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Help For Rat Bite Fever
Go to Emergency Room: Asap! i used to be a veterinary assistant. Cat bites often lead to infections. Infections of the had can be very unforgiving. If you haven't had a tetanus shot in the last 10 years or you don't know how long it has been - you will need one. You may need wound debridement and antibiotics. Take this seriously. ...Read more
Mosquitoes: Aloe Vera & Basil are natural deterrents. Mosquito safety- use bed netting when sleeping. Spray the walls of the home with insecticide. Stay inside or wear long pants & long sleeved shirts from dusk to dawn. Use Permethrin spray on clothing and mosquito netting. Deet agents can be used on skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This probably isn't: needed for the average mosquito bite. Effects are usually self-limited. 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 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood tests: Very specific blood tests are available to determine the presence of tick transmitted infections. Since results can take some time to be finalized, early testing is highly recommended. ...Read more
How to relieve bug bite on three yr old. Tried hydrocortisone, cool cloth, tylenol (acetaminophen). Son can't sleep because of it. Gets welts from bug bites.
Antihistamines: in addition to what you have done, is it a mosquito bite or a bedbug, or was it a bee or ant sting, if getting this exaggerated reaction every time, or has other symptoms such shortness of breath or hives all over, better see an allergist, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area ...Read more
Hi, I'm having a spreading swollen reaction to what is probably a bed bug bite(s). Cannot get benadryl, (diphenhydramine) will phenylephrine work to help control it?
Home remedies: I agree w dr. Pappas who provided homeopathic info. I will touch on home remedies. Apply 1 to 1 mix of baking soda & water to decrease pain & reaction. Or try paste of water & meat tenderizer applied directly to the lesions. You can use Benadryl for itching or tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid's for pain. Call 911or go to the nearest emergency room for difficulty breathing or swelling as discussed by dr. Pappas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Insect repellents containing deet (such as off!) do repel ticks. How well a repellent works depends on the amount of deet on the person's clothing or skin, and on how complete the coverage is (whether or not the person missed some spots). Too much deet can be toxic to babies and small children. Clothing that has Permethrin impregnated into the fabric may also help prevent tick bites. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can you tell if you've been bitten by a kissing bug? What's the difference between a kissing bug bite and a mosquito bite (appearance, sensation)?
R U Kidding: YOU cannot unless you catch the bug ...Read more
No.: Cephalexin (and all other antibiotics) are prescribed for bacterial infections. Bug bites do not respond to antibiotics unless there is also an infection present, which does sometimes happen if bacteria gets into the bite. Most bites do well with a mild cortisone cream and antihistamines for the itching, but if pain or significant tenderness develops, see your doctor. ...Read more
Can you tell me how antivenin is produced and whether antivenin given for a snkae bite provides lasting immunity?
Mostly horse sera: And doesn't provide lasting immunity,Get a more detailed answer ›
Chigger bites: Chigger bites usually heal on their own within one to two weeks. In the meantime, control itching with an over-the-counter anti-itch cream, such as Hydrocortisone cream. Consult your doctor if your skin appears infected or if the bites seem to be spreading to other parts of your body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, is it possible for a dog to store virus of rabies in its mouth for hours? Example: dog bit a fox which had rabies, after 2 hours he bite me. Thx
Rabies vaccine: You need to see a doctor or go to your health department asap and get vaccinated against rabies. The dog should be quarantined and watched carefully and if any symptoms develop it may need to be sacrificed and examined for presence of the rabies virus. This is a life-threatening disease. Please go immediately and get managed now. ...Read more
Nothing specific: If the infant is not uncomfortable no specific treatment is indicated. If the baby tends to get large local reactions to insect bites ice should be put on the bite asap. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) by mouth can also be given for extreme swelling or itchiness as well as a low dose cortisone cream. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ixodes scapularis: Of concerned with Deer ticks is Lyme Disease. Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. Typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans ( ...Read more
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