Avoiding anaphylaxis in Thailand
January 25, 2012 8:14 AM Subscribe
We will be spending 2 weeks in Thailand (Phuket, Chiang Mai and Bangkok). My wife has anaphylaxis to peaches which has been recently discovered. In my research, it seems that peaches aren't prevalent in Thailand at all, but to be safe, I'm looking for some help translating key phrases into Thai and general advice.
posted by dripdripdrop to travel & transportation around Thailand (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Has anyone encountered peaches in Thailand? It's our first trip since she was diagnosed, so we're probably erring on the cautious side. We will be bringing twinject epi-pens and have registered with IATA in case medical attention is needed. Currently we know peaches are the main culprit, but it is diagnosed as White Birch Pollen, although no other fruits have triggered a reaction, who knows with fruits we've never tried before.
We'd like to know how to say (or have it written/printed out on a piece of paper):
"I have an allergy to peaches that can cause death. Are there peaches in this?"
Also, should something go wrong *knocking on wood now* and we need to use the epi-pen and then go to the hospital, how would we communicate:
"I am having an anaphylaxis reaction. I have taken an injection of epinephrine."
Can we assume they would know what to do from there? Any other advice on seeking medical care in Thailand would be appreciated.