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What affect does financial status have on health?

What affect does financial status have on health?

Social determinants: Wealth doesn't guarantee health, but being poor can strain well-being. World health org calls this social determinants of health. In us, poorer neighborhoods often have less access to healthy foods, safe places to exercise; more crime, violence & stress. In developing world, may be less access to clean water, sanitation, food. Everywhere less access to healthcare services. Education best equalizer. ...Read more

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Impetigo (Definition)

Impetigo is a bacterial skin infection often caused by strep. The same bacteria that causes strep throat. Impetigo has a yellow crusty appearance of ...Read more


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Do you have to show financial status to a sperm bank. I'm 36 and on meds need to have 1st child stat!

Do you have to show financial status to a sperm bank. I'm 36 and on meds need to have 1st child stat!

For sperm deposits: For men who will undergo chemotherapy or radiation which might result in inability to produce sperm after treatment has started. They bank their sperm for future insemination. Your question suggests that u wish to get pregnant by artificial insemination. This would be performed at a fertility clinic. However, your history suggests numerous medical problems which might need 2b addressed first. ...Read more

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Do doctors have the right to refuse surgery because of financial status even if patient has already been admited?

Do doctors have the right to refuse surgery because of financial status even if patient has already been admited?

FINANCES&SURGERY: In us if a patient is admitted to a hospital and requires emergency surgery, by law it will be done.But if it is elective surgery and it will not cause any immidiate danger to the patient, then it can be scheduled in future and payment arrangement may be made.For hardship cases who can not afford to pay, have to qualify for charity care to pay for hospital bills, surgeons fee may have to be paid. ...Read more

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Where does impetigo start?

Where does impetigo start?

Impetigo: Impetigo is contagious, mostly from direct contact with someone who has it but sometimes from towels, toys, clothing, or household items. After starting, impetigo often spreads to other parts of the body. This is particularly common with impetigo in children. There may be mini epidemics in day-care centers. Bacteria that cause impetigo may enter through a break in the skin. ...Read more

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Can you fully heal impetigo?

Can you fully heal impetigo?

Yes: See your doctor so a culture can be taken and the proper antibiotics prescribed (it may be a combo of oral and topical antibiotics). With time the skin should fully heal. ...Read more

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What does impetigo look like?

What does impetigo look like?

IMPETIGO: Are skin infection with crusting or vesicles and pustules caused by staph or strep sometimes with ulcerations and bullae formation. ...Read more

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How does impetigo get started?

An abrasion or cut: Impetigo is a superficial skin infection. Your skin is covered with billions of bacteria all the time. It acts as a barrier to keep those bacteria out of your body. If you have an area of irritation or abrasion or cut which damages that barrier, the bacteria can cause a localized infection. If caught early, a topical antibiotic ointment may help. Otherwise oral medications may be needed. ...Read more

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How does impetigo usually spread?

Direct contact: Impetigo is a bacterial infection, and spreads by contact, either directly or indirectly through our hands. Hand washing is very important to prevent spread. ...Read more

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Will impetigo go away on its own?

Impetigo: Impetigo is a bacterial infection of the skin caused by Staphylococcus aureus. If the infection is mild then medications like mupurocin in ointment form should be enough. If it is severe then oral antibiotics will be needed. Make sure to complete the ab course Education is important - Hand washing - wash lenin and toes in hot water -cover infected parts -use disposable tissue paper to blow nose ...Read more

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How does impetigo start on your skin?

How does impetigo start on your skin?

Gettin under ur skin: Impetigo can occur when a germ, usually a strep or staph species, gets into the skin--often through a small scratch or wound. The germ can be in nasal passages or on your skin, esp hands and fingers. There are antibiotic ointments that can help it clear; sometimes oral antibiotics are necessary if it is widespread. Washing hands and using hand gels can keep it away! may need to see your dr for rx. ...Read more

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