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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience in Family Medicine
See a doctor now!: Human bites, especially if it penetrates the full thickness of the skin, have a very high potential for infection; much higher than dog bites. See a d ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Human bite: Human bite = injury /wound from a person applying pressure with their teeth.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
That depends.: A human bite can cause tissue injury & infection. A black widow spider bite may cause a minor reaction or a severe one. People rarely die from the bit ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Not really.: A human bite is dangerous if skin was broken and almost always needs antibiotics (generci Augmentin rx of choice). If skin was not penetrated, i canno ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
It the mosquito : Can alight on your eye long enough to bite - then it can occur. This would be more likely to occur if someone was asleep.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
32 years experience in Internal Medicine
Easy: When they are hungry, which is all the time. If you are in an area where malaria is endemic, take the appropriate prophylaxis, where repellent and sl ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: You can't get HIV that way.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Larvae don't bite: Flea larvae survive on eating digested blood from adult flea feces, dead skin, hair, feathers, and organic debris found in carpet, rugs, fabric on fur ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
Rat bites: Rat bites can cause diseases including rat bite fever, localized abscesses, cellulitis and even tetanus among others. Leptospirosis is associated with ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Puncture wound: The long sharp teeth of hamsters can create quite a painful puncture wound. Puncture wounds are very prone to infection. Rarely, the teeth can make ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Lime disease: The deer tick, ixodes scapularis is best known for passing borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria known to cause both acute and chronic problems under th ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Davidson
17 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
It depends...: ...On the tick. Deer ticks, for example, are often the carriers of the bacteria associated with lyme disease, a chronic and potentially debilitating c ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience in Pediatrics
See doc: If the bite is truly infected, it will need to be seen and treated. Do this asap.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Rabies transmission: Per the Centers for Disease Control: The most common mode of rabies virus transmission is through the bite and virus-containing saliva of an infected ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Not reported yet: There has never been a case of transmission to a human from rat.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: Human bites are prone to cause infection because the human mouth is full of bacteria. Animal bites can also cause infection, frequently with bacteria ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Mosquito to Human: transmission. Depending on where one is, mosquitoes can be a link to diseases such as Dengue Fever, Malaria, Yellow Fever, West Nile viruses & enc ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Do you have them?: If you have been diagnosed with a parasitic infection, than you would need prescribed medication to treat and eradicate them. Mostly, intestinal para ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Black widow: Latrodectus mactans or black widow bites leading to death are exceeding rare.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yusr Aboushaar
31 years experience in Pediatrics
Bug Bites: Mosquito bites may not have a central blister unlike bug bites
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Here you go: For bites use benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Hydrocortisone cream, clean wound thoroughly and watch for signs of infection.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
46 years experience in Neurology
Fifth disease: Here is a nice discussion by the cdc on your question. http://www.cdc.gov/parvovirusb19/fifth-disease.html.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cristina Carballo
38 years experience in Neonatology
Yes: It is highly contagious, mostly respiratory droplets.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience in Hand Surgery
Rattlesnake: of those listed the rattlesnake is the most venomous, in the world it is the inland taipan snake
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Ebola: No. Thankfully, there are no insect vectors for Ebola.

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