: Bangkok Travel Tips : :
Bangkok's medical facilities are among
the finest in the Asia and with very reasonable fees (less than
half those of Singapore) and well qualified, English speaking doctors
and state of the art equipment and friendly service Bangkok is rapidly
closing the gap with Singapore as Asia's medical centre of choice.
Registered pharmacies are open until 10.00 pm and most hotels have
their own doctor on 24-hr. call.
Still no one wants to have a medical emergency on a business trip
or holiday. Play safe and make sure you have medical insurance before
you come. Get plenty of rest, and take prompt care of any cuts or
burns - do not risk infection in this heat and humidity. As well,
many people don't realise just how strong the sun is and end up
with a miserable sunburn or worse, heat stroke shortly after arrival.
Cover up when you are outside for prolonged stints.
That said, below are a couple of common sense points that should
keep you in good shape and enjoying your visit.
Dehydration is a concern. It's happened to us and it sneaks up on
you. It's hot and you'll perspire, or if you eat some spicy food
that causes diarrhea you'll need to replenish your body fluids.
Drink plenty of fluids (water, fruit juice or soup). Bottled water
Malaria is not a concern in Bangkok or other metropolitan areas
however Dengue Fever can be contracted during the rainy season.
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Dining. Do use common sense when choosing a place to eat. Eat in
established restaurants that are clean, well lit and patronized.
Most importantly avoid spicy, fried foods and raw or fermented dishes
such as pla ra, a fermented fish unless you are
accustomed to such food.
Prescription medicines. As mentioned in other areas of this site,
Bangkok takes drug trafficking and drug abuse very seriously. Travelers
who carry medicine with them, especially sleeping pills, depressants
or stimulants, would do well to bring along the prescription confirming
that the medicine is used for their physical well-being while traveling.
Additional information on health matters may be obtained from the
Centers for Disease Control. Contact the CDC international travelers
hotline (USA) at (404) 332-4559 or visit the CDC home page at http://www.cdc.gov
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