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Can You Get Sick From Flee Bites
I think I have fleas in my home! im getting bit by them, can I die frome the bites? Or can I get sick im worried I have a lot of bites?!
Clean house: While humans do not usually get "sick" from flea bites, tick bites can spread lyme and other disease, and large numbers can predispose to infection. Pick up loose items off floors (fleas hide), wash pet, and either "bug bomb" (use pet/family safe type) twice per instructions, or call an exterminator to eliminate. Good luck! ...Read more
Depends: Most spider bite are like other insect bites and may hurt at first but afterward, like with any break in the skin, infection needs to be watched for. So cleaning is best. Some are dangerous like the well known widow and recluse bites in the usa, but there are other less known species that can cause problems like the recluse too. Generally, watch the bite and if concerned, see a physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have I.I.H.--don't know if this is related or not--I made mac n cheese, had three bites and felt sick. If I see the leftovers, I get nauseas. Why??
Memory: This is a well known phenomenon associated with food poisoning. Often just the thought or smell of the food that caused the food poisoning brings back such strong memories of the illness that those feelings come back (nausea, indigestion etc). I know people that can no longer go to certain restaurants because of the bad memory associated with it, and your memory of leftovers makes you queesy! ...Read more
I had a few small bites of a crispy chicken strip sandwich before I realized it wasn't fully cooked inside. It looked clearish and mushy. Will I get sick?
Unlikely.: It happens all the time this kind of things.Small amount, healthy person, clean source means very low likelihood that you are going to get sick. ...Read more
I'm so sick of hearing my 5yo say she's full after 3 bites. It's driving me insane.... Please help e get her to actually finish something.
If otherwise normal,: A parent can ask the pediatrician about such symptoms. A normal 5 year-old will eat when he is hungry. So, the first thing to do is to make sure he is "very hungry" at the beginning of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. That means it's the parent's job to OFFER age-appropriate, nutritious foods at mealtimes... but it's the child's job to eat, without any forcing. Achieve this by creating hunger. ...Read more
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