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I had a fever after being bitten by a rat what should i do?i already had a tetanus shot.is this a rat bite fever?

I had a fever after being bitten by a rat what should i do?i already had a tetanus shot.is this a rat bite fever?

ANewTedNugentSong!!: I hope not. When were you bitten? If over a week and you feel OK except for a slight fever don't worry. But if you feel like you're coming down with the worst flu you've ever had (which you probably are, but still have to play it safe) and maybe get a rash, then head for a doctor and tell him your story. Maybe you'd have it and if so, there are antibiotics for it. Luckily, it's pretty rare. ...Read more

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Possible rat bite fever? I was bitten by my pet rat 10 days ago and I have muscle pain in both my legs

Possible rat bite fever?
I was bitten by my pet rat 10 days ago and I have muscle pain in both my legs

Get rid of the rat!: Symptoms will start 3-10 days after being bitten. Two types of Rat Bite...streptobacillary and spirillary. Streptobacilliary presents with fever, muscle pain, nausea and vomiting, rash and headache. The Spirillary (Sudoku) symptoms vary..recurring fever, ulceration of bite site, swollen lymph nodes and rash. Call your doctor...If you can take penicillin..Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875 twice a day is great. ...Read more

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Does rat bite cause leptospirosis?

Does rat bite cause leptospirosis?

Rat bites: Rat bites can cause diseases including rat bite fever, localized abscesses, cellulitis and even tetanus among others. Leptospirosis is associated with rodents although usually it's their urine causing infection. Worse, the rats urine can contaminate water sources and u can contract leptospirosis from that. Rats can facilitate other diseases including plague, tularemia, hanta virus and others. ...Read more

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What to do after rat bite?

What to do after rat bite?

ER: U need it looked at and get a Tetanus Booster shot and make sure the rat didn't have rabies. ...Read more

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What is the immidiate measure to be taken in case of a rat bite?

What is the immidiate measure to be taken in case of a rat bite?

Wash the wound: Wash the wound with clean tap water and soap, based on how deep is the wound , location of the wound further steps are decided by the physician when you make a trip to er for getting evaluated, defintely a tetanus shot and the need for antibiotic as prophylactic to prevent infection and the need for prophylaxis with rabies immunization is decided after inspecting the location, severity of the wound. ...Read more

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Should i go to ER for a wild rat bite?

Should i go to ER for a wild rat bite?

Yes- please do.: Even if rabies is not a significant risk - rats can carry many types of infections. You may also need a tetanus shot. ...Read more

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How do I treat a rat bite on my son's finger?

How do I treat a rat bite on my son's finger?

See your GP: Please immediately contact your health care provider.Without treatment, rat-bite fever can be serious or potentially deadly. ...Read more

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What is the difference between ebola hemorrhoid fever and hemo fever caused by the flea from a rat?

What is the difference between ebola hemorrhoid fever and hemo fever caused by the flea from a rat?

Hantavirus?: If referring to Hantavirus - there are some strains that can be fatal in humans (Hantavirus hemorrhagic fever w renal syndrome (HFRS) or hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS)) HPS has fatality rate of 36%. The current Ebolavirus Zaire outbreak has a death rate of about 55% but in past death rates have been as high as 90%. ...Read more

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Low grade fever,dizziness since ten days.Had dosage of Vertin prescribed by doctor for Vertigo but still the symptoms persist. Dizziness is something like I'm sailing on a boat.Its more towards the evenings. Sometimes feel nauseated.bp is Normal,pulse rat

Low grade fever,dizziness since ten days.Had dosage of Vertin prescribed by doctor for Vertigo but still the symptoms persist. Dizziness is something like I'm sailing on a boat.Its more towards the evenings. Sometimes feel nauseated.bp is Normal,pulse rat

Hydration: You are taking medication for vertigo keep taking it in order for the medicine to work you need to be well hydrated 6-8 bottle of water in winter and 8-10 battles unsymmetrical sodas no energy drink.keep taking the medicine but hydrate yourself everybody think they drink a lot of water unless you are drinking at least 8 you are not drinking enough ...Read more

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Could a spider bite cause a recurring fever?

Could a spider bite cause a recurring fever?

See below: For u s spiders, this is unlikely unless a secondary infection occurs and is not treated adequately. If this is going on, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What's the chance of getting dengue fever after the bite?

What's the chance of getting dengue fever after the bite?

Dengue Presentation: Dengue presents clinically in less than 20% of cases. The challenge is if you do not show an active disease process and at some point in the future you are bit again, there is a high risk for developing dengue hemorrhagic fever which can be fatal. Lab test are available to determine your exposure to dengue ...Read more

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My son has a bit on back head it keeps swelling he has no fever.?

My son has a bit on back head it keeps swelling he has no fever.?

Scalp Bite: Depending on what the bite is from, how long it's been there, and the extent of the "swelling", you may wish to have it evaluated. An "abscess" can fill with puss and may not cause a fever, but still needs to be drained. The age of your son may make some difference with respect to urgency as well. ...Read more

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Can you get cat scratch fever without being scratched or bitten by a cat?

Can you get cat scratch fever without being scratched or bitten by a cat?

Yes: But you still need to come in contact with a cat. If a cat licks a break in your skin, then bartonella, the bacteria that causes cat scratch disease, can be transmitted. ...Read more

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What type of spider bite causes swelling in the bitten area, pain and fever?

Several can: Anything that bites you, if bacteria is in their bite, may cause a reaction. The venom/bite of the "brown recluse" spider is well known to cause swelling, redness, pain, and fever in the area though. ...Read more

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What happens if other types bite what happen is anyone can cause dengue fever?

What happens if other types bite what happen is anyone can cause dengue fever?

Dengue Fever: Not sure what you are asking here. Dengue Fever is due to a virus that is transmitted by several types of Aedes mosquitoes. Most commonly it is transmitted by A. Aegypti. ...Read more

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I have faucial tonsil and a bit fever. Feel like crashed by a truck. What can I do to feel better?

I have faucial tonsil and a bit fever. Feel like crashed by a truck. What can I do to feel better?

Tonsillitis: For relief salt and warm water gargles help. Some otc pain meds like Ibuprofen can help. But one needs to make sure it is not bacterial tonsillitis that needs antibiotics. ...Read more

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How many days it takes for a tooth to shows up after the symptoms starts, my 8month old baby had 3 nights of waking up a lots a bit fever for a day?

How many days it takes for a tooth to shows up after the symptoms starts, my 8month old baby had 3 nights of waking up a lots a bit fever for a day?

Days to weeks: But usually shorter rather than longer. Symptoms may not be related to teething but to other causes. Once 1st tooth erupts, but no later than 1st birthday. Take your child for his/her 1st dental check-up, a pediatric dental specialist, a Pedodontist, for all the same reasons child sees a Pediatrician rather than a GP. ...Read more