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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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Tick Bite (Definition)

A skin lesion caused by a tick that attaches to the skin and feeds on blood. Usually painless, a tick bite can lead to a local allergic reaction, or transmit diseases such as lyme, rocky mountain spotted fever, typhus, relapsing fever, ...Read more


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How dangerous are dog bites?

How dangerous are dog bites?

Variable: Dog bites are common and can be painful and damaging especially when on the face. The danger is to any sensitive structure damaged by the teeth of the dog and the aggressiveness of the dog (how many bites were received). So some bites are minor and accidental and others serious related to how aggressive the dog was. ...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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Which snakes are poisonous to humans?

None: Actually, no snakes are poisonous, but some are venomous. Poisons are ingested, venoms are injected or absorbed. As for venomous snakes, there are hundreds of species and the occur on every continent except antartica. ...Read more

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Can you die from black widow spider bite? Are they all that fatal?

Can you die from black widow spider bite?  Are they all that fatal?

Rarely yes.: Most deaths from black widows have been either in the extreme young, old or in individuals with other severe medical issues. If you are bitten, seek medical attention regardless as Antivenin is available if needed. ...Read more

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Are flea bites harmful to baby in womb??

Are flea bites harmful to baby in womb??

Depends: If that flea carried plague and you got sick I can see that that bite could be a problem.However, we don't see plague in this country and your average flea bite is just a nuisance, not a threat to you or baby. ...Read more

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Can sand ticks bites be harmful?

Can sand ticks bites be harmful?

It could be: Some times those tics could cause what we call cutaneous leishmaniasis which a skin diease need treatment. ...Read more

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Are flea bites similar to having bedbug bites?

There can be : Differences. Flea bites may be clustered into 3 itchy bumps that bleed & blanch (turn white) when you press on them. They tend to be found at skin folds (breast or groin) & folds of joints (ankle, knee, elbow, axilla). A rash may develop and swelling can occur as well as secondary infection from scratching. A skin biopsy is sometimes needed to make an accurate diagnosis. Bed bug bites may cause no. ...Read more

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How bad are ticks to humans?

How bad are ticks to humans?

It can kill you: Tick bites can transmit a number of very serious diseases like Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Lyme Disease, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, and tick-borne meningoencephalitis name a few. The fatality rate for Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is about 30% for people who are not treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Do hamsters carry diseases that are harmful to humans?

Do hamsters carry diseases that are harmful to humans?

Rare but can happen.: Hamsters can directly or indirectly transmit Rabies, Tularemia, Salmonellosis, Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, Dermatophytosis (ringworm, dermatomycosis), Rodentolepiasis and Hymenolepiasis (tapeworms). ...Read more

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Are there homes remedies to prevent tick bites?

Are there homes remedies to prevent tick bites?

None work: Ticks specialize in biting to provide their food. Protect yourself by covering your skin with clothing (long pants, shirts, etc) you can pull your socks over the cuffs of your pants to prevent the tick from crawing up. You can even treat your clothes with permethin to make them insect repellent. On your exposed skin you can use either 20% picardin or 35%deet to prevent bites. ...Read more

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Are mosquito bites dangerous? Or just annoying?

Are mosquito bites dangerous? Or just annoying?

That depends.: Usually more annoying than anything else. Depending on where one is, mosquitoes can be a link to diseases such as dengue fever, malaria, yellow fever, west nile viruses & encephalitis. ...Read more

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Do dogs carry skin diseases that can be transmitted to humans?

Do dogs carry skin diseases that can be transmitted to humans?

Diseases from dogs: Diseases that can be transmitted from dogs to humans are rabies, ring worm, leptospira, brucellosis, campylobacteriosis, tapeworm, giardiasis, hookworm, leishmaniasis, q fever, rocky mountain spotted fever, roundworm, salmonellosis, lyme disease, cryptosporidiosis, toxocara infection, flea tapeworm. ...Read more

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Could mosquito bites or bugs spread aids in human beings?

Could mosquito bites or bugs spread aids in human beings?

No: insects / mosquitos are not vectors for HIV. The virus is too fragile to remain alive in the body of a mosquito. ...Read more

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How bad are tarantula bites?

Can be painful: Can be painful, but not that dangerous. ...Read more

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