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How are black plague, black death, and bubonic plague different?

Same disease: This is the epidemic form of infection by f pestis. It was called "black" because at the end the disseminated intravascular coagulation caused gangrene of the extremities, and "bubonic" because the infected lymph nodes would swell greatly. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Doyle
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Plague (Definition)

A rare infectious disease caused by bacteria ...Read more


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26 male small black mole with a perfect pink around it. Melanoma?

26 male small black mole with a perfect pink around it. Melanoma?

Impossible to: Tell without actually looking at it. If it is more than 4mm, consult a dermatologist for possible biopsy. ...Read more

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Black spot in skin where I was bite by spider?

Black spot in skin where I was bite by spider?

Spider bite: Take a picture and show to your Dr. If I knew where you lived I could help more. Get back with more information. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a black widow spider bite.?

Describe the features of a black widow spider bite.?

Be seen: Poisonous spider bites generally cause a painful ulcerated area within hours of the bite. If he suspects a black widow or brown recluse spider bite, he should be seen. ...Read more

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What's the significance of black widow spider bite?

What's the significance of black widow spider bite?

Painful muscle spasm: [from dynamed] symptoms of black widow spider bite include muscle rigidity, spasms, muscle cramping, abdominal pain, fever, leukocytosis, dizziness, weakness, thirst, nausea, hypertension, irritability, sometimes shock. Rarely fatal in young kids but often resolves without treatment. Found in dark, damp places, these spiders can be very aggressive if handled and should be given a wide berth! ...Read more

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Bug bite with black dot surounded by red what is it? Pics

Bug bite with black dot surounded by red what is it? Pics

Uncertain: Sometimes a spider bite can have that appearance. Can consider dermatologic eval to determine diagnosis and to formulate treatment plan if concerned. Take care. ...Read more

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Found pimple/boil looking thing on scalp, no blood visible, shape irregular, look closer up saw small brown oval, its like mountain w/ peak, what isit?

Found pimple/boil looking thing on scalp, no blood visible, shape irregular, look closer up saw small brown oval, its like mountain w/ peak, what isit?

See a doctor: Although the description of your condition is detailed, nothing beats the trained eye of a medical expert in determining what may be your specific problem. Please follow up with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Black spots in iris means cancer?

Black spots in iris means cancer?

NO but need exam.: Some people are born with spots on iris , seen in certain diseases like bushfield spots down's , lisch spots in neurofibromatosis , spots in sarcoidosis etc , does not mean they have cancer , if appears must see the doctor. ...Read more

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Tiny black bugs white spots in kitchen window & counter top?

Dr Pest Control: Most likely benign, but need better description. Call a pest control company. ...Read more

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Can you survive a black widow spider bite?

Most often, yes.: Black widow spider bites can cause localized pain. This can lead to cramping of muscles in the are of the bite. Or there can be generalized cramping of muscles, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, chest pain, difficulty breathing and tremor. If pain is significant or you have generalized body symptoms- seek medical care. For severe symptoms call 911. Although death from a bite is not common – it. ...Read more

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F 30, new flat black mole on my leg, 1.5 mm diameter.Can it be an advanced stage melanoma?Derm said it is brown with black dots in center,to remove it

F 30, new flat black mole on my leg, 1.5 mm diameter.Can it be an advanced stage melanoma?Derm said it is brown with black dots in center,to remove it

Start with biopsy: Any new skin lesion should be brought to the attention of your friendly dermatologist. The first step in skin cancer diagnosis is performed with a skin biopsy. If the dermatologist recommends a biopsy, I would have it taken off and allow for a pathologist to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can the black widow bite kill me?

Can the black widow bite kill me?

Occurs rarely: It is rare for a healthy person to die from a black widow spider bite. An infant, elderly person or someone who already is struggling w a serious illness is more likely to have a poor prognosis. Ou can call the national poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 if you are bitten. Here is an excellent nih article: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002858.Htm. ...Read more

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Bug bite with to black dots in center ?

Bug bite with to black dots in center ?

Could be: Scabbing from the bite marks or the beginning of an infection. If you think it could be a spider bite it could be dead tissue from the venom. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Small black dot on toenail in center of toenail with white border. Could it be melenoma? I'm extremely worried!

Small black dot on toenail in center of toenail with white border. Could it be melenoma? I'm extremely worried!

Please see a podiatr: Please see a podiatrist, who would go over your history. If there was trauma to toenail it could be a subungual hematoma. you need to be examined. ...Read more

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If babesia is a parasite can black walnut worm wood kill it ???

If babesia is a parasite can black walnut worm wood kill it ???

No: Black walnut worm is not a treatment for babesia (a “piroplasm,” that infects red blood cells, carried by ticks) ...Read more

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Can a black widow spider bite kill a human?

Black widow: Latrodectus mactans or black widow bites leading to death are exceeding rare. ...Read more

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Sir, black spots in other words black moles developed around 40 in thighs and hands each part 10 moles.

Sir, black spots in other words black moles developed  around 40 in thighs and hands  each part 10 moles.

Dark moles: Dark moles can be freckles but also can be a melanoma or a dysplastic nevus (precancerous condition). With such a fast growth you must get checked by a dermatologist. This is especially true if you are fair skinned and have history of sun expousre. ...Read more

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How were polio, smallpox, the bubonic plague, the pneumonic plague, ended?

How were polio, smallpox, the bubonic plague, the pneumonic plague, ended?

Well..: Smallpox ended as a result of an aggressive world wide vaccination program. Polio is essentially gone in the U.S. due to vaccination efforts, but is still a problem worldwide. Bubonic and pneumonic plague are caused by same organism. It is still exists and causes disease. No one knows for sure how the plague in the Middle Ages ended. Possibly quarantine, better hygiene, and warmer climate ...Read more