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How Common Is It For Somebody To Have Problems From Spider Bites
Not common...: ...But, there are some dangerous spiders out there. In north america the more common are the black widow (pretty immediately painful bite) and the brown recluse (causes delayed local tissue destruction). These bites are relatively rare. Most "spider bites" can be treated with ice, rest, tylenol, (acetaminophen) and time. Sometimes an anti-histamine or topical steroid can also be helpful for symptoms. ...Read more
Cause and cure for gross tongue swelling? What are allergies cause it. I heard from a doctor that farmers used to get it ?
Stop the cause: There are several causes but narrowing it down depends on whether it is acute and then goes away or whether it persists for days, weeks, or months. Acute: food allergy, ace-inhibitor medication, other medication reactions. Persistent: amyloidosis, cancer, acromegaly, nutritional problems. Usually, you would know if a food caused it because it would swell as soon as it touched the tongue. ...Read more
Very: Since 'behavior' defines all that we do, any problem related to our actions can be considered a 'behavioral problem.' the term is generally used to refer to repeated behaviors, even when the negative consequences make it clear that the behavior causes anger or stress in others, or reduces the freedom of the patient. It depends on who sets the rules - a strict parent may see more 'problems!'. ...Read more
Trauma: The kidneys are located in such a way that any significant trauma to the flank (sides) or lower back can result in potential damage to the kidneys. It is not unusual for people in car accidents or contact sports to occasionally see blood in their urine following a serious impact. However, it does take a significant trauma....Not usually mild contact. ...Read more
Varied reasons: It could be from allergies or an infection of the ear. It may be part of a more generalized allergic reaction which needs to be e slushed and treated. There can be an infected cyst of the ear lobe or a foreign body reaction to an eating or piercing.There is also a condition call chondrodermatitis where the cartilage is swollen and needs to. E treated with oral medications. ...Read more
Common: The neck supports your heavy head with flexibility and the ability to allow passage of major nerves, breathing and alimentary tubes. It is vulnerable to strain in athletic contests and especially auto accidents. Neck trauma with strain can cause local pain, referred nerve pain and muscle dysfunction. If severe you can fracture neck bones. See your orthopod for this. Avoid chiropractors. ...Read more
Neck swelling: A numer of condition cause neck masses, swelling, or limps. Lymph nodes are all over the neck, enlarge to help fight local infections. Thyroglossal cysts can get infected, small lump becoming larger and tender. Goiter, swelling of the thyroid, can get very large. Thyroid and cancer in the lymph nodes, and other sources of swelling are possible. Get any swelling checked by your doctor. ...Read more
Toe swelling: Unfortunately, the causes of a digit swelling are numerous. From infectious to traumatic to orthopedic to metabolic.The cause of the swelling needs to be determined so that appropriate treatment plan can be implemented. Swelling of a toe is not uncommon, however. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bleeding disorders: Because of the wide variety of causes, the exact incidence of bleeding disorders in the United States is not known. Von willebrand’s disease is the most common bleeding disorder in the United States, affecting approximately 1% to 2% of the population. Haemophilia a and b are rare conditions with a combined incidence of about 1:10 000 of the population. There are other causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One of the most : Common chronic neurological conditions.Get a more detailed answer ›
How likely is it that self-harm with a razor/knife would cause infection? And how do you prevent infections from said things?
The best way to : Prevent infection is not to cut in the first place. Please get professional help if you are cutting. Yes, the self- lacerations can become infected. What is your tetanus status? If the cuts are very deep - they may require suturing. I really can not provide you education about how to best cut yourself. Please look into dialectical behavior therapy. Take care. ...Read more
That depends: what type of animal (person?) is the bite mark from? How is the person's immune status? ...Read more
From what ive read, zika is a limited diseAse for a male. But can it cause future issues? Similar to how long standing h pylori can cause cancer
Not persistent infec: Zika is a virus infection which is cleared by the immune system in a matter of weeks. So the virus does not persist in the body for more than a few months because the body makes good antibodies against it and that is all that is left behind after the virus has been cleared up in your blood(It can persist in the semen for a longer period of time). ...Read more
Uncommon unless...: You live in the tropics or have been swimming in stagnant water as its caused by a fresh water protozoan - hillbilly handfishing alert! that said i've never seen or heard of a case. I daresay that my colleagues and i don't think of this disease when we find nasal polyps. We may be missing a few cases. ...Read more
FTT: Failure to thrive (ftt) is a common problem in pediatric practice. It is more common in children living in poverty. In one report from a rural primary care setting, 10% of children less than one year of age had ftt. In some populations, up to one-third of patients with ftt may go undiagnosed. ...Read more
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