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Cat bite punctured skin, kinda crusty. Infected?

Cat bite punctured skin, kinda crusty. Infected?

See doctor.: First of all you need a tetanus shot if you haven't had one for 5-10 years. Cats have relatively "dirty" mouths, meaning they have a lot of bacteria on their teeth, which get injected into you when you get bitten. Even if your tetanus immunization is up to date, you will likely have to see a doctor, who will determine if you need an antibiotic. ...Read more

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When chiggers bite your skin do they stay in your skin?

When chiggers bite your skin do they stay in your skin?

Until first scratch: The missouri dept. Of conservation says chiggers are baby mites that can only bite through areas of thinner, tender skin (so chiggers like women & children). Chiggers bite to inject saliva to dissolve flesh and eat it up. They do not suck blood nor burrow into the skin. Once scratched, the chigger falls off easily, but the site swells, and itches a lot. A scrubby, soapy bath washes away chiggers. ...Read more

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I bite the skin around my nails, how do I stop this urge?

I bite the skin around my nails, how do I stop this urge?

Different Options: There are a few ways you can stop biting the skin around your nails.One way is to pick one nail and not bite that one for awhile, once it has been about 2-3 weeks notice how good that nail looks.Then, pick another nail and don't bite it for awhile, continue this until you aren't biting your nails anymore.Another step is to keep yourself occupied, chew gum or do an activity that requires using your. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you bite the skin off your lip a lot?

What does it mean if you bite the skin off your lip a lot?

Nervous habit: This sounds like a nervous habit. Can you replace the biting with chewing gum? Habit replacement is the best way to resolve one habit. Dry lips may play into this. Use a lip balm to keep them soft. ...Read more

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Why do I constantly bite the skin off my lip and not notice? How can I stop?

Probably: A way to release stress. Talk to a therapist whom can help you identify and deal with those conscious or unconscious triggers. Sometimes medications may help. ...Read more

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I bite the skin around my nails. I know I have to break the habit, but in the meantime is there anything i can put on the skin to ease the pain?

I bite the skin around my nails. I know I have to break the habit, but in the meantime is there anything i can put on the skin to ease the pain?

Vaseline: Avoid antibiotic creams. Studies indicate that they are useless. Worse, they are a common cause of allergic reactions. Several fatalities have occured. Gloves are not likely to be satisfactory. Lubricate frequently. ...Read more

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Can bed bugs bites cause skin disorders?

Can bed bugs bites cause skin disorders?

Bed bugs: Bedbugs can cause itching which leads to scratching which leads to macerated skin and impetigo infections. ...Read more

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