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What Is A Tropical Disease
Not many: Chancroid is a bacteria which may be spread by sexual contact. It is seen in parts of asia and africa. The lepromatous form of leprosy is thought to be spread by water droplets from the nose or mouth so it is possible. Unfortunately most tropical diseases are spread by pararsites, mosquitos, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With simple exertion i now sweat, and also at night I have traveled to northern myanmar in jan. Trekking in the mts, can it be tropical disease?
Murine typhus: Rickettsia is a genus of non-motile, Gram-negative, non-sporeforming, highly pleomorphic bacteria that can present as cocci, rods or thread-like. Rickettsia mooseri is now called Rickettsia typhi. Onset is characterized by persistent headache, a high grade fever, and a cutaneous rash predominating on the trunk. ELISA tests are available and antibiotics should be started while tests are pending. ...Read more
Infectious disease: They may not know every tropical disease that occurs in the world but they are better informed than most of the other doctors. They can look up references and help you. ...Read more
This is second time I have tropical acne disease. İt's affect on my face chest and back. I'm started gym and i don't want to leave. What should I do?
Serious Rx: Hey Sandy -- I'm glad you're working out and there's no reason to stop. Start topical benzoyl peroxide up to 10% 2x/day or retinoic acid and get with your physician. It's either going to be a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline, or isotretinoin. The latter's not for the faint-hearted but you're tough -- a gym-goer. Best wishes ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Went 2 infectious disease doc for pathogen testing specific 2 south korea..He had no clue. What kind of doc should I see, tropical disease doc?
More Info needed: Perhaps we could help you if you told us what your symptoms are; what you worry about; and why you feel something is wrong. Korea is a very safe place to visit and there is little of any concern medically to anyone from there or who has visited there. ...Read more
Early vs late: Early symptoms of lymes (right after bite) can include a specific rash at the site of the bite, fatigue, headache, muscle and joint pain, fever, and swollen glands. One can also have neurological changes, eye concerns, and even heart concerns. Later symptoms usually include joint pain, neurological changes, and chronic skin changes. ...Read more
Parvovirus B19: Fifth disease, also known as erythema infectiosum, is a common infection caused by parvovirus b19. The virus causes fever, muscle aches and headache for about 7-10 days, then produces the characteristic "slapped cheek" appearing rash on the face. This rash can be itchy and spread to the trunk, arms and legs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No $$ in treating: These are diseases for which big pharma has or could make treatments but doesn't, because they're sufficiently rare that the companies would lose money. One of the things that i think politicians got right is requiring / giving incentives to companies to try to help these folks anyway. ...Read more
Les acaraphobes: "morgellon's disease" is delusional parasitosis, with the addition of delusion beliefs of inanimate objects in the lesion (e.g. Colored strings or fibers). Today the term "morgellons disease" is used by a community of internet folks who believe delusional parasitosis is a poorly understood "skin condition" & they dispute presence of an underlying psychological factor. ...Read more
Inherited: Gaucher's disease GD is an inherited / genetic metabolic disorder that causes an enzyme deficiency. This deficiency disables the process that allows for the breakdown of a class of compounds called glycolipids causing them to accumulate in abnormal concentration in various organs resulting in damage to these organs. ...Read more
Cirrhosis?: I think you mean cirrhosis. Cirrhosis is scarring and fibrosis of the liver. This is seen as the end product of a variety of illnesses. If the underlying disease is treated properlyl some cirrhosis may regress. If not, cirrhosis is treated by avoiding things that irritate the liver such as alcohol and acetaminophen, being immunized against liver diseases and screening / treating complications. ...Read more
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