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Doctor insights on: Animal Bites Monkeypox Virus Infections

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What are the tests for monkeypox virus infections?

What are the tests for monkeypox virus infections?

Several: One can isolate the virus from the lesions, or antibodies can be measured in your blood. There is also a pcr available. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Animal Bite (Definition)

Animal bites is an injury in which a person's skin is damaged and usually cut open by the sharp teeth of an animal. Bites can lead to infections, usually bacterial infections. Rabies is quite rare in the U.S. (just 1 or 2 cases per year) thanks to animal control programs and vaccines for ...Read more


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What are the tests for monkeypox virus infection?

What are the tests for monkeypox virus infection?

Blood and Lesion: According to the cdc, blood collection and a punch biopsy of a skin lesion may confirm monkeypox. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of monkeypox virus infection?

What are the symptoms of monkeypox virus infection?

Similar to Smallpox: Caused by an orthopoxvirus, monkey pox ia a rare disease mostly in central and west africa. Transmitted by the bite of an infected animal or by person-to-person spread, it is less contagious than small pox. The symptoms are fever, headache, backache, muscle aches, swollen lymph nodes, and exhaustion. A rash follows one to three days later. ...Read more

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Docs, could a human fight the monkeypox virus without a vaccine?

Monkeypox: While there is no direct treatment for this virus, one can survive with symptomatic care, meaning proper diet, rest and fluids ...Read more

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What is the treatment for monkeypox virus infection?

What is the treatment for monkeypox virus infection?

Monkeypox: There are no approved treatments for this poxvirus but cidofivir has activity. ...Read more

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Could animal bites need to break the skin in order to transmit the rabies virus?

Could animal bites need to break the skin in order to transmit the rabies virus?

Not necessarily: In fact, an animal bite is not needed to be infected with rabies. A rabies infection could result if the saliva of a rabid animal contacts an open wound or the eye of a person. There have been documented cases of rabies infection without a history of an animal bite. It is presumed that the infection may have occured via the aforementioned ways. ...Read more

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Will tetnus shot after 15 hours of animal bite still prevent infection?

Will tetnus shot after 15 hours of animal bite still prevent infection?

Yes, but...: A tetanus shot prevents only the bad effects of a tetanus infection. The shot does not prevent an infection from the other bacteria that animals carry in their mouths. Thus, if an animal bites through one's skin, a doctor can evaluate to see what treatment may be needed. Be sure the animal is one who does not, or is not likely, to carry rabies (because rabies is fatal). ...Read more

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What bacterial infection can be mistaken for cowpox, monkeypox, or orf?

What bacterial infection can be mistaken for cowpox, monkeypox, or orf?

Not many: There are few if any bacterial infections which produce the vesicular eruption typical of these viral illnesses. It is conceivable that an inexperienced observer could mistake this for staph or strep scalded skin syndrome, but not likely. ...Read more

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I had a viral infection last week still have it a bit, I'm finding I'm extremely tired and hoping it's just getting over the virus, is this normal?

I had a viral infection last week still have it a bit, I'm finding I'm extremely tired and hoping it's just getting over the virus, is this normal?

Yes: Viruses can last up to three weeks. So, if you are still tired after being infected last week and the rest of your symptoms are gone, the fatigue may still be related to the virus. ...Read more

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17mth old-virus cough and middle ear infection. 1 ear now has a bit of fluid behind it. Only did 1 course amoxicillian.Ears red on outside now. Why?

17mth old-virus cough and middle ear infection. 1 ear now has a bit of fluid behind it. Only did 1 course amoxicillian.Ears red on outside now. Why?

Fluid behind ears.: Fluid behind ears can takes a few weeks to completely clear after finishing a course of antibiotics. The redness you describe may be from fever (check w/ thermometer), rubbing at ears. Also could be a sign of a rash on the rest of the body. ...Read more

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What is the best way to clean animal bites, dirty wounds, and puncture wounds?

What is the best way to clean animal bites, dirty wounds, and puncture wounds?

Cleaning wounds: Flushing a newly formed wound with copious amounts of clean water is the most sensible answer. If you had some medical 'grade' Normal Saline that was sterile to flush the wound that would be theoretically a better situation. Do not use toxic substances such as hydrogen peroxide -- these kill good healthy cells in the wound base. ...Read more

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Please tell me, are human bites the same as animal bites?

Please tell me, are human bites the same as animal bites?

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 that commonly colonize the animal's mouths as well. These bacteria are frequently different than those in the human mouth. Some animal bites can cause rabies which does not occur with human bites. ...Read more

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What are the most common animal bites when camping?

What are the most common animal bites when camping?

Mosquitos.: By a landslide. Of animals with teeth, probably raccoons - they are not shy about rummaging through peoples' belongings. ...Read more

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Can it be possible for you to get tetanus from animal bites?

Can it be possible for you to get tetanus from animal bites?

Yes: Depending on the animal, they have often been rooting around in the dirt, and may have tetanus spores in their mouth and oral secretions.Tetanus can easily enter a bite as it would any other cut. ...Read more

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What does my doctor need to know about my son's animal bite?

What does my doctor need to know about my son's animal bite?

What, when, how.: What kind of animal? Was it wild or, domesticated? If dog or cat, what is the Rabies Vaccine status of the animal? When did it happen? How did it happen -- whether the animal was provoked or not. Where is the bite? Does someone have possession of the animal? When was your son's last tetanus shot? ...Read more

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I think I have angioedema from an animal bite. Can i take advil (ibuprofen)?

I think I have angioedema from an animal bite. Can i take advil (ibuprofen)?

Animal Bites: Animal bites can be particularly nasty wounds. The formation of "angioedema" after such an injury could be a serious anaphylactic reaction. Angioedema is often described with the lips, although it is characterized by rapid formation of hives (raised welts). Either an acute reaction or after a period of time, both symptoms after animal bites should be immediately evaluated. ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more