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    Anyone needed medical treatment in Spain?

    It seems no matter what you are treated for in Spain they put you on a drip?
    Medico Salus Clinic which is recommended by most holiday companies seems to be the worst offender, so do they have an ulterior motive?
    And do you think the holiday companies benefit from recommending them?
    Just doing a bit of research for a holiday and insurance company.
    Thanks for any replies and help.

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    All the hospitals down here on the Costa Del Sol seem to do that, and especially for foreigners as they think thye all drink too much and stay out in the sun and get dehydrated. Also they do anything that they can charge the insurance companies for.
    Although on the other side we have private medical insurance down here which covers everything including teeth and maternity and all for 96 euros a month per couple, and then they do every test you need with no arguments.
    so both sides

    think the assumption about heat+alcohol=dehydration is a pretty safe one in 90% of tourist cases lol, was first thing that sprang to mind when i saw spain+hospital+drip
    better give em a drip rather than be sued eh

    Mu friend is a local and they put them on a drip as well, not just tourists. She says that when you are unwell you dehydrate easily even when its not hot so they don't take the risk.........perhaps its the English hospitals that are saving money rather than the Spanish charging extra!!

    That or they always give you a shot in the bum....

    I was ill in magaluf, I got taken to the hospital put in a bed and a drip wedged in my arm for 3 days. I still dont even know what was wrong with me. The Drip worked though. I never died or anything.

    More money can be claimed for intrusive treatment :thumbsup:

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    Just refuse the drip if you think it contains mind control drugs.

    lumoruk;4271109

    Just refuse the drip if you think it contains mind control drugs.



    :thumbsup:

    I'm a nurse and they're probably being cautious and covering their own backs (as well as thinking "ooh quids in!! ka-ching!!") by putting people on saline drips. Like the others say above "heat and alcohol etc"....

    But being on a drip if you don't technically "need" one isn't really dangerous, unless you are drinking like a fish (any fluids) and that drip is dripping into you real fast - you could get too much fluid intake.

    i had a allergic reaction to god knows what which made my lips swell up hugeeee was funky lol and gastroenteritas in spain and i was just injected and given pills no drip

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    WeeWifie;4271318

    :thumbsup:I'm a nurse and they're probably being cautious and covering … :thumbsup:I'm a nurse and they're probably being cautious and covering their own backs (as well as thinking "ooh quids in!! ka-ching!!") by putting people on saline drips. Like the others say above "heat and alcohol etc"....But being on a drip if you don't technically "need" one isn't really dangerous, unless you are drinking like a fish (any fluids) and that drip is dripping into you real fast - you could get too much fluid intake.



    I'd refuse drip if i felt fine. Doesn't it make you urinate loads, if you're already hydrated.

    Original Poster

    Jed that is sooo funny! Im so glad you didn't die!!!

    Thank you so much everyone, I think the rehydrating makes sense for some things but I think the money aspect is more like it!
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