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What do you advise if I'm going to kenya in august and need to know what vaccinations are required?

What do you advise if I'm going to kenya in august and need to know what vaccinations are required?

Kenya: Recommended Vaccines if going to Kenya include: Hepatitis A, Typhoid & the regulars (MMR, DTP, Varicella polio & flu shot). Malaria prophylaxis if going to low altitude regions. Yellow fever in some areas of Kenya. Hepatitis B if involved in behaviors that make that a risk. Meningitis if going to Kenya during dry season. ...Read more

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What kind of insect repellent do I need in kenya and tanzania?

What kind of insect repellent do I need in kenya and tanzania?

Repellents: Wear long pant & long sleeved shirts wi mosquito repellent w 35 to 50% DEET. Reapply repellent every 4 to 6 hours. If DMP is used should be at least 40% concentration. EHD at 30 to 50% concentration. See: http://www.kenyalogy.com/eng/info/datos2.html#malaria ...Read more

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Which types of medication do I need for my trip to kenya?

Which types of medication do I need for my trip to kenya?

Vaccines & Meds: Recommended Vaccines if going to Kenya: Hepatitis A, Typhoid & the regulars (MMR, DTP, Varicella polio & flu shot). Malaria prophylaxis if going to low altitude regions. Yellow fever in some areas of Kenya. Hepatitis B if involved in behaviors that make that a risk. Meningitis if going to Kenya during dry season. See a travel medicine specialist for more med recommendations (l.e. for diarrhea) ...Read more

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What health concerns should I be aware of before traveling to Kenya?

What health concerns should I be aware of before traveling to Kenya?

Kenya: accines for travel to Kenya include: Hepatitis A & B, Typhoid, polio, Tetanus-diphtheria, MMR & Yellow Fever. Rabies in some situations. “Malaria: Prophylaxis with Lariam (mefloquine), Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) (atovaquone/proguanil), or doxycycline is recommended for all areas except Nairobi and the highlands (above 2500 m) of Central, Eastern, Nyanza, Rift Valley, and Western Provinces.” Don't drink tap water. ...Read more

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Travelling from liberia to kenya, passed out in the plane and at the airport. Never fainted before. Ate and drank wine. What could be wrong?

Travelling from liberia to kenya, passed out in the plane and at the airport. Never fainted before. Ate and drank wine. What could be wrong?

Dehydration: If you are otherwise in good health, the most likely cause for this is dehydration, and i would recommend the you increase your water intake. If symptoms recur, persist or are associated with diarrhea or chest pain/palpitations i would seek additional medical care asap. ...Read more

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Is docking or kissing a girl from kenya witout penetration can transmite hiv? Need to do test?

Is docking or kissing a girl from kenya witout penetration can transmite hiv? Need to do test?

Kissing a girl: who comes from an HIV-prevalent area does result in more risk, but kissing is a very low risk behavior so I wouldn't worry about that. My understanding is that docking is between two males: placing one's penis inside the foreskin of another. If ejaculation occurs there would be a slight risk, but only if there were open skin--sore/cut/ulceration. Testing not needed after these. But Stay Safe! ...Read more

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I was with 2 girls from kenya.they did protrcted oral sex for me.I did kissing fingering and docking unprotected for them.no penetration.any hiv risk?

I was with 2 girls from kenya.they did protrcted oral sex for me.I did kissing fingering and docking unprotected for them.no penetration.any hiv risk?

This is safe: You will not get HIV though there is a small risk of gonorrhea. But please think about this. These women are probably trafficked from abject poverty in East Africa and exploited cruelly in Riyadh. Wouldn't you feel better about yourself as a man if you sought and shared real love where there is true mutual affection? You deserve better yourself. ...Read more

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Am a golfer and we are experiencing cold weather in kenya africa.What is the course of pain in my right humerous bone.

Am a golfer and we are experiencing cold weather in kenya africa.What is the course of pain in my right humerous bone.

Humerus pain: No idea based on your description. What part of your upper arm is it. If close to your shoulder it may be your neck, rotator cuff, ac joint. If distal near the elbow if may be from you neck, nerve from your neck, your elbow, or the bone itself. Could you provide more information like, exact location, how long it's been there, what makes it worse, better, ever had before, numbness or tingling? ...Read more

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Is rubbing the ass or butt for girl from kenya by penis without penetration cause any risk for hiv ? please help me i am so afraid

Is rubbing the ass or butt for girl from kenya by penis without penetration cause any risk for hiv ? please help me i am so afraid

Please get help: You have asked the same question and been reassured multiple times. You should not be having these obsessive thoughts. It is not a sign of weakness, but of strength, to get psychological help for these out-of-control and unrealistic fears. ...Read more

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While i was travelling to kenya, i had experienced breathlessness, as I do suffer from palpitations, should I take sleeping pills on my way back?

While i was travelling to kenya, i had experienced breathlessness, as I do suffer from palpitations,  should I take sleeping pills on my way back?

You could: Don't mix them with alcohol. Don't overdose. If they were prescribed to you, presumably you don't have any contraindications or allergies to them. The breathlessness and palpitations (whatever their cause) should not be exacerbated by sleeping pills (a benzodiazapine?). ...Read more

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I will be going on a safari in Kenya in March. Should I be concerned about having my birth control pills in an environment without climate control?

I will be going on a safari in Kenya in March. Should I be concerned about having my birth control pills in an 
environment without climate control?

Heat effects: Long term extreme heat can alter the chemical structure. This is more of a manufacturers warning related to long term storage for distribution channels. If you are concerned though you could always use condoms as back up while you are on your trip. ...Read more

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I'm having an acne break-out, my doctor tells me to keep away from the sun. How relevant is the sun in this case considering I was born and raised in kenya and only living in europe for a couple of years now?

I'm having an acne break-out, my doctor tells me to keep away from the sun. How relevant is the sun in this case considering I was born and raised in kenya and only living in europe for a couple of years now?

? Misunderstanding: Disorders with sun-sensitivity can develop at any age, especially from new immune disease, newly-symptomatic porphyria, or medications, and unrelated to where you grew up. Sunlight has little effect on real, common acne -- perhaps there is a misunderstanding. Acne is best managed by prescription meds; i start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative in the mix. ...Read more

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Do you need to get a yellow fever vaccine to travel to Kenya?

Do you need to get a yellow fever vaccine to travel to Kenya?

Kenya: "Recommended for all travelers greater than nine months of age, except that those whose itinerary is limited to the North Eastern Province; the states of Kilifi, Kwale, Lamu, Malindi, and Tanariver in the Coastal Province; and the cities of Mombasa and Nairobi, need the vaccine only if at risk for a large number of mosquito bites." See: http://www.mdtravelhealth.com/destinations/africa/kenya.php ...Read more

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I need a gynecologist in my area?

I need a gynecologist in my area?

Research: To find a gynecologist (or any other physician), there are several ways to go about getting the info you need. Ask your friends who they use, go the the local hospital's website and click on "find a doctor, " contact the local medical association, or go to the website for those board certified specialties. For gynecologist, the american college of obstetricians & gynecologists, www.Acog.Org. ...Read more

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How could a gynecologist help me?

How could a gynecologist help me?

In many ways: Seeing your gyn every year is a good idea. Though there are discussions in the literature about the need for yearly pap smears, it is prudent to see your gyn for a complete breast and pelvic exam, as well as to review your needs re: birth control, calcium/ vit d intake, breast self exam, diet, exercise, and to have a second set of eyes, in addition to your pmd, to evaluate you for non-gyn issues. ...Read more

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Can going to the gynecologist hurt?

Can going to the gynecologist hurt?

Should not: Be too uncomfortable depending on what your situation is , most gyns take pride in not trying to cause pain when they do a pelvic exam, i rec going to a board certified experienced gyn. ...Read more

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I need advice from a gynecologist ?

I need advice from a gynecologist ?

Here to Help: There are many Gynecologist here on Healthtap. We are here to help. You may ask general questions here or you can schedule a virtual visit with an healthtap Obgyn at your convenience anytime. ...Read more

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When should I go to a gynecologist?

When should I go to a gynecologist?

Age 18: I usually recommend a appointment with a gynecologist by age 18 or prior to a woman becoming sexually active; sooner if there are any menstrual problems. ...Read more