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How does a child normally get scabies?

How does a child normally get scabies?

Other People: Scabies is a highly contagious disease usually spread from person to person. Often in crowded situations such as day cares. ...Read more

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Chiggers (Definition)

'chiggers' is an itchy rash casue by the bite of an immature (larval) stage of a mite. The mite secrets chemicals which trigger an intense itchy reaction from humans. The larvae do not burrow under skin but rather secret chemicals to help digest skin. The mites are found in tall grass at the edges of forests. Wear long clothing & use ...Read more


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How long does a louse live on fabric?

How long does a louse live on fabric?

ANSWER: Lice cannot survive for more than about 24-36 hours when removed from a person. Spraying furniture, carpets and bedding with an insecticide serves no real purpose other than providing some margin of psychological comfort .If anything, vacuuming carpets and furniture will remove stray lice. ...Read more

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How long does the herpes virus survive on a finger?

How long does the herpes virus survive on a finger?

HERPES ON FINGER: THERE IS VERY LITTLE CHANCE THAT THE HERPESVIRUS COULD LAST AT ALL IF YOU WASH IT AFTER EXPOSURE. NO NEED TO WORRY ...Read more

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How long does wingworm live with?

How long does wingworm live with?

Ringworm: do you mean ringworm? Ringworm is a fungal infection which can be cleared with proper treatment. Treatment depends on the area on the body involved (skin, scalp, nails). Have a visit with your PCP or via HealthTap to discuss proper treatment and answer any additional questions you have. ...Read more

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How long does HIV live outside the body? Does heat kill it faster?

How long does HIV live outside the body? Does heat kill it faster?

HIV dies right away: HIV cannot live outside of the body -which is a very good thing. So if you're worried about an 'exposure' at least this is in your favor. It's always good to practice safe sex though-esp. in this modern age. I see many young people not paying attention to their own safety-and sadly a number of new cases are occurring. Most of these are in gay young men in their 20s. Be safe. Check with a doc if Qs ...Read more

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How long does a spider bite stay itchy?

How long does a spider bite stay itchy?

Days-weeks: Insect bites can be itchy from days to weeks depending on an individuals reaction. ...Read more

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Can toxoplasma live on plastic? Does it need organic matter to survive?

Can toxoplasma live on plastic? Does it need organic matter to survive?

Unlikely on plastic: Toxoplasmosis is caused by a plasmodium parasite t.Gondii it will not survive for long on a dry plastic yes need organic natter like wet cat stools , contaminated meat , usual transmission to humans poorly cooked meat , oat through feaces ...Read more

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How long does it takes sperm to die in a condom?

How long does it takes sperm to die in a condom?

If kept: Warm and moist, they can remain viable for hours. Flushed down the toilet or thrown into the trash, they die much sooner. That's why you used to condom in the first place. ...Read more

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How long after a flea bites does the spot go away?

How long after a flea bites does the spot go away?

Depends on early Rx: Treating flea bites promptly with cool compresses, 1 % hydrocortisone/calmine and perhaps an oral antihistamine (claritin/zyrtec) and tending to the scar after the lesions heal will minimize their appearance. If they are severe, exfoliation, moisturizing, sun block and over the counter anti scar treatment (mederma/neosporin scar solution) are starters for fading the scars. ...Read more

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How does a person get pinworms?

How does a person get pinworms?

Ingested: U get pin worms by putting egg contaminated fingers in the mouth.The eggs travel through, hatch & begin to live in your large intestines.Living pw's crawl out your anus &lay eggs.If you get an allergic rxn to the glue like stuff the eggs are laid in, it will itch a lot. Rx is so simple & free of side effects many just treat on suspicion. Otc pin worm med is available or an rx pill can be called in. ...Read more

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How long does it take sperm to die in a condom?

How long does it take sperm to die in a condom?

Sperm in a condom: Some condoms contain spermicide, causing sperm death quickly. In regular condoms, sperm may remain viable for several days. ...Read more

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How long will herpes live on a vibrator?

How long will herpes live on a vibrator?

Not long: Herpes virus, both type i and ii will not survive out side body , but certain bacteria can survive few days , . ...Read more

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How long does sperm survive in a woman?

How long does sperm survive in a woman?

Few days: Generally a couple of days although can survive up to 5 days. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long does rabies live in a dead animal?

I'm wondering how long does rabies live in a dead animal?

Not long!: The virus incubates in affected animal's body for apporximately 3-12 weeks. The animal has no signs of illness during this time. When it reaches the brain, the virus multiplies rapidly, passes to the salivary glands, and the raccoon begins to show signs of the disease. The infected animal usually dies within 7 days of becoming sick. It's unlikely to be infected if the animal is dead. ...Read more

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How long does one live with a a brain aneurysm?

How long does one live with a a brain aneurysm?

Potentially forever: The 25% fatality statistic etc, only applies to aneurysms that have bled. Those with unruptured aneurysms have the potential of living a normal life and may never have a bleeding episode. ...Read more

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How long will a body crab live on a toilet seat?

How long will a body crab live on a toilet seat?

Crabs: Pubic lice or crabs (phthirus pubis) can be spread by vector transmission. Wearing someone else’s clothes that are contaminated or infected towels, bed sheets or towels can give you lice. It would be highly unlikely to get lice from a toilet seat because they will die fairly quickly if away from a warm body. They don’t have the capacity to move on smooth surfaces. ...Read more

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How long does a person usually live after going to a nursing home?

Talk to the staff: I would discuss this with the staff at the home. ...Read more

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How long can norovirus live outside a human?

How long can norovirus live outside a human?

NoroV Contagion: Whereas the symptoms usually begin 12 to 48 hours after ingesting the virus, there is no evidence that sick persons can become long-term carriers of the virus, but the virus can be in the stool and vomit of infected persons, from the day they start to feel ill to as long as 2 weeks after they feel better." http://www.Health.State.Mn.Us/divs/idepc/diseases/norovirus/basics.Html#duration. ...Read more

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How long can a person really survive on dialysis?

How long can a person really survive on dialysis?

Dialysis: I have taken care of patients who have been on dialysis for over 20 years. It really depends on the patient and how well they manage their multiple diseases. It requires care by the patient and the physician but there is no limit as to how long someone can survive on dialysis. ...Read more

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