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Can Bug Bite Cause Joint Immobility
Forgive my frankness: The real herxheimer reaction results from the killing of large numbers of micro-organisms deep in the tissues by antimicrobial agents. Classically seen in the treatment of advanced syphilis, it's also been reported in other diseases with huge bacterial loads such as bartonellosis. Today's medical quacks diagnose a "herxheimer reaction" whenever one of their own products makes somebody sick. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Typically no : Certain flying insects can carry more exotic diseases but usually not in america typically bug bites are not problematic however , if you are feeling increasingly sluggish or feverish or headaches , etc , seek medical evaluation. ...Read more
Depends: This depends on whether the bite is becoming infected which includes symptoms of warmth to the touch along with presenting redness and swelling and pain! local reactions to bites can be red, warm, swollen and itchy but generally not painful (unless the patient is itchy the area so much to cause trauma). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diseases: 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. I have not heard of fleas carrying clostridium tetani (tetanus). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Facial swelling: Face swelling can be caused by inflammation, allergies, trauma or infection in the tissues of the face. Facial swelling can be due to relatively mild conditions, such as a sinus infection, or a serious or life-threatening condition, such as analphylactic shock, that should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting... ...Read more
YES: A lot of time itching, redness, rash, swelling of the area, sometimes with numbness. Itching/scratching makes it worse. Wash the area with soap and water, apply otc 1% Hydrocortisone cream / itch-x or alike; can take oral anti-itch medicine like Diphenhydramine (benadryl), loratidine (claritine), etc. Cold compress helps itching some. ...Read more
Quite Possible: I have not come across this, but it is possible. A spider bite typically causes a localized inflammatory response. The tempromandibular joint of your jaw comes into close proximity to your ear and thus could feel like jaw pain. If you already clench/grind your teeth, that area is already irritated and thus the spider bite could have made this discomfort more noticeable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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