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Is there any difference on anti-rabies for dog bites and anti rabies for puppy bites?

Is there any difference on anti-rabies for dog bites and anti rabies for puppy bites?

Yes same vaccine: Vaccination done not only for unknown dog bites ( includes puppies ) raccoons, bats other wild animals killed virus vaccine is the same one. Do not have to worry about pet dogs if they are vaccinated. ...Read more

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Fever (Definition)

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Need medical advice for severe cat bite on hand please help?

Need medical advice for severe cat bite on hand please help?

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

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Is there a repellent I can wear to keep mosquitoes with west nile from biting me?

Is there a repellent I can wear to keep mosquitoes with west nile from biting me?

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 more

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Is ibuprofen good for mosquito bites?

Is ibuprofen good for mosquito bites?

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 more

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How can I diagnose a possible African tick bite fever or other tick borne rickettsial disease?

How can I diagnose a possible African tick bite fever or other tick borne rickettsial disease?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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?

No: Phenylepherine is a decongestant not an antihistaminic, so it won't control itching or 'allergic reaction'. If you can't get benadryl (diphenhydramine) for whatever reason right now, try having a shower and apply cold compresses till you see a doctor, good luck ...Read more

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For fire ant bites or wasp stings, what helps give relief. Thoughts on homeopathic apis?

For fire ant bites or wasp stings, what helps give relief. Thoughts on homeopathic apis?

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 more

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Will insect repellant keep me from ricks that can give me rocky mountain fever?

Will insect repellant keep me from ricks that can give me rocky mountain fever?

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 more

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Is it ok to use mosquito bite cream in treating flea bites?

Is it ok to use mosquito bite cream in treating flea bites?

Hydrocortisone cream: An over-the-counter 1% Hydrocortisone cream can help relieve itching for either mosquito or flea bites. ...Read more

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Does nesporin help with infected bug bites?

Yes: If the bite area is not too large, washing with an antibacterial soap and applying neosporin can often be very helpful. ...Read more

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Is the antibiotic cephlaxin good for poison spider / insect bites?

Is the antibiotic cephlaxin good for poison spider / insect bites?

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

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How can you care for a swollen dog bite ?

How can you care for a swollen dog bite ?

Med eval: Obtain medical evaluation. This could represent swelling from injury or from infection. ...Read more

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Help with a chigger bite that has been there?

Help with a chigger bite that has been there?

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 more

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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

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

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Treatment for mosquito bite on infant

Treatment for mosquito bite on infant

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 more

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Can black fly and/or deer fly bites cause flu like, severe body aches as an allergic reaction??

Can black fly and/or deer fly bites cause flu like, severe body aches as an allergic reaction??

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