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Is an elapid snake bite curable?

Is an elapid snake bite curable?

Depends: The elapid group contains ~300 species with a variety of toxins within their bite. Where access to urgent & critical care services & Antivenin is available recovery is possible, although difficult. See: www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc172667/?Tool=pmcentrez. ...Read more

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Snake Bite (Definition)

An injury caused by the bite of a snake that frequently results in two puncture wounds from the animal's fangs. Sometimes poisoning from the bite may cause redness, swelling, and severe ...Read more


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What is more dangerous: an untreated human bite or an untreated black widow bite?

What is more dangerous: an untreated human bite or an untreated black widow bite?

That depends.: A human bite can cause tissue injury & infection. A black widow spider bite may cause a minor reaction or a severe one. People rarely die from the bite of a black widow - but most deaths that do occur are in the elderly or in infants. So - there is no one -size fits all answer to this. Each human bite case & each black widow bite case are different. ...Read more

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What is first aid for a venomous snake bite?

What is first aid for a venomous snake bite?

See below: First, remain calm then remove any constricting clothing or rings or jewelry. Next, immobilize the affected area if possible. And finally, call 911 or get to an er asap! the only treatment for venomous snake bite is antivenin. Do not suck on the wound, cut the area, apply a tourniquet, apply ice or use the typical snake bite kits that are in every sportsman store, none work and make it worse. ...Read more

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Is non venomous snake bite painful?

Is non venomous snake bite painful?

Can be: Non-venemous just means no toxic/dangerous substance from the snake going inside your dbody, but the punctures from the teeth can be painful in certain areas of the body--sensitive areas. Fortunately though, these are often small and only causes minor discomfort, escpecially if you have high pain tolerance.. Monitor for signs of infection...Swelling, redness, pain, puss etc... Check with your doc. ...Read more

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Can non venomous snake bite be cured?

Can non venomous snake bite be cured?

Sure: If the snake is non venomous, there is nothing to do other than clean the wound and monitor for infection. Your tetanus shot needs to be up to date as well. Otherwise you can just let it ride. ...Read more

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How serious is a wolf spider bite?

How serious is a wolf spider bite?

Usually not: There may be some pain, edema & itching from Wolf Spider Bites. Although it was previously thought that Wolf spider bites could cause necrosis - more recent study suggests otherwise. Always make sure that tetanus shot is up to date. ...Read more

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What is the post treatment of a poisonous snake bite?

What is the post treatment of a poisonous snake bite?

Depend on what snake: Specific anti venom is available especially in India where cobra bites and deaths are common, ( question is from India ) immediate measure apply a tourniquet and take to nearest medical facility . ...Read more

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How deadly is a tarantula bite?

How deadly is a tarantula bite?

Usually is not.: Many species of tarantulas are not harmful to humans. If a tarantula bites it might be a “dry” bite – injecting little to no venom. However, the bite of some tarantulas can cause pain & swelling at the site, muscle cramping, fever, difficulty breathing and exhaustion. The Chinese Bird Spider (a type of tarantula) has been blamed for one death in China. ...Read more

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Is there an ointment that is very effective against bedbugs bites?

Is there an ointment that is very effective against bedbugs bites?

Steroid creams.: You can take antihistamines if you feel itchy. Topical steroid creams can be used on lesions. For a severe allergic reaction to bites – please seek medical evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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If a person is bitten by rabid dog and becomes rabid, is there any treatment?

If a person is bitten by rabid dog and becomes rabid, is there any treatment?

Yes, but barely: There has been a small number of people who have survived rabies after disease has set in. In the cases i'm aware of, they were treated by inducing coma. Prevention of rabies after exposure is preferred, to say the least. ...Read more

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Is it true that with today's medicine HIV is usually more of a chronic, manageable disease rather than an automatic death sentence like it once was?

Is it true that with today's medicine HIV is usually more of a chronic, manageable disease rather than an automatic death sentence like it once was?

Yes: This has been the case for many years. However, I'd urge everyone to be VERY careful to avoid becoming infected. It's not easy or pleasant to manage, and one is still chronically sick. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for non venomous snake bite?

4 minute rinse: Rinse your wound well. Hold it under a running tap of lukewarm water fro 4 minutes. Watch a clock [it will seem like a long time. It's singing the alphabet song 8 times!]. You don't need antibacterial soap or hydrogen peroxide. Watch for infection signs: redness, increased pain, pus, tenderness/red streaks. ...Read more

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Is an infected insect bite dangerous in pregnancy?

Is an infected insect bite dangerous in pregnancy?

Not necessarily: Pregnancy is always tricky and needs careful care with your gynecologist. Treatment for infection requires careful choice for efficacy and toxicity, and you have to do this carefully with people are pregnant. ...Read more

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Is the average spider bite dangerous?

Is the average spider bite dangerous?

Usually not: Most spider bite are like other insect bites and may hurt at first but afterward, like with any break in the skin, infection needs to be watched for. Some are dangerous like the well known widow and recluse bites in the usa, but there are other less known species that can cause problems like the recluse too. Generally, watch the bite and if concerned, see a physician. ...Read more

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My dermat.presc.me azithromycin for a mild cellulitis dt.a mosquito bite ..is this effective?!

My dermat.presc.me azithromycin for a mild cellulitis dt.a mosquito bite ..is this effective?!

Not effective.: Azithromycin also known as Zithromax is not an effective antibiotic for skin infections. If the infection is mild and can be watched. Signs and symptoms of more severe infection would be if the area of redness increases, fever occurs, and the area becomes tender to touch. Keeping the area clean and using soap with Triclosan temporarily would be suggested. ...Read more

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Why is a tick bite called Lyme disease?

Why is a tick bite called Lyme disease?

Bite can lead to LD: Tick bites may transmit a variety of illnesses if the tick has been infected with a germ that uses the tick as a carrier.Rocky mountain spotted fever, tick bite fever & lime disease are some of the diseases that can be passed by ticks. Not all ticks carry diseases and not all bites will pass the germ. ...Read more

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Just diagnosed w/cellulitis (spider bite) current hepc tx weakened my immunity. How serious is this?

Just diagnosed w/cellulitis (spider bite) current hepc tx weakened my immunity. How serious is this?

Possibly: Depending on the severity of the cellulitis, it may possible to continue treating your hepatitis c while also being treated for the cellulitis. You should notify your your treating physician if you haven't done so. ...Read more

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