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Doctor insights on: Common Diseases In Third World Countries

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Is female genital mutilation common in third world countries?

Is female genital mutilation common in third world countries?

It still occurs: According to the world health organization (2013), 140 million females have received female genital circumcisions. Read more

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Relatives from India are coming to live permanently with us could they carry diseases like hepatitis or malaria from third world country?

Relatives from India are coming to live permanently with us could they carry diseases like hepatitis or malaria from third world country?

Maybe: They won't transmit malaria. Most Americans have already had hepatitis A subclinically, and are immune to hepatitis B. Hepatitis C travels by needles, mostly. Dengue and Chikungunya need an arthropod vector. I wouldn't be concerned. Have a good time with your relatives. Read more

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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

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Are lobotomies performed in third-world countries?

Are lobotomies performed in third-world countries?

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

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Is rabies more prevalent in third world countries?

Is rabies more prevalent in third world countries?

YES: These countries may have less access to the vaccine, and fewer pets are vaccinated against it. Read more

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Are rotavirus infections generally deadly in third world countries?

Are rotavirus infections generally deadly in third world countries?

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

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What is the current status of glaucoma today in third world?

What is the current status of glaucoma today in third world?

Research: Looking for more cost-effective ways to screen for the asymptomatic disease and looking for better surgical treatments that don't have as many complications or require as much followup. Read more

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You believe telemedicine is going to resolve the problems in third world?

You believe telemedicine is going to resolve the problems in third world?

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

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Why can't united states provide free and quality health care to all when third world countries can?

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

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Advice for giving birth in a foreign (third world) country?

Advice for giving birth in a foreign (third world) country?

Ask consulate: Call the us consulate. Ask them where they go to deliver their babies. Read more

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How do children contract HIV and what is being done in third world countries?

How do children contract HIV and what is being done in third world countries?

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

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Having cystic fibrosis would it be unsafe to travel to a third world country?

Having cystic fibrosis would it be unsafe to travel to a third world country?

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. Read more

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What kind of incurable blindness can a baby be born with in third world?

What kind of incurable blindness can a baby be born with in third world?

Corneal scarring: Corneal scarring and ulceration related to infections especially to measles and trachoma is the most important cause, followed by corneal blindness resulting from vitamin a deficiency. Congenital rubella is another important cause for cataract/blindness. Read more

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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?

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. Read more

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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

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What is the most common genetic disorder in the U.S.?

What is the most common genetic disorder in the U.S.?

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