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Do People With Non Venomous Snake Bite Have A Lot Of Pain
Snakes: Rattlesnakes are common in AZ, CA and other sw states. They are generally not aggressive, rattlesnakes strike when threatened or deliberately provoked, but given room they will retreat. Most snake bites occur when a rattlesnake is handled or accidentally touched by someone walking or climbing. Therefore, most of snakebites occur on the hands, feet and ankles. ...Read more
Not frm virus itself: The virus itself doesn't cause discomfort or pain, but rather it is how our body responds to the virus (inflammation of the respiratory tract leading to secretions and respiratory congestion), and the tests we need to perform that will typically cause pain (phlebotomy, bronchoscopy, intubation, central line insertions, foley catheterizations, etc). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not quite sure if it's a tick bite but looks like an insect or spider bite of some kind. Has been slowly growing bigger. This happened in Thailand.
since it is growing and happened in another country;
GO to the emergency department and get evaluated now not tomorrow. ...Read more
I have epilepsy and I often wake with a badly bitten tongue. Are there mouth guards or something one can use?
I live in New Zealand.
Seizures: Hi YEstrada, tongue biting is very common with seizures. yes there are mouth guards but i do NOT recommend them. They are quite dangerous as they are a choking risk during seizures. If you are having frequent seizures, it would be best to see your GP or neurologist for a review of your medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually yes: Orbital cellulitis is a serious infection around the eye socket that causes severe redness, swelling and pain of the upper and lower eyelids. It is a serious infection that must be treated emergently and aggressively with antibiotics and sometimes surgical drainage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have lots of mosquito bites even though I use repellent. They swell and are really gross and itchy any treatments?
Basil leaf: 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
I'm 26 years and have lots of joint pain throughout my body sometimes need aleeve to deal with it. Could this be some kind of arthritis problem?
Could be: If you're having pain in the joints for no good reason (any major changes in physical activity level or traumatic events), then it could be a type of arthritis. Start with your family doctor who can start a work up and refer you to a rheumatologist if necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have bites all over. Some swell 2 inches in radius, some are small. Mild itchiness and pain. Housemates are also affected. What could it be?
Yes, lots of pain: Dengue fever's nickname is 'break bone fever' because every part of your body hurts so much it feels as if your bones are broken. People with dengue have flu-like symptoms including fever, headaches, and muscle aches. Rarely it progresses to severe dengue. It is a viral infection spread by mosquitos which bite during the day and prefer to live in towns & cities. Wear 30% deet to prevent it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Diphtheria is a nasty illness. We don't see a lot of it here, but in a lot of foreign countries, notably russia and surrounding areas, diphtheria is alive and kicking. Be thankful we don't see it here anymore, and the vaccine is so effective. Unbearable throat pain, aches, and more. ...Read more
Not usually: Conjunctivitis is an inflammation or infection of the eyelid skin that is in contact with the eye, and the skin of the eyeball itself. It is usually irritating but not painful. If someone has pain of the eye, he/she should be evaluated immediately by an eye doctor, as this may indicate a more serious condition. ...Read more
Usuall not: Parkinsons disease is not associate with pain as a prominent symptom. ...Read more
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