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Effects Of Tick Bites On Humans
No HIV from insects.: U.S. Cdc states: "there is no evidence of HIV transmission from mosquitoes or any other insects—even in areas where there are many cases of HIV and large populations of mosquitoes. Unlike organisms that are transmitted by insect bites, HIV does not reproduce (and does not survive) in insects". Some african apes / monkeys can carry viruses similar to hiv, but not other animals. ...Read more
Can be dangerous: Any bite to the hand from dog, cat or human can be dangerous and should be cleaned and possibly explored surgically. There are a large number of very important structures in the hand as well as a risk of spread of infection that can be devastating if untreated. If in doubt have your doctor evaluate it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is dog flea and tick medicine, the kind that gets rid of fleas, ticks, lice and others ok for humans to use?
I have numerous flea bites which came from a wild raccoon. Is there any possibility of contracting rabies from the flea bites?
Rabies: is not transmitted by fleas.Get a more detailed answer ›
Look for body ticks: Symptoms of tick borne illness are varied depending on the tick vector and diseases carried. If you see any attached ticks and do not know how long they have been attached or any rashes, severe headaches, joint or muscle aches, neck stiffness or are just worried, see you primary doctor for a physical exam and lab testing asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends...: ...On the tick. Deer ticks, for example, are often the carriers of the bacteria associated with lyme disease, a chronic and potentially debilitating condition associated with heart, joint and other difficulties. Wood ticks can carry the bacteria that cause rocky mountain spotted fever. Other tick bites are totally harmless and can cause only local irritation. Ultimately it depends on the tick. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Except for potential to scar if you scratch yourself too aggressively. ...Read more
Do symptoms of Lyme present only on the side of the body the bite was on? Bug bite w/ rash around it l arm, symptoms r arm and leg.
Here's why: Animals with rabies cannot swallow their saliva and this make them more likely to transmit the infectious agent via a bite. The disease also makes them want to bite others by damaging the brain. So the different aspects of the infection work together to transmit it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain, swelling: 25% of rattlesnake bites are dry (no venom), however the symptoms of envenomation may be delayed so it best to get to hospital right away. The 'bite effects' are pain, swelling, bleeding and blood/bleeding disorders. Antivenom is the only antidote. Approximately 8, 000 people a year receive venomous snakebites in the U.S., only 9-15 victims die. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unheard of: Termites live in wooden tunnels and underground. The only way to get bitten by a termite would be to dig with the bare hands into the center of a next so that the 'soldier' termites have a chance at you. To do this would be a little crazy and termites are not at all aggressive. You probably would experience a slight pain at the bite site and perhaps some allergic swelling. ...Read more
They haven't been...: Diseases transmitted by mosquitos are largely a problem in tropical climates. The UK has typically experienced only nuisance mosquito bites. However I read that there are concerns about disease carrying mosquitos having entered the country through imported tires from the Far East. I would watch for NHS bulletins regarding this. Stay well:) ...Read more
Bites can leave mark: Excessive scratching or rubbing of any bug bite can lead to the bite becoming red or bruised. It is also common for a discolored mark to be left over after the bug bite has healed. The marks usually fade with time or can be treated with a fading cream, if necessary. ...Read more
Chigger: I would recommend that you see someone to have the chigger bites treated. I would not have intercourse especially if they are painful ...Read more
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