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I will be back in Bangkok this week, my last 2 visits I’ve ended up getting sick and going to the hospital,  well this time I don’t want that to happen and I want to be smart and think ahead, keep my immune system strong and stuff

im thinking of buying apple cider vinegar and drinking that in water in the morning 

 

maybe will buy a herbal tea like green tea or ginger tea

 

only eat food I’ve seen freshly cooked

 

exercise, little alcohol

 

Though I’m looking for tips on what you do to stay healthy and not get sick ?

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Poor hygiene in most places.

I cook myself and buy meat early in the day at food land or big c.

Fresh veg.

Be careful what drinks your accepting.

Be wary of cutlery and glasses.

Use alcohol wipes.

If the place your eating at looks clean then risk it. Otherwise..walk away .

Stay away from seafood at restaurants.

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Cover all cuts and scratches immediately in toothpaste. And leave it on.

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Sick as in gastrointestinal troubles? Cold/inflammations in the throat/tonsils? Something more serious?

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I am 80 y o....I've lived here for 20 years n do not get sick..(touch wood)...?

I av been drinking pure lemon juice or lime juice from frozen pks half cup every 3 days...

 

If I get a slight touch of the sniffles / cold, I take eucalyptus oil equal to 2 eye drops of, with sugar in a teaspoon..

The sugar drowns out the eq taste..Old bush remedy from my farming days in OZ ..Been doing this from when I was 7 years old...

 

I got caught on street food 15 years ago n never touched it since..Always buy from big stores now where one can see it is clean in preparation...

From what I av seen on street food over the years would turn ones stomach...

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Stay cool, or as cool as possible.  Don't overstretch yourself.  Good sleep.  Light exercise at a clean gym.  Avoid alcohol (and smoking). Don't go nutty with your diet- a Big Mac won't give you food poisoning.  For extra fibre: eat bananas and there are some whole grain cereals on sale even in 7/11.

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29 minutes ago, maxisrael said:

Maybe better stay home....................?

The very best piece of advice so far. 

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Don't drink public water.

For diarrhea, which I had, here are 3 advices.  Number 1-- Get and keep a supply of all medicines you were given at the hospital.  Number2-- Have the doctor give you a 10-day supply of medications. Thais are smaller people, the normal prescription is 5 days.   Number 3-- Go to a hospital, you will most likely need an IV bag of of Vitamin B complex.

Thai hospitals are very inexpensive. I went to Bangkok Hospital Chiang Mai emergency room for diarrhea, it cost me 3, 360 Thai Baht ($100.00 US) with medicines included, and they billed me for 15 days later. In the USA, this would have cost $600.00. I was feeling better and able to travel in 3 hours on a already scheduled trip to Mon Jam.

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