Causes to consider and things to watch out for when you have a fever in Thailand.


1. I woke up this morning with a fever...

When you are sick, you really lose motivation, don't you think? When I woke up the other day, I felt a bit faint and felt like I had a cold. I woke up the other day and felt a bit faint, like I had a cold, so I fearfully took my temperature and found out I had a fever of 37.5 degrees. This is the first time I've felt sick since I came to Thailand. I knew that influenza was prevalent in Thailand all year round, so I immediately went to the clinic to see a doctor. The flu test was done in about 15 minutes and the results were negative, so I was relieved. I was relieved to find out that I tested negative for the flu. I was given some medicine and recovered in about two days. (Thank goodness I work in a medical institution.) Here I would like to introduce my own experience of fever in Thailand.



2. Why does fever occur?

There are many causes of fever, such as the difference in climate between Thailand and Japan, living in an unfamiliar place, excessive use of air conditioner (this seems to be the cause this time...), fatigue, etc. ), fatigue, etc. According to Japan's Infectious Disease Control Law, fever is defined as "a temperature of 37.5 degrees Celsius or higher, and high fever as 38.0 degrees Celsius or higher. The most common cause of fever is infectious disease, which is caused by pathogens such as bacteria and viruses invading the body. When a pathogen invades the body, the body produces a fever to weaken the pathogen. The fever is your body's way of protecting itself from bacteria and viruses.



3. Possible causes of fever in Thailand

In Thailand, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, other factors that can cause fever include traveler's diarrhea, parasitic infections, malaria, influenza, tuberculosis, AIDS/HIV infections, and poisonous snakebite. Some of the symptoms are unheard of in Japan, so don't be fooled into thinking that it's just a mild cold. In Japan, I used to drink Pocari Sweat to cure myself, but since I came to Thailand, I have been seeing a doctor at a medical institution even if I have a slight cold-like symptom. However, the difference in climate is huge, and tourists in particular often come to our clinic when they get sick.



4. Difference in climate between Thailand and Japan

Most of Thailand is covered by a tropical monsoon climate, and it seems that the seasons are different in Bangkok and the suburbs. In Bangkok, there are three seasons: the dry season from November to February, the hot season from March to May, and the rainy season from June to October. Also, be careful of the flu, which in Japan is only common in the winter, but in Thailand, there is a risk of infection all year round. In the rainy season, the temperature is lower than in the dry season, but the humidity is higher, which can lead to food poisoning and diarrhea.

5. Commonly used over-the-counter medications for fever

There is a local pharmacy near my house, and my Thai friends buy medicine at the pharmacy when they are sick. (You can also buy medicine at convenience stores. (You can also buy medicines at convenience stores.) Unlike Japan, medicines are sold without a prescription in Thailand, so I often hear that you should be careful about the quantity of medicines you buy at pharmacies. If you have just arrived in Thailand and are still getting used to the country, you might get sick from the slightest change in your physical condition, so it is important to consult with your doctor to find the right medication and dosage for you.


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6. It is best to consult with a doctor to get the appropriate treatment and medication.

Many medical institutions in Thailand, such as DYM Clinic, offer Japanese language services and accept insurance; DYM Clinic has Japanese interpreters and Japanese medical coordinators living in the clinic, and Japanese doctors working in Japanese medical institutions supervise the clinic, so you can receive Japanese-style medical care with peace of mind. You can receive Japanese-style medical care with peace of mind. I want the medicine I was given in Japan! I'm feeling a little sick. If you are feeling a little sick, please contact us. We hope we can be of some help to you!


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