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So I took my first trip (of 3) to Pattaya about 13 months ago. About a week into it I woke up one morning and my throat started to hurt a little when I swallowed. Was a little worried thinking I was getting a cold or about to regret no wearing a tongue condom (is there such a thing?). Anyways, throughout that day and into the night it progressively got worse to the point I was hungry but didn't want to eat because of the pain (still drank though, I'm not going to stop that). Really getting worried at that point. I ducked into a pharmacy on WS and explained everything to the gal behind the counter. She grabbed a pack of pills and out them on the counter and said "You have Pattaya throat, you take this". They were antibiotics. I know that antibiotics are for infections and asked her "What is Pattaya throat?" In so many words she explained it as an infection in the throat caused by dirty air conditioners (apparently not cleaning the filters). Took antibiotics and the next morning it was much better and later that night didn't hurt at all. So she was right about it being an infection and seems by her reaction it was a very common thing. Just curious if anyone else has heard of this or had this? I won't name the hotel I stayed at but it's on 13/4 and some rooms have swings in them  :question1:

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So I took my first trip (of 3) to Pattaya about 13 months ago. About a week into it I woke up one morning and my throat started to hurt a little when I swallowed. Was a little worried thinking I was getting a cold or about to regret no wearing a tongue condom (is there such a thing?). Anyways, throughout that day and into the night it progressively got worse to the point I was hungry but didn't want to eat because of the pain (still drank though, I'm not going to stop that). Really getting worried at that point. I ducked into a pharmacy on WS and explained everything to the gal behind the counter. She grabbed a pack of pills and out them on the counter and said "You have Pattaya throat, you take this". They were antibiotics. I know that antibiotics are for infections and asked her "What is Pattaya throat?" In so many words she explained it as an infection in the throat caused by dirty air conditioners (apparently not cleaning the filters). Took antibiotics and the next morning it was much better and later that night didn't hurt at all. So she was right about it being an infection and seems by her reaction it was a very common thing. Just curious if anyone else has heard of this or had this? I won't name the hotel I stayed at but it's on 13/4 and some rooms have swings in them  :question1:

Why don't you name the hotel

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.. I won't name the hotel I stayed at but it's on 13/4 and some rooms have swings in them...

 

You stayed at the SPAM WORD and, yes, anything could be flying out of the air conditioners in that place.

 

EDIT: Whoa! I know where he probably stayed and named the hotel. It looks like the board software is set up to block it. I wonder why?

 

Where you see "SPAM WORD" above is where I named the place.

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She's pretty much right. Unless you're in a brand new hotel with brand new air con then not running the aircon at night helps a lot.

 

Aircons in most Thailand hotels seem to never be cleaned, serviced or have filters changed.

 

I guess you could have caught infection from a girl but the aircon is the likely culprit.

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A mate of mine got really sick after going to a restaurant in Patts - the condition did not relent even when he got back to England and he had to go to the doctor. The doc broke the news about what he had got and then collapsed laughing when he heard where my mate had got it.

 

The condition is called Giardiasis - but its common name is Beaver fever. Anyone else on here get Beaver fever in Pattaya?

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You stayed at the SPAM WORD and, yes, anything could be flying out of the air conditioners in that place.

 

EDIT: Whoa! I know where he probably stayed and named the hotel. It looks like the board software is set up to block it. I wonder why?

 

Where you see "SPAM WORD" above is where I named the place.

Brian, the Pen t h ous e hotel caused some problems on the Forum a while back, so to stop them spamming PA constantly every time you try to use that word the system converts it to SPAM WORD.  You can't even use the word to describe the type of room you're staying in as the same will happen.

 

Just thought you might like to know.

 

On topic, throat and chest infections are really common amongst the tourist population, dirty air-conditioners and high humidity.  I didn't know the Pharmacists had created a name for it though, how cute :D .

 

Cheers

 

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Well shit, no wonder I have a sore throat after my first two trips from patts. Dirty air-con and humidity, ya learn something new everyday lol

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Air con can make the air dry but antibiotics will not solve that. It is more likely that you had some sort of infection if the antibiotics cleared it up so quickly.

 

I guess that if you went in to the chemist with a whole load of different complaints they would just give you the same box of antibiotics, just call it the Pattaya hand, leg, chest, nose etc infection depending on which bit you said hurt

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here is an idea that may help... buy a fan and have it directed toward you at all times that way you are mixing the air and also can run a warmer temp inside tthe room thus less air con... i think it works... try it...

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i usually get something every time i visit, starts with a sore throat then body starts to ache all over ect, i think its just because i am run down with to much drink/pussy and little sleep. The AC dosent help, iv had a couple of eye infections from the AC to!

 I just get some strong anti biotics and usually feel good to go after 24 hours. (i get eye drops for the eye infections)

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Were the the antibiotics called Azithromycin, if so , I have the same problem....350 baht for 6 capsules 

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I think it has to do with the change in temp from the cold room to the hot streets, so many of us get coughs and sore throats in the first few days... I did on one of my three trips so far...

 

I have read of people who actually clean the filters when checking in to their rooms...  

 

my goal is to use the ac as little as possible, and to keep raising the temp every day... the girls don't like the cold rooms either, btw... another reason to get acclimated asap!

 

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Brian, the Pen t h ous e Hotel caused some problems on the Forum a while back, so to stop them spamming PA constantly every time you try to use that word the system converts it to SPAM WORD.  You can't even use the word to describe the type of room you're staying in as the same will happen.

 

Just thought you might like to know.

 

On topic, throat and chest infections are really common amongst the tourist population, dirty air-conditioners and high humidity.  I didn't know the Pharmacists had created a name for it though, how cute :D .

 

Cheers

 

Perthie

 

Thanks. I figured it was something like that.

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If you've never had your tonsils removed they could have been inflamed as well

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A mate of mine got really sick after going to a restaurant in Patts - the condition did not relent even when he got back to England and he had to go to the doctor. The doc broke the news about what he had got and then collapsed laughing when he heard where my mate had got it.

 

The condition is called Giardiasis - but its common name is Beaver fever. Anyone else on here get Beaver fever in Pattaya?

 

I wonder why that doctor thought catching Giardia in Asia was so funny? Is England (or anywhere else) a more reasonable place to contract it? 

 

I mentioned the possibility of getting Giardia by drinking from lakes in Alaska, at a cannery fish camp there. The unenlightened workers thought it was scandalous that their pristine environment might have such organisms, but Giardia is there too.  It's also found in England.

 

"Travellers to regions of Africa, Asia, and Latin America where clean water supplies are low are at increased risk of contracting the infection."

 

http://bodyandhealth.canada.com/condition_info_details.asp?disease_id=309

 

http://www.fwr.org/waterq/frr0006.htm

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Part of it is imo

 

Pattaya has people coming from all parts of the world now,

and they bring with them a mirriad of bugs that their part of the world is experiencing.

 

You pick up bugs from door handles, atms, everywhere you touch and then touch your mouth, eyes or nose or close to someone who sneezes or coughs and bang you can get it.

 

Some times during the year Its germ city.

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Besides "Pattaya Throat" in my three trips I've had two small colds (most likely from planes/airports) and an infection in my finger that swelled up my hand. Not positive that was an infection or a bite but that was 6 months ago  and my finger is still a tad bigger than the same one on the other hand and has minor pain when I use it. USA doctor could never figure out what it was, Possibly Ghonna I think

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She's pretty much right. Unless you're in a brand new hotel with brand new air con then not running the aircon at night helps a lot.

 

Aircons in most Thailand hotels seem to never be cleaned, serviced or have filters changed.

 

I guess you could have caught infection from a girl but the aircon is the likely culprit.

Correct Thais and also Philippina's rarely carry out any maintanace work, wait till it breaks down, Really need to clean filters, condenser fins semi annually otherwise efficiency goes down and evenually packs in completely

 

Throat infections can be caught by close contact with girls and going into enclosed spaces with los of people like gogo bars

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Correct Thais and also Philippina's rarely carry out any maintanace work, wait till it breaks down, Really need to clean filters, condenser fins semi annually otherwise efficiency goes down and evenually packs in completely

 

Throat infections can be caught by close contact with girls and going into enclosed spaces with los of people like gogo bars

 

 

Plus, it's amazing how well the AC unit works after a thorough cleaning. I have stayed at couple couple of places in Pattaya where I've seen them cleaning the AC units. When mine were first cleaned I was amazed by all the dirt that came out.

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You stayed at the SPAM WORD and, yes, anything could be flying out of the air conditioners in that place.

 

EDIT: Whoa! I know where he probably stayed and named the hotel. It looks like the board software is set up to block it. I wonder why?

 

Where you see "SPAM WORD" above is where I named the place.

 

I've had the exact same symptoms staying at Pattaya Bay Resort and Residence Gardens.

Last year it turned out to be a lung infection, NOT a throat infection. I didn't find that out until my "Pattaya cough" didn't go away after 10 days back in Aus.

I don't think it is purely a specific hotel problem.

 

I suspect it's more like an STD. But more chance of spreading.(you don't have to have sex!!)

You walk into a bar buy a couple of drinks, decide to move on, kiss the girl goodbye (on the lips or her cheek), just being friendly.

How many guys have done the exact same thing that night??

 

Excessive drinking, more exercise than your used too (2-3 pops a day)  and lack of sleep lowers our immune systems, we are probably going to catch something!

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I have had "aircon throat" more times than I care to remember. Fortunately it is easily treated with antibiotics.

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I think that if you do not fly often, you can catch throat infections easily from the plane ventilation systems.  Take a few days to incubate, then you come down with it, especially is you party too much and do not get rest.  It does not have to Pattaya.

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She's pretty much right. Unless you're in a brand new hotel with brand new air con then not running the aircon at night helps a lot.

 

Aircons in most Thailand hotels seem to never be cleaned, serviced or have filters changed.

 

I guess you could have caught infection from a girl but the aircon is the likely culprit.

I have stayed in hotels and quickly cleaned the filters myself....Just a quick rinse off and put it back....Amazingly  dirty...

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Well - have you tried contacting a real doctor rather than all these medical practitioners?

 

If you are on Walking Street after 4 am you are subjected to mass amounts of pollution.

Bht busses - BBQ's - motorbikes - cars - smokers - ladyboys etc.

 

Earlier in the evening - and day - Beach Road is similar on the vendor side.

I use the beach side for better air. Not good air just better.

 

Going in and out of cold or hot places does nothing to cause illness, colds etc.

It's bacteria and viruses not temperature. All the Eskimos would be dead by now.

 

 

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