  Can't believe they let her go home after your visit though as once I was diagnosed they threw the IV into my arm right there in the downstairs emergency area and whisked me away in a wheelchair within seconds.  Got a private room and was there 4 full days and pumped full of fluids (2 separate IV drips majority of the time) / meds the whole time.  Not sure today but back then I remember thinking the 7,000b bill was a deal!!

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Google "Papaya leaf extract"...

 

https://www.bmj.com/content/351/bmj.h4661/rr-4

 

As an alternative to the extraction method mentioned in the paper, simply expel the leaf extract with an expeller press. A juicer will not work as the leafs are too dry for that method (clogs the sieve).

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Hope your little one feels better soon.

Might be worth investing in a few tins of mosquito killer and giving the house and garden a good dose of the stuff.

The infected Mosquito may still be around.

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1 hour ago, Rookiescot said:

Hope your little one feels better soon.

Might be worth investing in a few tins of mosquito killer and giving the house and garden a good dose of the stuff.

The infected Mosquito may still be around.

Would a pest control company be useful to spray around the house inside and outside?

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20 hours ago, lopburi3 said:

Sorry can not answer but it should not be very much as public hospitals are very inexpensive for blood tests/stay/medications.  The only time public hospitals costs are close to lower cost private hospitals is when specialized equipment/testing is required (MRI/CT scans and such).

Falang admitted to Pattaya City Hospital (Public Hospital) 2 days inpatient, saline drip, regular blood tests, platelet counts, no nursing 32,000 baht.

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