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Dr. Omega Edwards

Infectious Disease
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
20 years experience male

Locations

International Medical and Technological University

Dar es Salaam

Address

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Directions

Practice website

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Blue Cross of California

CIGNA Health Care

Health Net Of California

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

Dr. Edwards is a Board Certified Infectious Diseases Specialist and is currently a Faculty Member at IMTU (International Medical and Technological University) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He is a Cornell Graduate, earned his medical degree from Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn, New York. He completed his Residency and Chief Residency at a Yale Affiliated Hospital in Norwalk, Connecticut. After completing his Infectious Disease Fellowship at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island and after maintaining an infectious diseases practice in Camarillo, California for 5 years, Dr Edwards and his family are career missionaries serving in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania..

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Infectious Disease

Internal Medicine

Doctor Q&A

69 Answers
65 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Yes: Any antibiotic including, Doxycycline can increase your risk of getting c. Difficile diarrhea. However, because Doxycycline has poor activity against ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
See a doctor: A physician will ask you very specific questions and will examine you to figure out your problem. Therefore go visit a doctor.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Synergistic : It is ok to take canesten while using metrogel. Why? 1. Canesten taken orally should not significantly interact with Metrogel placed directly into t... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Resistance is futile: Amoxicillin and clavulanate (augmentin) work together to kill resistant bacteria. Some bacteria can make an enzyme (beta-lactamase) that can render Am... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Cations: Any cations (calcium, zink, etc) will bind to ciprofloxaxin and therebye inhibit absorption. Therefore, you should wait at least two hours between the... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Pain: An infection in the uterus is called endometritis. Symptoms usually include lower abdominal or pelvic pain. Low-grade fever or vaginal discharge may a... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Cytomegalovirus: CMV is a virus that most people have been exposed to. The virus may cause a mild flu-like illness initially and then becomes latent (inactive). In the... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Gross but Good: Studies show that consuming the stool (feces) of a close contact is just as effective in treating clostridium difficile associated diarrhea (cdad) as ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
CDC: Cdc.Gov is an excellent source of information about hepatitis c. They also have a questions hotline. Check with your local health department as well.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Don't squeeze: Squeezing a boil before it is ready to release its white blood cells (pus) may be harmfull. Squeezing may cause local tissue damage that may make the ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Yes: Because of on going viral shedding, you may be contagious up to 5-6 days after the fevers began.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Call your doctor: Balanitis is usually caused by a yeast (candida) infection. Hence, an antifungal ointment may suffice. Off the record: go to the doctor! god only gave... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Toothpaste?: Some toothpastes contain sodium lauryl sulfate. This substance can cause the aphthous ulcers you describe. Check the ingredients on your paste - espec... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Varies: Possible causes: bone was infected prior to fracture. Bone became infected after fracture and before surgery. Infection occurred during or after surge... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
No: A lung nodule caused by coccidioidomycosis (cause of valley fever) is just a clump of inflammatory debri. This is the bodies' way of "wrapping up" the... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Decolonization: Talk to your doctor about MRSA decolonization. I usually decolonize any patient that has a history of recurrent MRSA infections. I think decolonizing ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Chill: The inflammation of the conjunctiva (whites of the eye) can be treated with artificial tears that have been chilled in the refrigerator. Ice can be us... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
No difference: If your bladder is over active, it is unlikely that you would be able to hold it long enough to increase your risk of an infection. Go when ever conve... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Third best treatment: Selenium sulfide found in selsun blue kills the fungi (malassezia furfur) that causes tinea versiclolor. Applying the shampoo, letting it dry on for 1... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Yes: An abscess is simply a collection of white blood cells fighting bacteria or other types of microorganisms. If the white blood cells are unable to get... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Don't treat: Don't have your urine analized if you are not having symptoms. Treating asymptomatic bacteruria can lead to bacteria figuring out how to resist being ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Varies: Some used a six foot ditch while others used the "rock pile" method. Seriously, not all cases of untreated appendicitis is fatal. Thanks to modern med... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Lumpy Jaw Syndrome: This syndrome is caused by a bacteria called actinomyces. Your doctor will be needed to help figure the actual cause of your problem.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Highly unlikely: Amoxicillin usually does not cause hyperactivity or drowsiness. With that being said, any medication can cause any type of reaction in anyone. An inte... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Varies: Appendicitis may present in various ways. Common symptoms include a nagging pain in the lower abdomen, nausea and vomiting, decreased appetite and a ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Infection: The muscle of the bladder (detrussor muscle) becomes irritated during a bladder infection. The bladder becomes inflamed, tender and spasms. This is... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Dynamic: An infection control nurse has multiple duties. Here is a short list: monitor rates of hospital acquired infections, investigate outbreaks, monitor ra... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Diagnosis?: What part of the baby is infected with citrobacter? Head, chest, belly, bladder, etc? Knowing which part of the body is infected (diagnosis) is more ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Third best treatment: Selenium sulfide found in selsun blue kills the fungi (malassezia furfur) that causes tinea versiclolor. Applying the shampoo, letting it dry on for 1... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Collateral Damage: Our immune system turns on its defenses after exposure to group a strep (strep throat for example). The bacteria is targeted and eliminated. Sometimes... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Man or Woman: An enlarged prostate could be obstructing the flow of urine. Take a look at the picture to the left. Your doctor may have to perform a digital rectal ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Yes: Methicillin resistant staph aureus (MRSA) can be deadly if the bacteria enters the blood stream. This very sticky bacteria can travel to the heart and... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
What is your illness: It depends on the type of infection that you have.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Varies: Definitive treatent is surgical removal; although not usually necessary. Carefully selected antibiotics, taken as prescribed, should suffice. Trust yo... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Irritating: Irritation of the inner lining of the bladder. A large number of bacteria in the urine can cause the immune system to ramp up its defenses in the blad... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
See your doctor: There are many possible causes for your headache. Perhaps the rate of flow needs to be decreased. It may be the cause by the antibiotics themselves. I... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Blood Clot: Thrombosis means a condition of having a blood clot somewhere. Cavernous sinus is a "type of vein" found in the brain. An infection that occurs in str... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Don't Blame Momma: The colons of some earthlings have clostridium difficile strains that secrete excessive amounts of toxin. This toxin is what causes the colon to becom... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Diagnosis needed: Diffuse lymphadenopathy in an HIV patient needs to be evaluated fairly soon. Before recommending a treatment, your healthcare provider must ascertain... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Don't Squeeze: It sounds like you may have a furuncle (small boil). Your lymph nodes are probably reacting to the infection. Many patients make the mistake of squee... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Itchy to itch free: You will become more itchy once treatment for scabies has started. Why? Your body is already reacting to the presence of the mites and mite poop. Once... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Make an appointment: It is difficult to make an assessment of your problem through this venue. And since god only gave you two ears, i recommend that you see your healthc... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Aphthous Ulcers: May not be herpes at all. Involvement of the tongue is unusual. Not responding to Acyclovir is also unusual for herpes. You probably have aphthous ulc... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Safe vs Sorry: Listeria is a bacteria found in soft cheeses. It's possible that the heat from the oven would kill the bacteria. It is also possible that some of the ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Get Married: I presume your urologist is managing your chronic prostatitis well. That said, neither chronic prostatitis nor erectile dysfunction should prevent you... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Small Blister: Herpes usually looks like a small blister. Classically, the blister or blisters appears to be on top of red skin. These blisters can be found on the g... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Reactive Airway: Your sore throat may have secondary to a viral infection. Viral infections typically cause post-viral bronchospasm even if one does not have a history... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Gastroenteritis: Viral gastroenteritis is one of the worst infections to have. It is also one of the most contagious (high attack rate). A diet of crackers and sips of... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Unlikely: Our skin is a large organ that serves as our first line of defense against infection. A tiny cut from a razor is not a significant challenge for us.... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Varies: In the ideal situation it would take about 10 to 14 days. There are many variables that contribute to the rate of healing for each person. Because of ... Read More

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Apr 24, 2013
Excellent and timely responses.
HealthTap member
Mar 8, 2012
the first time i've heard about manipulation. will do further research for myself. spiked my curiousity a lot:)
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Edwards is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thank you!! I didn't want to stop using it cause its helping my alopecia bald spots to grow back!!! :)
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does this virus affect the elbows. I was just in the Caribbean Isla
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great. didnt just force drugs. very clear and informative

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, NY
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

NORWALK HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Ventura, CA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Ventura, CA - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Ventura, CA - Winter
2013
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