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How Many Times Can A Flea Bite
Not state specific: There are not insects that are really state specific, more climate than region. That said, there are certain areas of the country that have more of one type insect than others. General care for insect bites is good hygeine, sypmtoms relief, and watch for signs that infection is starting. ...Read more
Tick bite: After safe removal of tick, wash hands & wound with soap & hot water. Can relieve pain by use of ice pack. Garlic can be eaten or applied to wound to hasten healing. Tea tree oil relieves itching. Seek medical attention if you develop bullseye (red circle), rash, fever or emesis. Triamcinolone cream is sometimes prescribed to hasten healing. ...Read more
See a Pro: In children under 7 see a pediatric dental specialist. Over 7, see an orthodontist. Both specialists are trained in determining whether cross bite is dental or skeletal. Dental cross bites are corrected by moving teeth. Skeletal cross bites are corrected by widen tin jaws. See a pro for differential diagnosis and treatment recommendations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Remedies & tx: 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 for itching. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Usually mosquito bites only last up to a few days; however, in those people who have a delayed-type hypersensitivity reaction to them, they can last much longer. Cortisone cream usually works well. If it doesn't, i'd consider seeing the doc - high potency topical steroids might be needed. Remember, scratching can lead to infection. ...Read more
For a head bruise/contusion, how many hours after the injury can I apply heat? How many times & how many minutes each time?Use heat for how many days?
No set rules: To minimize swelling after an injury, cold applications are recommended for 24 to 48 hours and then switch to warm applications for 20 minutes every few hours. The heat increases blood supply and breaks down blood clots under skin and promotes healing. Wrap the ice and the hot packs in a towel when applying. Discontinue the warm applications when soreness improves which is usually after several day. ...Read more
Mosquito Bites: Leave the blister intact if possible , it protect from infection . May use steroid cream to decrease symptoms. ...Read more
Can bird mites live on and bite humans for a period of time? Can they jump from person to person.
Maybe: Bird mite ascariasis is more common than suspected and they will feed on humans when bird hosts are not available. They thearotically can infest other people by direct contact. They are very tiny and infestations are hard to eradicate. Bites are characteristically like 1/4 th inch target lesion. For more info see www.birdmites.org ...Read more
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