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California Kissing Bug Allergy
I was recently bitten by a beetle while asleep. Subsequent research leads me to believe it was a "kissing bug". The bite was extremely painful and the reaction (fever, swelling, & pain) continued for a week. I read they can inject a parasite that can
Chagas disease: If you were bitten in north america it is extremely unlikely that you will contract chagas disease. The prevalence of the disease here is just too low. Some will develop an ulcer at the site of the bite. Parasitemia is easily demonstrated with blood smears or pcr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
Bit by kissing bug a year ago, posion center advised to get tested for chagasdisease.Er people thought i was crazy, who can test for it ?
Is there any cures for mold allergy ? I lived in costa rica for two years last month's living there i had bad allergy from molds in the house moist weather so i returned to usa california I am having a hard time to get rid of it my nose is pluged can't br
There : There are no " cures " for allergy. Your symptoms may or may not be related to your mold exposure. Suggest you see a physician. ...Read more
My 11yr old catches every bug there is! she has asthma and allergies an brohncatis ! what can she take to help prevent these besides allergy meds ?
Needs controllers;: She does need an allergy work up;you should consult an allergist if not already done so far, but there is limited success with allrgy shots(immunotherapy) you need to treat asthma which is a chronic disease due to inflammation in bronchi. You have to discuss treatment options with your pediatrician including controller meds(inhaled steroids, singular, long acting bron/dilaters and relievers albuterol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am not 100% sure but I think I was bitten by a "kissing" bug. What are chances of Chagas' disease? I live in Louisiana.
Chagas : not enough known to give accurate predictions. Chagas is rare in the U.S. So probability has to be low . ...Read more
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