Cambodian doctors and treatments

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Cambodian doctors and treatments

Postby marklatham » Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:30 am

Cambodian doctors, especially in the bush are shockers.
The more time one lives with cambodians the more one despairs of their ignorance.
Our daughter has a cold or the flu.I have had a shocking flu for over a week and I have been taking cold and flu tablets and drinking a lot of water and other fluids.
Our daughter has a fever which comes and goes but she has a much milder version of the flu than me or another mate with the same condition.
Yesterday the bush doctor gave her two injections-what could he possible inject her with that would change anything?
This morning the crew were up early to take daughter to have a blood test-a peenut cheeum.
What the hell for?
I think that I have dissuaded them.
Obviously the possibility of a dirty needle comes up,got to be a bigger risk than living with the flu for a week or two.
If they come home with a handful of bullshit tablets from the pharmacy i will spew.
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Postby willie » Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:03 am

Shame on you, you know better. You let the bush doctor touch or treat your child without knowing his competency. There are some good Khmer doctors, but not many I would want to treat my child. Some of the doctors that work with Gloria are ok.

There is also a good looking nurse that works there.
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Postby SunSan » Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:59 am

Wait until they coin her. Then you'll be hopping!

Get her out of the bush and into Gavin Scott's clinic, Mark. The sooner, the better.
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Postby violet » Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:54 am

I currently have a Khmer friend who is trying to kindly bully me into a coin rubbing as I've ill for about 5 days (hence being on here :) ) ... A coin rubbing is something to avoid, you reckon? lol
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Postby LuckyIrishman » Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:57 am

violet wrote:I currently have a Khmer friend who is trying to kindly bully me into a coin rubbing as I've ill for about 5 days (hence being on here :) ) ... A coin rubbing is something to avoid, you reckon? lol


Gawk ka-joel? Sounds like fun, then gotta get the suction cup on your forehead! :D
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Postby marklatham » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:03 pm

Shame on me-the kid spends half her time in the bush,what can i do?
I have turned khmer long ago and usually go with the flow.
Go to gavin scott-no thanks.
i have a very good story that i obviously cannot share....
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Postby SunSan » Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:34 pm

The suction cups are ok for a laugh.

Coining is dangerous. Don't do that shit.
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Postby andyinasia » Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:12 pm

There ARE good honest bush doctors. I'm working with one in Kampong Speu. However, they are hard to find if you're not one of the community, and I know too many Cambodians who've been shafted by charlatans, particularly when they have sick kids.
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Postby fopro » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:17 pm

This is the height of irresponsibility. If she needs a doctor's attention, get her out of the bush and to a real doctor - whether that be Gavin Scott, SOS, Naga or whoever. Do not let the Cambodian quacks inject her with anything or give her any medicines that you do not fully understand. You are playing with your daughter's life.
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Postby Fox Mulder » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:30 pm

Agree with fopro 100%
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Postby jm » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:17 pm

Andy wrote:There ARE good honest bush doctors. I'm working with one in Kampong Speu.


My daughter spends a good deal of time with her grandparents in Kompong Speu so I'd appreciate having contact info.

Sunsan wrote:The suction cups are ok for a laugh.


I like the cups and people in the US pay good money these days to get cupped. They don't cure anything but I'll wager they probably do more good than harm. I feel like a million bucks after a session.

I've been quite satisfied thus far with the care my daughter has received from Marissa (Dr. Marissa Regino-Manampan).
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Postby SunSan » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:24 pm

The cups are ok, I don't think they do any harm and they're good if you have a newbie friend in the far east for the first time.

Natural healers can probably help in the case of broken bones, mild illnesses, maybe temporary (drug induced) mental problems by applying natural cures.

I'm pretty sure injecting people with whatever or dispensing tablets shouldn't be considered natural cures.
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Postby jm » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:53 pm

Cambodians love of injections, pills, and nose meat removal is absolutely frightening (as is the state of the health delivery "system" generally. It's amazing anybody lives to 60 in this country without first being poisoned, whether by bush doctors or local quacks.
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Postby andyinasia » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:08 pm

jm wrote:
Andy wrote:There ARE good honest bush doctors. I'm working with one in Kampong Speu.


My daughter spends a good deal of time with her grandparents in Kompong Speu so I'd appreciate having contact info.


In the vicinity of Road #4, about 20 min drive past K. Speu market? If so, call me :D
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Postby SunSan » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:24 pm

jm wrote:Cambodians love of injections, pills, and nose meat removal is absolutely frightening (as is the state of the health delivery "system" generally. It's amazing anybody lives to 60 in this country without first being poisoned, whether by bush doctors or local quacks.

Nose meat or nose shit?

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