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Walking on side road almost stepped on dead raccoon with flies. Might have stepped on dried blood on pavement. Wearing pants socks shoes. Rabies risk?
Rabies transmission: Per the Centers for Disease Control: The most common mode of rabies virus transmission is through the bite and virus-containing saliva of an infected host. Though transmission has been rarely documented via other routes such as contamination of mucous membranes (i.e., eyes, nose, mouth), aerosol transmission, and corneal transplants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lack of suuport: When you walk on a hardwood floor, especially while barefoot, you lose all support for your arch and no longer have any cushioning for the bottoms of your feet. Both of these situations will be very uncomfortable, as well as potentially detrimental to your feet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Other potential causes are dust mites and mold. Allergy testing may be helpful. ...Read more
No clear winner: Read the label- these are essentially equivalent if the fat content is similar. Both are good sources of protein, and the differences in types of fat are negligible between them. As always, vegetable and some fish sources of protein are even more healthful, but neither ground turkey nor lean ground beef is a bad choice for meat eaters. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
2 yo was sitting on bed. When he moved he ended up rolling off the bed & landing on his side hard. Bed is high. Carpet floor. He didn't cry. Worry?
Probably no worry: If he acts normally, there should be no problems. ...Read more
Bedbugs: In recent years, bed bugs have also made a comeback in the U.S. They are increasingly being encountered in homes, apartments, hotels, motels, health care facilities, dormitories, shelters, schools, and modes of transport. Other places where bed bugs sometimes appear include movie theaters, laundries/dry cleaners, furniture rental outlets and office buildings. Yes if sofa contaminated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I walked through dried blood on sidewalk and walked in my house/feet on furniture. Did I contaminate things/is it safe to pick things up/walk barefoot?
Probably not: Unless the blog was wet and got all over your shoes then drip on the floor and rug etc you may have brought in infectious agents. If you are worried there are wipes that will kill 99.9% of the bacteria and viruses. If your furniture tolerated this you can kill the contaminants ...Read more
N. Fowleri brain eating amoeba from indoor dust? Earlier today i was playing on the carpet with my kids and was face down on carpet. Freaking out now.
Worker was blowing cut grass off the sidewalks and walked through some particals while going in house. Is balamuthia a risk this way?
Balamuthia is a risk: but EXTREMELY small. Only 70 cases reported in 400 million people. ...Read more
Unlikely: Unlikely but it is possible to contract leptospirosis if an immunocompromised person comes in contact with urine from a dog infected with leptospira, a bacterial spirochete. In humans, it usually causes mild flu-like symptoms but can result in high fever, severe headache, hepatitis, abdominal pain, diarrhea, or rash. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stepped on lawn pesticides in socks feet we're wet in sucks rubbed feet on carpet should I worry about being poisoned chemicals used by landscapers?
Fell of JetSki. Thigh hurts walking , standing sitting. Can't press down on bike pedal. Going up and downstairs hurts. And a pickle feeling sitting .
Charlie horse: Sounds like a contusion of the quadrates muscles of the anterior thigh, commonly known as a charlie horse. Rest , anti-inflammatories, stretching and ice should help. If not seek further care. ...Read more