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How To Treat A Centipede Bite
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
Ocular wasp bite: The first step is to reduce swelling with ice or cold compresses. For the pain take otc ibuprofen, 2-3 tabs 3 times a day. For severe swelling around the eyes you may need a prescription for cortisone tablets (prednisone or methylprednisolone) for a week. Finally watch for signs of infection which will show up between 24-48 hours after the bite with increased redness, pain, swelling. See a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tick bite: Before seeking medical attention, you should note the appearance and characteristics of the tick and remove it with fine tweezers, being careful not to rupture the abdomen (if engorged). If bitten by a deer tick, your doctor will either observe and treat if symptoms/signs of disease develop or treat immediately with preventive antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Scorpion sting: Wash area of the scorpion sting with water & soap. Apply cold compresses. Avoid eating/drinking anything initially. Remain calm. Pain can be tx’ed with nsaid’s. There are very few scorpion sting deaths in the us. If child is stung- seek med tx. For ^heart rate, ^ respiratory rate, weakness, ^ blood pressure or muscle twitching seek medical care. If out of the us or generalized sxs seek med tx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Check out the link: Below. If there's any worsening symptom such as increasing redness, swelling on the scorpion bite with chest pain, shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness etc, it's prudent to go to the er. Take care! http://phoenix.About.Com/od/scorpions/qt/scorpionsting.Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clean it: Washing the area with soap and water and keeping it clean and dry is usually enough. You can use a topical cream for itching such as cortisone or calamine if the bites are itchy. If a bee has stung you, remove the stinger by scraping the area with something firm like a credit card. See a doctor if you see worsening redness, warmth, or swelling - these can be signs of infection. ...Read more
Don't pop it !: Treatment isn't necessarily needed. Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator & apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory effect. Consider applying calamine lotion or c crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water & baking soda is effective when applied to lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Chlorpheniramine for itching. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on Severity: If the degree of inflammation is mild, topical polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) three times per day may resolve the infection. However, for a bite that has pain, swelling, redness, warmth, and/or a yellowish exudate, consultation with a physician for appropriate treatment including systemic antibiotics is indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Immidiate and later: Call 911 if you have 1 trouble breathing 2feeling faint or dizzy 3hives 4swollen tongue 5history of severe allergy of insect sting and use epi pen if it was prescribed by your physician if no secere allergy symptoms scrape the area with finger nail or tweezers to remove the stinger do not pinch the stinger as it can inject venom ice the area take antihistamine(benadryl) tylenol/motrin for pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mosquito repellent: First, protect yourself from getting stung - insect repellents, wearing long sleeves, etc. Once stung, apply ice, prescription-strength topical steroid and an antihistamine such as Cetirizine 10mg (zyrtec) or fexofenadine 180mg (allegra). First aid calamine with pramoxime lotion mixed with Hydrocortisone 1%. Next step - see an allergist for consideration of desensitization (allergy shots). ...Read more
Mosquito Bites: Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator & apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on 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 & baking soda is effective when applied to lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Chlorpheniramine. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ive been suffuring with this for years. I get nauseous when I eat, actually every bite I take I want to throw it out. What could it be? treatable?
Not sure: There are a lot of possible causes of persistent nausea, and it would require more detail then you have provided here to try to sort it out. A good start would be to try a chewable antacid such as Tums (calcium carbonate) several times a day for a week or two, whenever you get the nausea, just to see if it helps at all. If it does help, it's probably related to the stomach. If it does not, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Developing small bumps on arms, appear as "very" small ant bites, I believe it is from the mold in my old home...is it going to be permanent/treatable?
Sure it is: Treatable. See your doc for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Yes: If caught early and the type of histology is favorable it is totally treated with very high success rate. ...Read more
Amyloidosis: Although no cure, symptoms can be treated with chemotherapeutic agents such as cytoxan, (cyclophosphamide) steroids such as dexamethasone, peripheral blood stem cell transplantation, liver transplantation, & treating the underlying conditions that might have caused it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All: Dr. Singh is correct. When i was a kid, we cured 2 out of 6 cancers (excepting the common non-melanoma skin cancers, which are easily managed). When i was in med school, it was 3 of 6; now it is 4 of six. "cancer is a word, not a sentence." be vigilant, avoid tobacco, and get seen early if you have any signs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
TREATABLE: Most people with healthy immune system will recover without any treatment and just fluids to prevent dehydration People with weak immune system or in poor health are at risk for prolonged illness and children may have severe disease It is a treatable condition requiring hydration and in some symptomatic anti diarrheal meds are used Recurrences may happen in immune compromised patients with AIDS ...Read more
Benign tumor: This is a fairly common benign tumor. If the imaging specialist is certain of the diagnosis, it's perhaps best left alone. If you have more than one, or other signs, it's suggestive of tuberous sclerosis, a highly variable genetic illness. A big one may respond to some recently-devised medical management. ...Read more
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