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Flea Bites Side Effects On Humans
No: Except for potential to scar if you scratch yourself too aggressively. ...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
Vet medication: Many of the same medications are used for patients and animals. The differences can be dosages and also the fact that the fda does not as tightly regulate the medication. There are medications used in vet medication and not for humans because of implications for long-term side effects that may not be an issues for animals but are for humans, many of these have to do w/ neurologic changes. ...Read more
Variable: Some people don't feel the bites. Others develop redness, swelling and intense itching. The bed bug does not tend to carry other pathogens. Some people can develop significant allergic reactions. ...Read more
There can be : Differences. Flea bites may be clustered into 3 itchy bumps that bleed & blanch (turn white) when you press on them. They tend to be found at skin folds (breast or groin) & folds of joints (ankle, knee, elbow, axilla). A rash may develop and swelling can occur as well as secondary infection from scratching. A skin biopsy is sometimes needed to make an accurate diagnosis. Bed bug bites may cause no. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which bug bites (~30 on legs) other than ticks' can cause bullseye rash 2 weeks later? I went camping and these bites never itched nor hurt.
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
Bed bugs: Bed bug bites may have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points. A reaction may show from an hr to several days later. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions w clear center. If hypersensitive blisters may occur. Telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – doesn't always occur. Bites are in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, shoulders, neck ; legs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sunburn vs Poisoning: Sun poisoning is systemic illness causing nausea, weakness, headache, dizziness, decreased sweating and high temperature, it is a very serious illness and should be evaluated and treated emergently. Severe sun burns can cause some systemic symptoms like above but are more local symptoms such as deep reddening of the skin with swelling and blistering with worsening pain. Seek help. ...Read more
Variable.: Spider bites can have variable appearances. It might cause a pink or red bump with no symptoms. Or it could itch or be painful. Venomous spiders may cause significant pain radiating far from the site, cramping, sweating, necrosis of tissue or worse if there is an allergic reaction. ...Read more
Unknown: Neonates exposed to antipsychotic drugs during the third trimester of pregnancy are at risk for extrapyramidal and/or withdrawal symptoms following delivery. These complications have varied in severity; from being self-limited to requiring intensive care and prolonged hospitalization. Abilify (aripiprazole) (aprizol) should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifi. ...Read more
Help please. Saw picture of flea bites on humans and looks like one on my child. Too embarassed to tell anyone?
Don't worry: If your child has a bite and is really bothered by it/itching it- or it looks infected - see a doctor. If you have an animal that could have fleas - get the animal treated. Do not be embarassed. Doctors see everything. We do not judge. We see lice and scabies and many things. We want to help. ...Read more
Hydrocortisone cream: If you are allergic to the bites, then they will itch for weeks. If you scratch them, they will itch until you quit scratching them. They can cause hard bumps called nodules if you continue to rub or scratch. Also, kill the fleas in the house, yard, pets. Other bites can look like flea bites such as scabies and other mites. Hydrocortisone cream and oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help the itch. ...Read more
I have swollen glands in my groin, both sides. They seem mobile and soft. I had cellulitis in one leg 1 month ago. I have flea bites in both legs.
Lymph glands: Glands in the groin are used to help infections in the legs/feet. They may also get infected. If it persists, see your doctor ...Read more
2 year old son has red hot bumps on palms, bumps on arms, ankles & a couple on his side, flea bites? Hfm disease? Chicken pox? How to tell difference?
Not really: The newer vaccines are basically harmless. I underwent the series and if you think you have had an exposure, you need to do the same. If you have been exposed, and you neglect this, it will cost you your life. ...Read more
Growth hormone (GH): Human gh must be injected, and is intended for gh deficiency (eg pituitary tumor), children with short stature, and HIV muscle wasting. Gh levels naturally get low with middle age. Will gh make adults feel “younger”? Generally no. Gh may increase muscle but does not increase strength. Side effects include carpel tunnel syndrome, arthritis, gynecomastia, and can cause/worsen diabetes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be safe, but....: Like any medicine, growth hormone has risks involved in taking it, even at commonly prescribed doses. It can raise your blood sugar, it can cause a rise in your "intracranial pressure" and slightly increases your risks for a medical condition termed scfe (slipped capital femoral epiphysis), amongst other risks. It should always be taken under the supervision of someone comfortable with its risks. ...Read more
I heard canola oil has side effects and not very good for humans , is it a total lie or is it debatable?
Bad: Canola oil is gmo. Never cook with it. Use olive or coconut oil instead. More info on: http://drfairchild.Blogspot.Com/2012/12/cooking-oils.Html. ...Read more
Any type of potential negative side effects on our human health from using deodorant or anti-perspirant on your armpits everyday?
Unknown: While it is safe. There are some that believe that exposure to the aluminum in the products may have health consequences. There is not current data to present that has investigated this exact question. ...Read more
listen to your body: It is a processed food. A high protein diet from processed food is acidic. It is best taken with lots of fresh green vegetables and fruit which provide fresh water. Good essential fatty acids are needed and slow carbs from anti-inflammatory grains. If taken in that way and it still causes symptoms, don't use. ...Read more
My roommate got a puppy who was not dewormed. Is it safe for me to take a dose of a human OTC dewormer as a precaution? Side effects? Safe or not?
Ans: Why would you do that? Not a good idea. Re think that one ...Read more
Many side effects: The reason hgh is regulated and only used for gh deficiency is because there is a temptation to give it for cosmetic reasons, and it can be dangerous. Google "acromegaly" to see effects of gh excess. Also, you don't always want "growth". Colon polyps, possibly other tumors, and the build up of coronary placque are among the growth effects you don't want. Whatever you're in to, you don't need it! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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