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    The "Comic Cuts" and the aftermath

    Was not sure what section to put this, so it is a Rant of sorts, but am asking this as genuine question.

    When we travel to LOS or similar countries in fact, the food, maybe the copious quantity of alcohol plays havoc with the guts and we spend a bit of time at the "porcelein bus" (trying to keep the topic out of the gutter here 5555.)

    Some cop it a bit worse and end operating from "both ends" and possibly losing upto 48 hours of quality holiday time. Last trip I copped it second last night and it ruined my last 24 hours there and carried on for a good 3/4 days when I got back.

    So my Rant Questions are what precautions do some of our experienced BM's take or do to reduce the likely scenario's, by that I mean pre precautions, to maybe not get it at all and/or recovery remedies if you end up down that path.?

    Bombs away 555
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    I think your biggest problem will be with the local water.... I go to my folks place and they're on tank water and every time I drink it I get the sh1ts...
    I hear of people going to all sought of precautions to try prevent it while travelling- only drinking bottled water, watching what type of food you eat even using bottled water to brush your teeth... from what I've heard it only takes a drop in your mouth while taking a shower... A couple of trips ago I caught some sought of bug and ended up loosing 8kg, went to a local chemist got some charcoal tablets and anti-biotics and was good as gold a day later... I'm happy to seek the cure rather than go to huge lengths to maybe prevent it...
    Just remember AM there's only 1/2 a dozen of us ATM able to access this thread as it's in level 2 could be a more general thread of worth to all

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    Thats a hard one so many factors.....Number one i think is very careful eating some Farang food.
    Not sure if Thai's understand prep and how long some items of food can be kept. Mrs W has tried to poison me and i have had to quietly get rid of food she would have fed me.
    Stay away from foods that have given you trouble in the past.
    Mrs W has said that dry chili will effect your stomach less than fresh chili.
    Beware under cooked chicken!!
    I remember my first trip brushing my teeth with bottled water....gave that up smart quick 5555
    Under cooked chicken has made me sick i am sure and quite sick.
    If you start to feel bad get the Amodium into you smartly can dull the effects.
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    Very good question and I hope tomorrow morning I do not suffer from too much time with the porcelein bus 555. Normally I try to have a bottle of water between every second drink. Seems to help a little but later on in the night i forget the water 555

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    Every time I have been badly ill in Thailand it has been food poisoning. I brush my teeth using tap water for months on end with no ill effects. But one dodgy meal... like oysters.... and a near-death experience awaits.... 555

    Sea food and under-cooked meats are the big dangers...

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    Prawns...oysters.....fish in curries.....ding ding ding ding.
    Thats why i love market fish. I will have that one and then watch the guy kill it scale it gut it and cook it.
    Never going to get sick doing that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wabbits View Post
    Prawns...oysters.....fish in curries.....ding ding ding ding.
    Thats why i love market fish. I will have that one and then watch the guy kill it scale it gut it and cook it.
    Never going to get sick doing that!
    The trouble is I love seafood restaurants! I can avoid oysters though from now on... but prawns... I love em... like a moth to a flame..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Distantpeak View Post
    The trouble is I love seafood restaurants! I can avoid oysters though from now on... but prawns... I love em... like a moth to a flame..
    Me too, love oysters and prawns scallops.
    In LOS i have never had oysters, do not like the prawns i have had i think only farmed ones.
    Love Japanese with raw tuna and Salmon yuummmm.
    Prawns especially worry me though bite into one and its a little mushy.....tick tick 4 hours...how am i feeling 555
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    Quote Originally Posted by wabbits View Post
    Beware under cooked chicken!!
    Under cooked chicken has made me sick i am sure and quite sick.
    If you start to feel bad get the Amodium into you smartly can dull the effects.
    THe chicken was what got me last trip pretty sure, Chicken with a wine sauce, could have almost put it back on the plate and noone would have the wiser 5555, all went down, all came up.

    Quote Originally Posted by PatongBeachBoy View Post
    Just remember AM there's only 1/2 a dozen of us ATM able to access this thread as it's in level 2 could be a more general thread of worth to all
    Good point PBB, Wabbs has made the move.


    Quote Originally Posted by G4orce View Post
    Normally I try to have a bottle of water between every second drink. Seems to help a little but later on in the night i forget the water 555
    Great advice G4, but it seems to go missing with my good intentions everynight out on the squirt in LOS 555

    Quote Originally Posted by Distantpeak View Post
    Every time I have been badly ill in Thailand it has been food poisoning. I brush my teeth using tap water for months on end with no ill effects. But one dodgy meal... like oysters.... and a near-death experience awaits.... 555

    Sea food and under-cooked meats are the big dangers...
    Pretty sure the dodgy meal for me too, as I have a caste iron guts usually.
    The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese

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    It's a matter of your system getting used to the different types of bacteria in the foods here in Thailand compared to your home country. An occasional case of the squirts is fairly common for travelers here. For that, try Immodium or some other diarrhea type medicine to get you sorted. I also used to eat bread or cheese sandwiches to try and normalize my system some when that happened.

    Actual food poisoning is different, and can be quite severe. It can be a 24 hour type bug with puking, cold sweats, sh*tt*ng your brains out kind of thing, that will usually run its course and be done in a day. Happened to a friend of mine one evening. He said he felt faint, and suddenly he paled then turned literally green before my eyes. Ran to the hong nam and puked his guts out. He said he felt weak and tired all night, and had to do many bathroom runs (pun intended 555), but was okay by morning and back on the piss by the next night.

    Severe cases can bring almost flu-like symptoms, with fever, achy joints and/or back ache, vomiting and diarrhea and can last a few or several days if not treated. In this case it's best to see a doctor or go to a clinic. Although it's common, it is quite uncomfortable, and can be serious. Had a friend (same guy, poor sucker!) flat on his back for 3 days one trip before I finally went to a clinic and described his symptoms to the doc there. He gave me nausea pills, electrolytes (drink) for dehydration, and an antibiotic called Bactrim to take for about 5 days. That tightened him up eventually, but it surely ruined a few days of his vacation.

    Rule of thumb: Any suspected food related illness that lasts more than a day should be brought to a doctor's attention!

    Another idea is to talk to your doctor before leaving for your trip. Let him/her know about your concerns about possible dodgy food, and there is a shot they can give you to help prevent it. I want to say some form of hepatitis shot, but I forget exactly what it was. All too microbiological for me! 555 But your doc will know what to do.

    But most of all, you need to use your head as to what and where you eat! Lots of that street food and BBQ that's so tasty at the end of a night on the piss may have been sitting around all day with no refrigeration! And I for one refuse to eat any shell type seafoods, i.e. clams, oysters, c0ckles, etc. Fish or shrimps are okay (again depending where you buy them, and how they're cooked) but no shells for me, and nothing that's raw! And I also stopped eating the late nite bbq stuff off the streets. I always suspected that they were a bit of a gamble.

    Common sense goes a long way here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arliss Michaels View Post
    Was not sure what section to put this, so it is a Rant of sorts, but am asking this as genuine question.

    When we travel to LOS or similar countries in fact, the food, maybe the copious quantity of alcohol plays havoc with the guts and we spend a bit of time at the "porcelein bus" (trying to keep the topic out of the gutter here 5555.)

    Some cop it a bit worse and end operating from "both ends" and possibly losing upto 48 hours of quality holiday time. Last trip I copped it second last night and it ruined my last 24 hours there and carried on for a good 3/4 days when I got back.

    So my Rant Questions are what precautions do some of our experienced BM's take or do to reduce the likely scenario's, by that I mean pre precautions, to maybe not get it at all and/or recovery remedies if you end up down that path.?

    Bombs away 555
    Its could be the food itself, the kind of food that got you which your body does not like it. or it could be the quality of ingredient and how well they cook it like some of the members said before.

    Mr M. seem never have serious problem with food in Thailand yet, (leave me out of it because I have an iron stomach 55) but we both once nearly dead in Bali The Bali belly definitely exist. (same as Distantpeak experience in TH)

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    Not many places in the 3rd world where the markets have refrigeration.
    fly-blown cooked or uncooked chicken on a market stall worries me (but only me).
    I am no-one in Australia and a VIP in Thailand. I pick the latter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaffaman View Post
    Not many places in the 3rd world where the markets have refrigeration.
    fly-blown cooked or uncooked chicken on a market stall worries me (but only me).
    Or being driven around on a motorbike food cart in the dust and pollution....yummmm
    Whole cooked chicken worries be never cooked enough!
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    on my last trip to Penang we would eat at this street hawkers stand daily... one night we drove past it and the place looked alive, we happened to pull up at the traffic lights right next to it to see a good couple of dozen rats scurrying over the prep bench... it was the last time we ate there..

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatongBeachBoy View Post
    on my last trip to Penang we would eat at this street hawkers stand daily... one night we drove past it and the place looked alive, we happened to pull up at the traffic lights right next to it to see a good couple of dozen rats scurrying over the prep bench... it was the last time we ate there..
    umm, Is it in the city, umm there is a shopping center called "Island something, or something island, and just opposit this place, there is a food court behind some small business shops. They have beautiful food and good price. I just hope what you saw was not this place 555, we ate alot there...

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    Nother thing i did not like the idea of was going to little food stalls with precooked food that is thrown back in thwe fryer before it is served to you. I used to work with food (at a Maccas 555) but when i went to managment i was put through a whole heap of food handling courses and what not and this was a total no-no as well as many other things I have seen with food in LOS.

    One time at a restaurant in BKK a mate picked a Lobster out of a tank (still live) to be cooked, seconds after getting his food a cat was fishing for its own Lobster from the same tank. My mates lobster was not eaten after seeing that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs M. View Post
    Is it in the city... I just hope what you saw was not this place 555, we ate alot there...
    It was about halfway between George Town and Bata Faringhi... there is the Penang swimming Academy on the beach side and the food stand is right next to it

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatongBeachBoy View Post
    It was about halfway between George Town and Bata Faringhi... there is the Penang swimming Academy on the beach side and the food stand is right next to it
    Thats okay then 55, we eat at The batu feringhi alot, We only went to Penang once, and stayed only a week. We love it and would not mind going back again.

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