Dr. Omega Edwards

Infectious Disease
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
21 years experience male

Locations

International Medical and Technological University

Dar es Salaam

Address

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Directions

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Insurances accepted

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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
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Infectious Disease

Internal Medicine

Doctor Q&A

69 Answers
65 Agrees
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Varies: Sexually transmitted infections can cause various genital lesions. These lesions may be painful or painless, ulcer or flat or bumpy. They may be itchy... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 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
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Several uses: Ivermectin can be used to treat a parasitic infection called strongyloides. It is also commonly used to treat an ectoparasitic infection called scabie... Read More
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A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Immune Deficient?: You may have an immune system that is not functioning to its full potential. Perhaps your body is unable to make adequate antibodies needed to fight i... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Silent assassin: If you have unprotected sexual intercourse with someone that you are not 100% sure does not have a sexually transmitted infection (sti), then you need... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Anti-fungal: Valley fever is caused by dimorphic fungi called coccidioidomycosis. The spores from this fungus are usually inhaled and can cause a mild febrile illn... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Depends: Your doctor will choose a diagnostic test based upon what he or she thinks the diagnosis is. For example, if they suspect viral hepatitis, a simple bl... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Two to Tango: It is possible that your partner may have a yeast infection (balanitis) as well. He may need to be treated simultaneously to break the cycle.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Heat: Placing a warm compress over any abscess will promote maturation and spontaneous abscess drainage. How to make a warm compress: place 1/4 cup of water... Read More
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A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Highly unlikely: Highly unlikely that placing a needle into the back would lead to an infection in the urinary tract.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Gonorrhea and Chlamy: Gonorrhea and chlamydia can both be tested from a urine specimen.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
True infection?: If you have symptoms of a bladder infection (burning, having to go urgently or frequently, sometimes fever, ill feeling or acting confused) only then ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
CMD: You may have a bladder infection. You should have your urine analyzed by your doctor.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
No need: No need to wait. Some antibiotics are antagonistic if in the system simultaneously. These two will not antagonize each other. Proceed.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Contagious Viruses: Pink eye is a layperson term for viral conjunctivitis. Different types of "adenoviruses" cause infection usually in one eye. However, these viruses ar... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 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
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 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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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 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
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Make an appointment: There are many possible causes of your chronically swollen lymph node . An astute healthcare provider will arrive at the diagnosis by taking a careful... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 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
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Infectious Diseases: I would start with your own doctor . Perhaps your viral infection has evolved to a superimposed bacterial infection. Your doctor can help to sort thin... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 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
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Yes: Because of on going viral shedding, you may be contagious up to 5-6 days after the fevers began.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 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
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 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
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 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.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 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
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 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
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 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
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 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
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 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
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 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
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 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.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 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
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
What is your illness: It depends on the type of infection that you have.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Varies: Definitive treatent is surgical removal; although not usually necessary. Carefully selected antibiotics, taken as prescribed, should suffice. Trust yo... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 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
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 21 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
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Apr 24, 2013
Excellent and timely responses.
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Mar 8, 2012
the first time i've heard about manipulation. will do further research for myself. spiked my curiousity a lot:)
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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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