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Do Crabs Carry Disease
Not typically: Crabs are an infestation, usually, but not always sexually transmitted. The intense itching will usually drive people to seek evaluation and treatment. Scratching of the itch can cause a secondary bacterial skin infection. Contracting any std markedly increased your risk of having other std's, even if the "crabs" don't carry the other disease, you can catch more than one at a time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pubic lice: Pubic lice are known as Pthirus pubis. They are found mostly in teenagers. Pubic lice are often spread during sexual activity. You should be checked for other STDs, since if you got one you may have gotten more. They can be associated with blepharitis if eyebrows are infected, and secondary impetigo or other skin infections may complicate your scratching the area. ...Read more
Difficulty to say: Any tick has the potential to carry a disease. Ticks can transmit a number of very serious diseases like Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Lyme Disease, babesiosis, and ehrlichiosis. Distribution of these diseases vary considerably by geography and the variety of tick that can transmit the disease. Also, the rate of infection among local ticks may vary considerably! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, it can : The common cold is just one example, among many. The good news is that most of the diseases that are spread are not too serious and cause temp illness. Wash your hands with soap before eating and or contacting your hands to your face or mouth. Note that alcohol does not always destroy all viruses -- norwalk virus, which causes gastroenteritis, is not always destroyed by alcohol and requires soap. ...Read more
Not all carry dz: 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
Do cockroaches carry diseases? What health risks to cockroaches pose? Can they transmit diseases to people and pets?
Cockroaches : Cockroaches are capable of passively transporting microbes on their body surfaces, therefore allowing the transmission of bacteria between people. Not all of the transmitted bacteria are harmful to healthy people with normal immune systems, however, there have been cases where potentially dangerous bacteria have been transmitted in environments such as hospitals and have caused a serious public health problem. In addition, cockroaches have been linked with allergic reactions in humans. Cockroaches can trigger allergic reactions by releasing irritant proteins such as tropomyosin, which can be particularly problematic for asthmatics. Studies have shown that exposure to cockroach allergens are associated with an increased risk of asthma hospitalizations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I hv my thyriod reports normal but dr said u carry on wth ur thyroxinesodium 25mg..Is my dr right? Thyriod is longlife disease..?
Continue the medicat: If your thyroid level was abnormal before the medication, and is normal on the medication, you should continue it. The medication does't cure anything, it only treats it as long as you're taking it. ...Read more