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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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
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.
Ask consulate: Call the us consulate. Ask them where they go to deliver their babies.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
Depends: If a child has minimal symptoms from his cf, he might be fine. He will have more trouble getting medical care in a third world country if he becomes ill, however. The more complicated the CF is, the more risky such a trip would be.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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?
See DR: 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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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