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A 49-year-old member asked:

warm to the touch swollen bug bites?

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Dr. Michael Palumbo
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Normal: If it gets larger, more swollen and redder you may have a secondary infection and need to be seen for treatment.
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Abscess: If you have pus or an abscess these are staph infections. Not bug bites. It is extremely unwise to be just sitting at home when we are in the middle if a staph epidemic. Please seek medical care today if there is pus in the lesions.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What happens if you touch a patient while using the aed?

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Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Nothing dangerous: If you feel anything, it will likely only be a slight tingle at the time of the shock. Although it is recommended that there be no contact with the victim when a shock is delivered the danger of receiving a significant shock yourself is negligible.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

Today I felt a strange heat in my left calf but isn't hot to the touch, what could be causing this?

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Need more info: More information is needed. Was there trauma or injury to the calf, is it painful, can you walk, do you have a history of blood clots?
A 33-year-old member asked:

Why after being in water can I not touch any type of cloth material?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Wet/ Dry Test: You likely possess a heightened skin sensitivity due to alterations in your smallest nerve endings. Water actually insulates or coats the skin providing protection against irritations, but cloth being dry cuts through and provides an increased sensitivity, which likely subsides after a few minutes. Problems of this sort can be seen associated with fibromyalgia, causalgia, small fibre neuropathy.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

I touched something that looks like blood at work. What should I do?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Ask supervisor: Check with human health and resources dept. Any exposure to blood borne pathogens? http://www.osha.gov/sltc/bloodbornepathogens/index.html.
Dr. Theodore Leng
Ophthalmology 16 years experience
First, wash your hands with soap and water. Then report the incident to your supervisor
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A 18-year-old member asked:

Ant bite caused swollen and pimple where it hurts and itches. What should I do?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Depends on reaction: Insect bites can cause a variety of reactions, ranging from infections, mild allergic reactions, serious allergic reactions, and "toxin" reactions (but rarely fatal.) what should be done depends on which of these reactions is occurring. Swelling & a pimple could indicate an infection and/or an allergic reaction. Infections can worsen quickly so suspicions for this should be checked by your doctor.

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