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Panas-Dingin

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Gratilla, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. Gratilla

    Gratilla Member

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    Last night I suffered a bout of debilitating panas-dingin; the third time in four years. The good news is that it lasted less than three hours compared to the first time of almost 3 days and the second of under a day.

    The debilitating symptoms are extreme cold shivers such as to make movement impossibly painful. No amount of warm fluffy duvets have any positive effect.

    I originally thought that it was recurrent malaria with the bodies immune system becoming increasingly effective, but "no" my friends tell me. Doctor tell us that "panas-dingin" is well "panas-dingin", a websearch doesn't help and GoogooTX offers "chills". Hmmm.

    It's pretty common out here in the tropics and I'm sure others have succumed.

    But what is it exactly?
     
  2. Banana72

    Banana72 Member Charter Member Cager

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    I wonder if there's some kind of a virus going on or an extreme weather change that might make our body icky (no that's not a medical term.....). Another thing that can get confusing for people is in Indonesia they just have one word 'flu' (even though it might be just 'cold' instead of flu). Be glad that whatever you had went away in three hours..I was not feeling too well about two weeks ago, but got well with only a bit of anihistamine and panadol (wife always insisted to take antibiotics..). Not so lucky a couple days ago, I got a really bad sinus pain and pretty bad chills, ended up taking antibiotic and maybe a coincidence, I got much better the next day.
     
  3. harryopal

    harryopal Active Member Charter Member

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    Not a very pleasant condition. It sounds like Ross River Virus which is endemic in Australia, PNG and other parts of the Pacific. There are many other forms of encephalitis that are carried by mosquitoes and ticks which cause symptoms as you have described. I am not familiar with specialist infectious disease hospital or clinics here but it might we as well to see if you can get further advice.
     
  4. waarmstrong

    waarmstrong Well-Known Member Charter Member Cager

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    I know Australia has its own language, but did not realize it had its own diseases.
     

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