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Where Do People With Thyphus Get Care
Hospital: Typhus is still very much with us, especially scrub typhus, which is a scourge of much of asia. Chemicals to keep the arthropod vectors away may help some, and we may hope for a vaccine. Typhus isn't catching person-to-person unless the blood-sucking creature carries it, but it is too severe to manage at home. ...Read more
How do health care professionals deal with patients that have aids or hiv? Do they have to wear thicker gloves?
Same as for non HIV : Patients with aids or hiv+ are treated the same by doctors as any other patient. We use universal precautions with all patients, so all blood is considered "possibly infected", whether its a newborn or a patient in a nursing home. For normal patient visits there is no need to wear gloves because you cannot "catch" HIV unless it gets in your bloodstream, which doesn't happen in an office setting. ...Read more
How do you get a person who have symptoms of alzheimer's to see a doctor, when they are in denial?
If you work in health care how do you deal with patients that have aids or hiv? What special precautions?
Universal precaution: All healthcare workers should be familiar with universal precautions. That is, treat every patient as though they are infected with HIV or hepatitis. If you obey that rule, then you don't have to take any special precautions. You always wear gloves when handling anything that could have body fluids on it, all sharps go in a sharp container regardless if it is from a newborn or a prostitute etc. ...Read more
2 basic ways: A mom who became infected before or during pregnancy can infect the child before or during the birth process. The child can have incidental exposure to hep b later in life. The hep b is a sturdy germ, people have been infected with a needle stick cleaning a long abandoned house. Immunization at or soon after birth has begun to decrease the incidence of hep b disease in countries with the practice. ...Read more
Doctors say to go to a major medical center for cancer issues. What do people usually do when they live hundreds of miles away with follow up visits?
Initial consult: If there is no oncologist in your community and a complex tumor problem exists whether requiring surgical oncology, chemotherapy or radiation , a consult at the nearest Cancer Center should be made. If the Center believes they should initiate treatment they will but as to further management, they will refer you to an individual closer to your home for long term follow up and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How often do you get sick with full blown AIDS and how often do you get sick if you are a rapid progressor ? What type of sickness do we get in this ?
AIDS: hard to say how often one will be sick once AIDS is present, but the risk of dying and being sick from other opportunistic infections is high without treatment, diseases such as tuberculosis, lymphoma, pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, toxoplasmosis, cytomegalovirus infection etc... are very prevalent in AIDS ...Read more
Google: Google is a good source for initial contact, make sure the source you contact is affiliated with a us medical school. ...Read more
Gentics and : Environment. Cancers are complex diseases and arise from a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Both genes and environment differ for even members of the same family. Not only cancers but other diseases affect different members differently due to variations in genetic makeup, diet, occupation etc. ...Read more
Quite a few: One hallmark of autism is impaired ability to relate to other people. In fact this is a disease characteristic. Paradoxically many autistic persons as well as others with communicate, emotional, or behavioral disorders, can relate quite well to animals. This tendency is not universal however amongst autistic patients. ...Read more
Yes: Transitional living facilities still exist but have become harder to find. Some were excellent programs that included supervised living, therapy and rehab services. ...Read more
For someone suffering with agoraphobia, how do they find a doctor who does home visits so they can get help?
MayTake Some Digging: I'd recommend searching for a clinical psychologist who specializes in treating phobias & anxiety/panic problems - someone experienced in doing systematic desensitization. Try seeking someone thru the america psychological assn's psychologist locator- http://locator.Apa.Org. Or try the find-provider service of the anxiety disorders assn of america -http://www.Adaa.Org. ...Read more
Downward Spiral: Schizoaffective disorder, like schizophrenia, is a chronic debilitating mental illness. Without treatment, those who suffer from this disorder may lead lonely lives and have difficulty holding down a job or attending school. They will rely increasingly on family or public mental health services. They have the greatest risk of suicide of all psychiatric disorders with a rate of 20-25%. ...Read more
It is possible: Yes it is possible in my opinion. ...Read more
Who are some top psychiatrists in newark/bear de. If you don't rate psychiatrist where can I go to get that info
Top rated specialist: There are websites which portray doctors' specialties and ratings by patients. Healthgrades.Com and vitals.Com are some examples. Do not believe everything the critics say about your doctor. Most opinions are from angry patients or ex-employees trying to ruin their reputation, although you can find good reviews in there. Good luck in your search! ...Read more
If someone is a drug addict can i have them committed to some type of rehab center against their will? Just as u can do with ppl with mental problems
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