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Kissing Bug Bite Treatment
How can you tell if you've been bitten by a kissing bug? What's the difference between a kissing bug bite and a mosquito bite (appearance, sensation)?
R U Kidding: YOU cannot unless you catch the bug ...Read more
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?
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 more
Hard to say: These are normal findings for a 6-9 yo, usually associated with snoring during sleep and require no treatment. If a 4 yo or a 18 yo with any signs of sleep disturbance, they may need removal. Providing more information when you submit a question allows a more specific answer. ...Read more
I'm infected with Staph aureus. I know, my bf may be colonized with a Staph by kissing. Can I get infected again by him when my treatment is over?
Wish I could tell: You no but yes you can get the bacteria to live on your skin again, which is impossible to guard against. You should not get infections all the time, unless there is something not 100% with your immune system -- but Staph is known to live on human skin, most of the time not causing any problems. Hopefully you will not get infections again. ...Read more
Due to kiss?: Why do you have blue spots on your lip from a kiss? Were you bitten? ...Read more
What type of treatment would I need for Mrsa and c.diff and how do I stop them spreading? What if I've kissed or had sex can the other get it?
What is best treatment for 3mm osteochrondal defect in medial femoral condyle? Kissing contusion of the knee joint?
Let me advise you: Many patients appear to do well from an arthroscopic washout and debridement where any loose bodies of cartilage are removed and the defect is tidied back to healthy cartilage. However, when this treatment fails to relieve symptoms it is unclear what the best treatment is. ...Read more
I have a kissing contusion in the inferolateral patella and antherolateral trochlea with overlying articular cartilage defects. What is the treatment?
Varies: Varies somewhat based upon more exact nature of injury. Contusion simply is one way to say a "bruise". So, if you bruised an area that already had some arthritic loss of cartilage, the injury should improve simply with rest and possibly a brace. If the "cartilage loss" actually represents a displaced osteochondral fracture, then surgery is likely indicated to fix the fracture. ...Read more
If u got STD from kissing then what are the symptoms & how many days after kissing ur symptoms starts? What are the treatments?
Oral herpes: Oral herpes can take six months to e positive on a blood test. 90% of people with herpes do not have an outbreak. You must, as a sexually active human know your herpes status. You cannot get it more than once. ...Read more
I have what looks like a bug bite with red streak from it. Has this become infected? If so, does it require treatment?
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, ulceration, 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
Leave it alone.: I generally don't recommend popping blisters of any kind unless they are painful, because of the risk of infection. If it's not bothering you, cover it with a bandaid. If it itches, apply Hydrocortisone cream 2-3 times a day. If it gets painful or tender, or develops a red ring around it, see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more
I have treated syphillis but still have the large bug bite like thing on my scrotum. What other treatment can I explre?
See a dermatologist: Since you left out every single detail which might provide a clue, your question can allow no answer except to tell the attending Dr or clinic to reevaluate you at once. Wrong diagnosis? Wrong treatment? How long on treatment? What was the treatment? Etc ...Read more
After treatment with Clindamycin 300 mg for 10 days the area of bed bug bite is still red. Is this normal? Other areas have faded
Depends: The answer depends on the severity of the allergic reaction. If it is mild- just some redness and itching, an antihistamine, such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help. People who get severe reactions- such as difficulty breathing, or swelling of the mouth, tongue, or throat, should carry an epi-pen, which is injectable epinephrine. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the severity of the reaction on the skin-redness, swwollen, pain. As well as what kind of insect bite. The reaction are varies on different individuals, some are very allergic, some have minor eaction. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is recomended first. But you have pain with swelling then you need to see a doctor for steroids and/or antibiotics ...Read more
Was your home: Treated or just you? Declutter entire bedroom/ home. Place all junk in tightly check this site for instructions: http://treatmentforbedbugs. Com/sealed plastic & dispose of it. Wash clothing, linens, towels in hot water. Dry on highest heat - then repeat. Place clean items in a sealed bag to prevent re-infestation. Steam clean what you can't place in drier. Vacuum everything using a disposable. ...Read more
M very fair/light skinn & anytime im bitten by a bug or get a scratch or even cut myself shaving I scar easily. Looks bad. Treatment/reduce scarring?
Resurfacing: A mid depth peel or ablative later resurfcaing should work great with your skin type. ...Read more