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How do I treat a centipede bite with a lot of swelling and bruising ?

How do I treat a centipede bite with a lot of swelling and bruising
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Centipede: Wash the wound with water ; soap. You can take tylenol (acetaminophen) or an NSAID for pain. Antihistamines can be used for itching. Pain ; swelling are normal for centipede bites. However, if swelling is excessive or the skin is necrotic then you will need wound care. Check your tetanus status. If you don't know when you last shot was or it has been over 10 years - that should be repeated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Is keflex good to treat a centipede bite infection?

Is keflex good to treat a centipede bite infection?

Infection: Agree w dr, munshower & dr. Raff regarding antibiotic coverage. The issue is about what the infecting organism is. General info: a centipede pinches the skin with hollowed legs that inject venom. This will leave 2 puncture wounds w pain, redness & swelling. Deaths possibly related to centipede bites in the United States are extremely rare. Wash the wound with water & soap. You can take tylenol (acetaminophen) >. ...Read more

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What should I do when I get a centipede bite?

What should I do when I get a centipede bite?

Local wound care: Local wound care usually involves washing with a gentle soap and water twice daily, applying antibiotic ointment and monitoring for signs of infection. Increased redness, swelling and pain, especially when combined with the appearance of pus indicates an infection which should be evaluated by a primary care physician. ...Read more

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Do you need to seek medical attention for a centipede bite?

Do you need to seek medical attention for a centipede bite?

That depends: A centipede pinches the skin with hollowed legs that inject venom. This will leave 2 puncture wounds w pain, redness ; swelling. This pain usually resolves within several hours to several days. However, if you experience headache, dizziness, palpitations, nausea, swollen lymph nodes, increased blood pressure or significant tissue damage than you need to obtain medical attention. Deaths possibly. ...Read more

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Is a centipede bite life threathening ?

Is a centipede bite life threathening ?

Death is rare in USA: If you experience headache, dizziness, palpitations, nausea, swollen lymph nodes, increased blood pressure or significant tissue damage after a centipede bite than you need to obtain medical attention. Deaths possibly related to centipede bites in the United States are extremely rare. Not so rare in other parts of the world. ...Read more

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My son got a centipede bite mark and its swollowing how can I get rid of the swolling?

My son got a centipede bite mark and its swollowing how can I get rid of the swolling?

Ice and benedryl: Ice the area with a towel between the ice bag and the bite. Over the counter drugs that you could use include benedryl ointment or tablets if severe and Hydrocortisone cream. Make certain to follow the children's dosing on the label. If the child is very young, he may need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Is the swelling treatable if sympathetic dystrophy is diagnosed?

Is the swelling treatable if sympathetic dystrophy is diagnosed?

Yes: And it is important to start treatment early for best results. These may include medical and surgical modalities ...Read more

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Is angioimmunoblastic t-cell lymphoma still treatable if in the marrow, anemia, low platelets, swelling?

Is angioimmunoblastic t-cell lymphoma still treatable if in the marrow, anemia, low platelets, swelling?

T cell lymphoma: It is treatable but need careful supervision under the oncologist as chemo can be detrimental with low blood counts but sometimes that is the only way marrow can be cleared of lymphoma so lot of thinking needs to be done in selecting appropriate chemo for such patients. ...Read more

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I got bit by a insect and it caused swelling and it's warm, it's been several hours and the swelling is still here. There is no redness ?

Need more info: It would be of great importance to know what kind of insect bit or stung you. Please get to see your family physician for a diagnosis and treatment as soon as you can. ...Read more

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My son 15 months old found to have bitten by some kind of insect, and he had swelling over the leg and two small marks, what I have to do to treat it?

My son 15 months old found to have bitten by some kind of insect, and he had swelling over the leg and two small  marks, what I have to do to treat it?

Insect bites: Keep the insect bite area clean. Keep him from scratching at the site. You can give him a tepid bath with a little baking soda or aveeno (oatmeal powder) in the bath water. Caladryl clear gel can stop itching, if that's a problem. Call your doctor if redness or swelling is spreading. ...Read more

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Will an insect bite cause swelling in upper left arm?

Will an insect bite cause swelling in upper left arm?

Yes: Some can. This is called an arthus reaction and represents the release of chemicals into the local blood vessels that trigger swelling. ...Read more

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How do I treat an insect bite? Insect bit me 2 weeks ago on the toe. Soaking in epsom salt helps, but pain and swelling persist. Should i see a doctor or wait it out.

How do I treat an insect bite? Insect bit me 2 weeks ago on the toe.  Soaking in epsom salt helps, but pain and swelling persist.  Should i see a doctor or wait it out.

You : You should see your doctor as this may indicate that you have an infection that requires treatment you cannot do as well as antibiotics. ...Read more

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What could cause rash, blistering/swelling, and scabbing on ear.. With no history of burns, scrapes, insect bites, or contact with allergens?

What could cause rash, blistering/swelling, and scabbing on ear.. With no history of burns, scrapes, insect bites, or contact with allergens?

? Impetigo: What you describe sounds suspicious for impetigo, a strep infection of your skin. You can have a tiny break in your skin that you were not even aware of, and the normal skin bacteria could then enter in and cause a local strep infection. The "scabbing" is what makes me especially suspicious. Try washing with antibacterial wash, put on antibiotic ointment, and if not better in a few days, see doc. ...Read more

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Why do mosquito bites cause swelling?

Why do mosquito bites cause swelling?

See below: All bug bites can cause local reactions with redness, swelling and warmth without pain and itch like mosquitos. This occurs due to histamine release due to the saliva of the mosquito/bug, but there are other venoms in the bites that can have an effect too. And this can occur immediately or even hours after the bite. ...Read more

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What causes the itch and swelling of a mosquito bite?

What causes the itch and swelling of a mosquito bite?

Mosquito bite: Recent research has shown that itching due to mosquito occurs through a histamine-independent peripheral pathway. See http://www.Rosslab.Neurobio.Pitt.Edu/mbi/. ...Read more

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What type of common insect in the u.S. Would give you a bite with the biggest swelling?

What type of common insect in the u.S. Would give you a bite with the biggest swelling?

Brown Recluse Spider: But this answer has a lot to do with where you live.Spiders are not really insects, but here in the south these are the most common "bite" causing a big reaction.You can have a fatal reaction to any insect sting. ...Read more

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What kind of bug bite causes swelling and fever?

What kind of bug bite causes swelling and fever?

Probably any insect: bite can cause swelling or fever depending on your body's response and/or the potential development of associated cellulitis/infection. ...Read more

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What can cause facial swelling besides bug bites?

What can cause facial swelling besides bug bites?

Facial swelling: Face swelling can be caused by inflammation, allergies, trauma or infection in the tissues of the face. Facial swelling can be due to relatively mild conditions, such as a sinus infection, or a serious or life-threatening condition, such as analphylactic shock, that should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting... ...Read more

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What can I do to stop an insect bite from swelling?

What can I do to stop an insect bite from swelling?

You can use cool: compresses at the beginning, then switch to warm compresses later in the day. An oral antihistamine would help the most. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) tends to be very effective for this, but it can make you drowsy, so please don't take it before driving or operating machinery. If you will be doing those activities, try one of the non-sedating meds, such as loratidine or fexofenadine. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat severe swelling from a mosquito bite?

What can you do to treat severe swelling from a mosquito bite?

Apply ice: 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 medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or chlorpheniramine. ...Read more

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What kind of bite causes swelling and redness in one area where i had initially noticed itching at last night while being outside?

What kind of bite causes swelling and redness in one area where i had initially noticed itching at last night while being outside?

Any kind : Though some insect bites can cause a worse reaction than others, it is also
dependent on how allergic or sensitive your body is to the bite. ...Read more

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What are the causes of leg swelling and how to treat it?

What are the causes of leg swelling and how to treat it?

Many things: Trauma such as broken bones, sprains, strains. Problems with veins and lymphatic systems. Systemic disorders such as high blood pressure, and heart failure. Blood clots may cause swelling of one leg. Treatment can include elevation and compressive wraps along with medication. See your primary care physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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

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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Does tooth abscess cause a lot of swelling or a just a bit?

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Does tooth abscess cause a lot of swelling or a just a bit?

See a dentist ASAP: Regardless, the size of the swelling, a tooth abscess won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes leg swelling and how to treat it?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes leg swelling and how to treat it?

Depends on cause of: The swelling:
1: blood clot, once diagnosed can be treated with clot busters,
2: rupture of a cyst behind the knee, is treated with pain meds, etc.
3: if swelling is due to a bony lesion, its removal can be done;
4: soft tissue swelling, from a tumor, infection, fluid collection(incl. Blood) will need to be removed or drained.
Ask your pcp for the specific symptoms that you have, and he'll help. ...Read more

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Mosquito bite caused swelling of my hand what to do?

Mosquito bite caused swelling of my hand what to do?

Significant swelling: May be an allergic reaction. Please seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What insect bite that led to swelling, redness and joint pain?

See details: Numerous insects can cause some degree of these symptoms, especially tick bites and spider bites. ...Read more