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Is Age A Factor In Infected Insect Bites
Insect bites are from mosquitos, spiders, flies, ticks, and other species that use their mandibles (jaws) to attach to a person or other animal. They can then suck blood out of their "prey" and leave saliva proteins that cause itching and swelling. Other insect species, like bees, yellow jackets, wasps, hornets and fire ants actually inject venom into their prey and can not only cause localized pain and swelling, but severe, acute allergic reactions in ...Read more
VERY,VERY HIGH: "anopheles quadrimaculatus" is the most important species in the eastern United States regarding malaria transmission. In the western United States, it's "anopheles freeborni"."anopheles punctipennis" found in the contiguous U.S. States- however, it is not the natural vector of malaria. ...Read more
Swelling important..: Redness is not important, but induration (swelling) is when reading a TB test. For normal healthy person, induration of > 15 mm is considered positive. Other clinical situations may warrant calling >10 mm of induration positive. ...Read more
Welt badly at bug bites.Last bite welted to ~6" diameter.y so large?Dr said likely allergic unlikely cellulitis.y such a large reaction?unknown bug.
Allergist might he: An allergist or dermatologist may help clarify. You may be what is called a bite reactor. ...Read more
Is mosquito allergy rare ? Can you develop deadly allergy to mosquito when adult ? I live in norway. There is no mosquito with malaria etc, here.
My wife was bitten by some sort of insect. It appears to be a spider bite. Red cellulitis that is spreading, center is open draining. What antibiotic?
See your doctor: Skin infections are most commonly caused by S. aureus or "staph." The resistant form is known as MRSA. Antibiotic choice depends on the patient's other medical problems but Cephalexin is a common choice for the non-resistant form and Doxycycline and Linezolid are the most effective oral antibiotics for MRSA. Your provider can culture the wound to tailor antibiotics specifically to the infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If skin rash occurs in the early stage of HIV, is it possible for only a --single-- flat rash to occur?
Get tested: Symptoms are too variable to serve as an indication of HIV infection. If you had exposure, get tested. You may wish to get a HIV nucleic acid test at about 3-4 months exposure. If it is negative then, and you did not have any more exposures, you could consider yourself free of HIV. ...Read more
CDC data: Rabies is fatal, but very rare. In 2010, there were only 2 cases in the us, both caused by bats. Here is the cdc's 2010 data on rabies in wild animals by region. As you can see, raccoons top the list of most common carrier, especially on the east coast. In the midwest and west, the skunk is the more common carrier. http://www.cdc.gov/rabies/location/usa/surveillance/wild_animals.html. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can a louse fly spread any diseases to humans? My mother was bitten by one and broke out in a rash. Is that an allergy or something more serious?
Bitten by a mosquito, very swollen & red, the other bites are red but not as swollen like the size of gum ball/quarter. Why is it this size/lump?
Could it be an allergic reaction from mosquitoe bites that the bites turn in to big swollen welts?
Yes and no: Most people get a local allergic reaction to mosquitoes. This will lead to a large area of redness. Some people are more allergic than others, so those people get even worse rashes and reactions. There are some lucky people who are not allergic at all. So while it is an allergic reaction, there is usually nothing dangerous about it. Oral antihistamines might help. ...Read more
What is the most effective antibiotic to be taken in case of asmall patch of cellulitis (about 2cm). In face developed after a mosquito bite??
Depends: Your doctor will be aware of the type of bacteria and the antibiotics best to use in your community. The bacteria that cause cellulitis are most often strep or staph. In some communities staph is resistant to some antibiotics and this often reflects the choice of medication. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Low: Watch the dog for a few days to see if he develops rabies. If he doesn't have obvious rabies within a few days, then he doesn't have rabies and neither will you. If you can't observe the dog's behavior, check with local veterinarians, ask if there has been a recent outbreak of rabies in the area. ...Read more
Care is warranted: Dog bites in general, especially to the so-called dangerous triangle of face, from middle of upper part of nose to across the lips, should be carefully watched and cared for, as they frequently get infected, requiring antibiotic treatment, due to large amounts of bacteria in the canine mouth. Pl get it checked with your physician or an urgent care clinic to avoid any complication:) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not quite sure if it's a tick bite but looks like an insect or spider bite of some kind. Has been slowly growing bigger. This happened in Thailand.
since it is growing and happened in another country;
GO to the emergency department and get evaluated now not tomorrow. ...Read more
Lyme: A rash around a tick bite, especially if its a target like red rash and you live in part of the country where lyme is common, is essentially diagnostic of infection with lyme disease. A relatively short course of oral antibiotics (doxycycline is usually best) will easily get rid of this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If someone has very large local reaction to insects,is he at greater risk of systemic reaction if stung again?
Not necessarily: of course if I were you I will carry the epi-pen with me from now on but since your reaction was local and severe there is no guarantee your second exposure will remain local it could be systemic same time it could remained local but I will be prepared because systemic reaction could be a life threatening good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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