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Common Diseases In Third World Countries
It still occurs: According to the world health organization (2013), 140 million females have received female genital circumcisions. ...Read more
Relatives from India are coming to live permanently with us could they carry diseases like hepatitis or malaria from third world country?
Is there a test similar to the elisa, or the IFA that detects higher than normal levels of antibodies across a wide array of third world diseases all at once with one test? Basically an antibody test where mass cross-reactivity is preferred?
No: It wood not be cost effective, and would encourage over treatment of false positives. If anyone has offered you such a test, you may be dealing with a scam. ...Read more
Hi, Does HeathTap have any services for people from third world countries? What I mean is a discount in the prices? Thanks
I Don't Know: You are on the free sight where can ask questions for free. You need to ask the owners because the doctors on here are unable to make that decision. ...Read more
NO: There so many meds available now that lobotomies are rarely done. Also a lot of third world countries do not have neurosurgery services available. ...Read more
Yes. They can be.: Rotavirus causes around 500, 000 deaths annually in kids under the age of 5, almost all of which occur in 3rd world countries. It is spread by fecal oral route and causes copious diarrhea and vomiting which then causes severe dehydration and even death secondary to this dehydration. Clean water an sanitary conditions would prevent most deaths. ...Read more
Partially: Telemedicine is likely to allow medical specialists to help people in remote locations. I am of the opinon that telemedicine is unlikely to deliver much routine or basic care. Other technologies can help with basic health care by allowing people access to medical information (such as healthtap) and connecting people with health concerns to the medical providers. ...Read more
Why can't united states provide free and quality health care to all when third world countries can?
They don't either: Health care avaialabilty and cost to individuals vary the world around. Many developing countries provide subsidized health care for their citizens. Many also depend upon the generosity of other govermnments or ngo's for funding. The quality and availabltiy of healthcare varies tremedously country to country. Citizens in the usa who want subsidized health care need to work with their governement. ...Read more
What should I do to stop bleeding from an accident victim? (severe bleeding). (no 911, third world).
Seek medical help: You orobably severed an imoortant vessel. Please have it checked. ...Read more
Ask consulate: Call the us consulate. Ask them where they go to deliver their babies. ...Read more
Childhood HIV: Most through childbirth or breast feeding from an infected mother. Sexual abuse is certainly involved in some. Blood transfusion may account for some. In third world countries there are intensive efforts to prevent and treat while educating the population. See who web site for hiv/aids. ...Read more
My doctor said that everyone in the third world countries is positive to have a tuberculosis, is that even true?
Not everyone,: But a much higher percentage than in the usa. ...Read more
Ihave serious jock itch with discoloration. I live in nepal a third world country. I am considering garlic treatment but my skin is sensitive. Llease hel?
If a DR's visit is impossible, then perhaps you could go to the pharmacy and get advice about what medications are available to you in your location.
I am not familiar with garlic treatment for your condition.
Rather get help from one of the above. ...Read more
Last three years I have tested eos 7.8 or higher on blood test. Doctors have said it is just do to stress (but would be parasite if I visited a third world country). Should I be concerned?
Seek help: Your eosinophilia count could possibly speak for a parasite, but you may have an allergic condition. See a gastroenterologist or possibly an allergist to see you have a problem. ...Read more
Too complex to answer: There are Mendelian disorders: X-linked recessive, X-linked dominant, autosomal dominant, and autosomal recessive. There are genetic disorders caused by abnormal amounts of chromosomal material: trisomies, deletions, and duplications. The largest group are disorders in which there is clearly a genetic component, but non-genetic factors are also important. No easy answer. ...Read more
In us, commonest causes are campylobacter (undercooked chicken), norovirus, clostridium perfringens, salmonella (undercooked eggs, poultry sprouts), toxigenic e. Coli (multiple sources including undercooked meat, dirty veggies, etc), bacillus (rice), staph (creamy, mayonaise), vibrios (shellfish); also outbreaks of hepatitis a.
Wash your hands, wash your veggies, keep dirty separate from clean. ...Read more
I would say so: The majority of kids will have this before school age and have blood evidence of prior infections by the time they are teens. I see a case every month in the office and others are labeled during a phone call to the office. Rarely (once every few years) I see kids pass it to their parents who must have missed it as a kid. ...Read more
"Lockjaw" starts 1st:
spasms of face & neck, with drooling, difficulty swallowing/breathing. Spasms progress to entire body, with arched back & neck. They last a few minutes, but are relentlessly repetitive for 3-4 weeks (if patient lives that long) & strong enough to break bones or suffocate the patient
Systemic signs include high blood pressure, rapid heart rate, sweating, nervous system dysfunction & death. ...Read more
It is an infection.: Chagas disease occurs mainly in South America but can also occur in the United States. Trypanosoma cruzi is the name of the parasite that causes the disease. The parasites are transmitted between animals and humans by triatomine bugs (also known as kissing bugs). The disease primarily affects the heart, esophagus and colon. ...Read more
Wide array of symtom: Crohn's can occur anywhere in the GI tract from one end to the other. Because of this the symptoms vary widely. The most common sites are the small intestine and colon. Because of the crohn's will commonly present with abdominal pain, cramping and diarrhea. Of course many other things cause this as well. If symptoms like this persist they should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more
Hope this helps:
Babies can be broken down into various age groups - we often view those under 2 months old for certain infections for that range vs over 2 months. I found this article with links to other good ones to help you hone down the age group you are interested in.
https://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/commoninfantandnewbornproblems. Html ...Read more