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Kissing Bug Bite
I was recently bitten by a beetle while asleep. Subsequent research leads me to believe it was a "kissing bug". The bite was extremely painful and the reaction (fever, swelling, & pain) continued for a week. I read they can inject a parasite that can
Chagas disease: If you were bitten in north america it is extremely unlikely that you will contract chagas disease. The prevalence of the disease here is just too low. Some will develop an ulcer at the site of the bite. Parasitemia is easily demonstrated with blood smears or pcr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am not 100% sure but I think I was bitten by a "kissing" bug. What are chances of Chagas' disease? I live in Louisiana.
Chagas : not enough known to give accurate predictions. Chagas is rare in the U.S. So probability has to be low . ...Read more
Bit by kissing bug a year ago, posion center advised to get tested for chagasdisease.Er people thought i was crazy, who can test for it ?
Should i get tested for Chagas disease? Ive spent alot of time in florida and tennessee which both have kissing bugs
Micro-organism: It takes two items, kissing bugs and a microorganism, trypanosoma cruzi, that causes Chagas disease. The microorganism is not endemic in the US so you do not need to be concerned about getting tested. You may consult this site for more info on this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chagas-disease/basics/definition/CON-20030854 ...Read more
Mucocele: Lip biting or trauma may cause rupture of minor salivary gland or duct which leads to salivary deposit in soft tissue, resulting in a small bump and eventually become bluish tint. This small bump is termed mucocele. Mucocele is painless, not dangerous, nonspreading, noncontagious. However, its present may lead to lip biting during normal function. It can be removed easily by dentist/surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If someone kissed someone with possible exposure to rabies (bat bite) before the full course of the PEP was finished could they contract rabies?
Rabies transmission: Per the Centers for Disease Control: The most common mode of rabies virus transmission is through the bite and virus-containing saliva of an infected host. Transmission has been rarely documented via other routes such as contamination of mucous membranes (i.e., eyes, nose, mouth), aerosol transmission, and corneal transplants. ...Read more
If someone kissed someone with possible exposure to rabies (rat bite) before the full course of the PEP was finished (4 out 5 shots completed) could they contract rabies?
If my boyfriend stopped having symptoms of the stomach bug almost 72 hours ago, is it safe to KISS him 48-72 hours later ?
WillHeLuvUInTheMorn?: Yes, with you on one side and he on the other of a plate glass window. Wearing overcoats.And ski masks. Goggles.Bandannas.And he has to wear a condom. Oh, wait!! It's been 72 hours since his symptoms ended!!! Forget the condom. You can wear a light jacket.A beanie & string tie...Smokin'!! BUT,if you wait one more day, kiss away.I don't know if I'd French kiss for about a week.Still, no guarantees ...Read more
I bite myself inside my mouth last nite and i only french kissed a sex worker today. Cannot see any bleeding from her mouth, what chance i get hiv?
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- Clear liquid coming out of bug bite
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- Bug bites blister filled with clear fluid
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