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Which snake bite is most venomous? Coral snakes, rattlesnakes, copperheads, and the cottonmouth?

Which snake bite is most venomous? Coral snakes, rattlesnakes, copperheads, and the cottonmouth?

Rattlesnake: of those listed the rattlesnake is the most venomous, in the world it is the inland taipan snake ...Read more

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Can most ambulance services stock (or carry onboard) antivenins such as crotalidae polyvalent immune fab (corfab)?

No, not at all: antivenins are extremely expensive and require special care / handling. They are stored at regional Poison Control Centers--and when a call comes in (usually from ER) about subject with exposure, the antivenin in cabbed to them ASAP. ...Read more

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Is the antibiotic cephlaxin good for poison spider / insect bites?

Is the antibiotic cephlaxin good for poison spider / insect bites?

No.: Cephalexin (and all other antibiotics) are prescribed for bacterial infections. Bug bites do not respond to antibiotics unless there is also an infection present, which does sometimes happen if bacteria gets into the bite. Most bites do well with a mild cortisone cream and antihistamines for the itching, but if pain or significant tenderness develops, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Do ambulance services stock or carry antivenins such as crotalidae polyvalent immune fab (corfab)?

No, not at all: antivenins are extremely expensive and require special care / handling. They are stored at regional Poison Control Centers--and when a call comes in (usually from ER) about subject with exposure, the antivenin in cabbed to them ASAP. ...Read more

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Why is plasmodium vivax and ovale called tertian malaria?

Why is plasmodium vivax and ovale called tertian malaria?

Type of Malaria: This a form of Malaria caused by Pasmodium vivax and ovale in which febrile paroxysms occur every 48 hours Vivax Malaria is difficult to cure as relapses are common. Ovale is caused by P Ovale and is milder and easy to treat Both are treated with Chloroquin ...Read more

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Which spider bite is the most dangerous: brown recluse, black widow, or the hobo spider?

Which spider bite is the most dangerous: brown recluse, black widow, or the hobo spider?

Spiders: Brown Recluse spiders inject a hemotoxin that leads to tissue death, and slow wound resolution. Usually the bite is unremarkable-noticed. Black Widow spiders inject a neurotoxin that can lead to pain, nausea, vomiting, etc. Death is unusual. Hobo spider bites are thought to be similar to a Brown Recluse but not as severe. ...Read more

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Can most ambulance services stock (or carry onboard) antivenins such as crotalidae polyvalent immune fab (corfab)?

No, not at all: antivenins are extremely expensive and require special care / handling. They are stored at regional Poison Control Centers--and when a call comes in (usually from ER) about subject with exposure, the antivenin in cabbed to them ASAP. ...Read more

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Will over-the-counter insect repellant prevent sandfly bites and leishmaniasis infection?

Will over-the-counter insect repellant prevent sandfly bites and leishmaniasis infection?

Possibly...: This answer can best be found on the labels of the 'insect repellants'; read them to find out. I do not believe there is a repellant for leshmaniasis though. ...Read more

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How rare is rat lungworm in louisiana, usa?

Not sure: It has showed up in louisiana and hawaii. But, not that common, as far as i know of. ...Read more

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Can pregnant use AQ hair loss topical solution:Human Fibroblast Conditioned Media,Lonicera Caprifolium-Lonicera Japonica (HoneysuckleFlower Extract)?

Can pregnant use AQ hair loss topical solution:Human Fibroblast Conditioned Media,Lonicera Caprifolium-Lonicera Japonica (HoneysuckleFlower Extract)?

Probably not: Better off not to use medicated anything during the first and second trimesters for obvious reasons. Consult with your OB on anything else before you use it ...Read more

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Homeopathic treatment available for cutaneous larva migrans?

Homeopathic treatment available for cutaneous larva migrans?

Yes, possibly: I know of one case, shared by a homeopathic physician in india. You can see it here: http://tinyurl.Com/kw98mn6 we can learn a lot from our colleagues in other countries who may practice differently -- and also see patients with diseases seen less commonly in the us. This case required constitutional treatment, meaning a professional homeopath to review and prescribe. ...Read more

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Are sand tick bites dangerous?

Are sand tick bites dangerous?

Usually not: In some areas of the world they may carry infection. Leishmaniasis is carried by a sand flea, but in this county i think you are pretty safe. Mostly they just cause local itch and rash. ...Read more

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Are flea bites dangerous?

Are flea bites dangerous?

Usually not but: Fleas can carry tapeworms & murine typhus. In some parts of the world to include the southwestern United States they can carry a bacteria called yersinia pestis which can cause bubonic plague. ...Read more

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My dermat.presc.me azithromycin for a mild cellulitis dt.a mosquito bite ..is this effective?!

My dermat.presc.me azithromycin for a mild cellulitis dt.a mosquito bite ..is this effective?!

Not effective.: Azithromycin also known as Zithromax is not an effective antibiotic for skin infections. If the infection is mild and can be watched. Signs and symptoms of more severe infection would be if the area of redness increases, fever occurs, and the area becomes tender to touch. Keeping the area clean and using soap with Triclosan temporarily would be suggested. ...Read more

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Are tick bites dangerous to humans?

Are tick bites dangerous to humans?

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 condition associated with heart, joint and other difficulties. Wood ticks can carry the bacteria that cause rocky mountain spotted fever. Other tick bites are totally harmless and can cause only local irritation. Ultimately it depends on the tick. ...Read more

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Do ambulance services stock or carry antivenins such as crotalidae polyvalent immune fab (corfab)?

No, not at all: antivenins are extremely expensive and require special care / handling. They are stored at regional Poison Control Centers--and when a call comes in (usually from ER) about subject with exposure, the antivenin in cabbed to them ASAP. ...Read more

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Can most ambulance services stock (or carry onboard) antivenins such as crotalidae polyvalent immune fab (corfab)?

No, not at all: antivenins are extremely expensive and require special care / handling. They are stored at regional Poison Control Centers--and when a call comes in (usually from ER) about subject with exposure, the antivenin in cabbed to them ASAP. ...Read more

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How can I lose fat?

How can I lose fat?

Control diet: The simple answer is to ingest fewer calories than you burn up. This will happen for sure if you do that. You can be assisted by a proper diet, and the help of a nutritionist and exercise therapist. ...Read more

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Will my mg go away?

Will my mg go away?

No: It will not go away ( myasthenia gravis= mg) but it can be controlled by medication. It is considered as an autoimmune disorder and main risk if progress is respiratory failure due to respiratory muscles paralysis. It require specialist attentinon for life itme. ...Read more

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How do you lose fat?

How do you lose fat?

Less in, more out.: It's a simple law of energy intake and expenditure. To lose fat, you not only have to simply cut calories in diet but also increase energy expenditure by exercise (both cardiovascular and strength training). ...Read more

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How to slow down hr?

How to slow down hr?

Be evaluated: There are drugs which can slow a heart rate but if your spontaneous rate seems high, then you should understand the cause such as heart arrhythmias or anemia. You should be evaluated by your family doctor for this fairly quickly. ...Read more

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Height increase tips?

Height increase tips?

Depends: If you are in your teenage years or if you are referring to a child, a good healthy diet with plenty of exercise and activity can maximize your chances to attain your full potential. However, if you are an adult, there isnt much you can do as your bones have fused leaving no room for further growth. ...Read more

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How to gain body fat?

How to gain body fat?

Kcal in > kcal out: To gain weight, you must consume more calories than you expend in activity. I'd talk with a nutritionist - they can help guide you to healthy sources of calories like lean meats, good fats, etc. There's no trick to gaining weight, no simple pill or guaranteed diet, and genetics can make it hard to move above a baseline weight. But it really comes down to eating more calories than you burn. ...Read more

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Do fat cells multiply?

Do fat cells multiply?

Fat cells: You can form more, and new fat cells, by eating more calories and not exercising to burns calories, but they do not multiply like we typically speak of multiplying cells. ...Read more

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13 day diet dangerous ?

13 day diet dangerous ?

Yes: I think it is a horrible diet. A breakfast of sugared coffee only is not a good idea. Best to adopt a lifestyle of sensible eating. I would put this diet in the same category as the "hot chick" diet: pepsi and cigarette for each meal. Avoid it. It is not what or how you eat once in a while that affects things, rather how you eat usually. ...Read more

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How to reduce body fat?

How to reduce body fat?

V weight to v fat: Recommend that calories burned exceed calories in. Drinking at least 8 8 ounce glasses per day is important for both hydration and weight control. Try to get in whole foods (fiber) as well as 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day. Physical activity is essential. At least 8 hours of sleep per night helps. Aim for at least 30 minutes of aerobic activity at least 5 days per week ...Read more

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Can soda hurt the baby?

Can soda hurt the baby?

Not directly: Soda is really unhealthy. It is very high in sugar which can affect you. It is very acidic (i quit when i verified that coca cola can actually rid your car battery of build up by pouring it on the battery). The diet drinks contain artificial sweeteners which have negative affects as well. It is best to not drink it. I know of no direct fetal problems at this moment. Do not give to babies /toddlers. ...Read more

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Is make up safe to use?

Is make up safe to use?

Makeup: Usually unless you are allergic to it. ...Read more

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How can use health tap?

How can use health tap?

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Sex how old are u when?

Sex how old are u when?

Rephrase please: Your question is not at all clear. Can you try to rephrase it please? ...Read more

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Will my children get mg?

Will my children get mg?

Not necessarily: While about 5% of cases of mg are passed on in families, the majority are not. ...Read more

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Can a term baby get nec?

Can a term baby get nec?

NEC: Nec is more prevalent in premature infants, with incidence inversely related to birth weight and gestational age. Although specific numbers range from 4% to more than 50%, infants who weigh less than 1000 g at birth have the highest attack rates. This rate dramatically drops to 3.8 per 1000 live births for infants who weigh 1501-2500 g at birth. ...Read more

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Wot cause low body temp?

Wot cause low body temp?

See below: Hypothermia, broken thermometers, poor measuring technique and hypothyroidism. Normal body temp really is about 98.2 although 98.6 is the "standard." normal body temp may be a little lower for some, but i feel this is often over reported. ...Read more