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Can you get malaria if any mosquito bites you?

No!: Although malaria is transmitted by the "bite" of a mosquito, it is only one (out of many) mosquito species which can transmit malaria and even in an area where there is malaria, and the right type of mosquito, the majority of mosquitoes are not infected. Still, do not just take your chances, as malaria is a deadly, and completely preventable disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Malaria (Definition)

A life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. These parasites infect red blood cells, causing high fever, shaking chills, sweats, vomiting, muscle pain, headache, anemia. First symptoms occur 10 days to four weeks post infection, symptoms occur in cycles of ...Read more


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What can you do to tell if you got flea bites or tick bites?

What can you do to tell if you got flea bites or tick bites?

Location, location: You are more likely to have a tick bite if your are spending time in forested areas. Flea bites tend to occur closer to home or at the ocean. Some fleas will infest lawns and homes if pest do not have proper flea control. Here are two helpful websites from the centers for disease control and epa ticks: http://www.Cdc.Gov/ticks/ fleas: http://www.Epa.Gov/pesticides/factsheets/flea-tick.Htm. ...Read more

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What can you do to get rid if chigger or mosquito bites for babies?

What can you do to get rid if chigger or mosquito bites for babies?

Prevention: The best treatment is prevention. Avoid the area where the chiggers or fleas are. teat animals with fleas. Use netting if need be to avoid insect bites, etc. If they are already there, treat locally with soothing creams and see the Dr. for eval. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What illnesses can you get from mosquito bites?

What illnesses can you get from mosquito bites?

Mosquito: Mosquitoes can transmit bacteria, viruses & parasites. Mosquitoes can transmit: Dengue Fever, Malaria, Ross River Fever, Chikungunya, Yellow Fever, West Nile virus, Dog Heartworm, St. Louis Encephalitis, Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus, Japanese Encephalitis,Rift Valley fever, Myiasis, epidemic polyarthritis & Filariasis- Elephantiasis. ...Read more

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What can I do to know if insect bites are infected?

What can I do to know if insect bites are infected?

Check for pus: Check inset bite site regularly for any signs of pus formation. Monitor for worsening pain, redness, tenderness and inflammation at bite site. Also look for fever or signs of systemic infection ...Read more

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What should you do if a tick bites your penis?

What should you do if a tick bites your penis?

Watch: Remove the tick if required by the right means. Report any fever or systemic illness to your physician with a note that you had a tick bite. Watch for reddening at the site especially if rings form -- this would be lyme disease. Don't let this mishap keep you from enjoying the outdoors but consider wearing some repellant. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do you get more mosquito bites if you have type 2 diabetes?

Do you get more mosquito bites if you have type 2 diabetes?

Sweet tooth?: There are some factors which increase mosquito assaults, (carbon dioxide, lactic acid) blood glucose is not on the list. 1 in 10 people are mosquito magnets. Some people are not as sensitive to the bites, so even though they get just as many, they brag about not getting bitten. With all the things mosquitoes carry (zika, malaria) it's a good idea to use repellant. ...Read more

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How can you make mosquito bites not itch?

How can you make mosquito bites not itch?

One option is : A sauve made of 1 part water ; 2 parts baking soda. ...Read more

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If you are bitten by a black widow are you automatically immune to another bite if you survive?

If you are bitten by a black widow are you automatically immune to another bite if you survive?

Not necessarily: If you have been bitten before, you may have developed some antibody response for future protection but you may not be completely immune. If bitten again, still seek medical attention! ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a cicada bug bite?

Most bites look same: I'm not sure that cicadas actually bite- most times it is hard to tell one bug bite from another with the exception of brown recluse spider bites and ticks Most bug bites do not cause problems except for being annoying and itching You can apply over the counter cortisone cream if there is itching ...Read more

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If you get bitten by a squirrel, do they carry any diseases besides rabies?

If you get bitten by a squirrel, do they carry any diseases besides rabies?

Rabid squirrel?: It is highly unlikely that a squirrel, rodent or lagomorph would be a rabies vector. The most concerning infection from a puncture wound from such animals would be sceondary bacterial infections. Verifying that your tetanus vaccine is up to date would be wise. ...Read more

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Can you get cellulitis from mosquito bites?

Can you get cellulitis from mosquito bites?

Yes: If you scratch the bite area repeatedly it can become secondarily infected infected. ...Read more

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What to do avoid degue fever when you are bitten by a mosquito?

What to do avoid degue fever when you are bitten by a mosquito?

Avoid more bites: If the mosquito was carrying dengue then there is little you can do at this point, except wait. You may or may not have been inoculated, and if you were, the amount may or may not have been enough to cause infection. This all assumes you're in an area where dengue is known to exist. To avoid more bites, inspect repellents and netting can help. Mosquitos are most active around dawn and dusk. ...Read more

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What do you do if a bug bite gets infection?

Antibiotics: First, use cool compresses to cool it down(decreasing the inflammation), 30 minutes, twice a day and then use topical antibiotics like polysporin/neosporin in-between soakings. ...Read more

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Can you get HIV if somebody bites you but no skin was broken?

Can you get HIV if somebody bites you but no skin was broken?

Probably Not: I can't think of how you would get HIV if you didn't have exposure to blood or body fluids. You should be fine. ...Read more

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If someone with HIV scratches you can you get hiv?

If someone with HIV scratches you can you get hiv?

Wimpy Virus: It is important to remember that viruses like hepc, HIV and others are strings of proteins that are connected by very weak bonds. They require many things to stay active and need living cells to reproduce and survive. Unless there was gross blood, mucous or some other organic substance on their nails and it got into your cut, the odds are very unlikely. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat mosquito bites?

What can you do to treat mosquito bites?

Tx: Store aloe vera gel in the refrigerator and apply to affected area. Rub a basil leaf on the bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory properties effect. Consider applying calamine lotion. Apply crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water and baking soda is effective when applied to the lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or chlorpheniramine. ...Read more

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What can you do to stop a mosquitoe bite from itching?

What can you do to stop a mosquitoe bite from itching?

Itchy bites: Hello. Here are some ideas. Store aloe vera gel in the refrigerator and apply to affected area. Rub a basil leaf on the bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory properties effect. ...Read more

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What should you do if you get bitten by a banana spider?

What should you do if you get bitten by a banana spider?

Banana Spider.: Seek medical attention asap for banana spider bites. Although most bites do not lead to envenomation it can be quite serious. A bite could require antivenom, tetanus shot and wound care. Some banana spider bites have led to death. ...Read more

Mosquito Bite (Definition)

Mosquito bites usually are not very visible on skin unless there is an allergic reaction or an infection following the bite. Allergic reaction will cause a redness white an infection may ...Read more