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Dr. Morris Westfried Dr. Westfried
Dermatology
42 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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My wife thinks I should see someone for my centipede sting. Should i?

My wife thinks I should see someone for my centipede sting. Should i?

If infected: If it localized itvwill resolve.If it is warm and swollen it may require antibiotics from doctor. ...Read more

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Stings (Definition)

Stings can come from different sources. Insect stings such as a honey bee is one of the most familiar. Sting by fish in water is another common experience many of ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Any over-the-counter help for someone with centipede sting?

Centipede bite: Wash the wound with water ; soap. You can take tylenol (acetaminophen) or an NSAID for pain. Antihistamines can be used for itching. Check your tetanus status. If skin in the area is necrotic then you will need wound care. ...Read more

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Dr. Frank Pinto Dr. Pinto
Dermatology
32 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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What sort of problem is a centipede sting?

What sort of problem is a centipede sting?

Not serious: Typically causes temporary redness, swelling, pain, and or itching, occasionally with swollen glands on the affected side, but generally not serious. ...Read more

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Dr. Francine Yep Dr. Yep
Family Medicine
27 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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How fast can I make my centipede sting go away?

How fast can I make my centipede sting go away?

12 hours or less: Little critters can certainly sting! wash with water. Use cool compresses every 10 minutes. Talk with your doc if the sting lasts for more than 12 hours or you have serious symptoms [headache, palpitations, sick to your stomach/barfing, feel nervous, see red streaks, or a painful swelling of the lymph nodes]. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Machtinger Dr. Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
40 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Dr. Cornelia Franz Dr. Franz
Pediatrics
years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Can a centipede sting be dangerous to a child? How can you tell the crawly thing is a centipede?

Rarely: Symptoms which are most likely to develop include: severe pain, which is usually in proportion to the size of the centipede;swelling and redness; swollen, painful lymph nodes in the regions of the bitten limb; headache;palpitations or a racing pulse;nausea and vomiting;anxiety;local itching and burning sensations...(.From wikipedia). Most centipedes stings are not life threatening. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Considine Dr. Considine
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What is the best treatment for centipede sting?

What is the best treatment for centipede sting?

Treat symptoms: With a centipede bite it will likely be a very irritating reaction locally to the skin. Would recommend cortisone cream and try to keep wound clean with antibiotic ointment or cream. If severe see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Keira Barr Dr. Barr
Dermatology
18 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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What's the best treatment to get rid of centipede sting?

What's the best treatment to get rid of centipede sting?

Symptomatic relief: Centipedes have a painful bite and may cause swelling. The biggest concern is secondary infection, so wash the area with soap and water and watch carefully for signs of infection(pus, expanding redness).Hot compress may help reduce the pain, or an ice pack to relieve swelling. Over the counter pain relievers can be used as well as Hydrocortisone cream for itching. ...Read more

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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At my last check up, I forgot to tell the doctor about centipede sting. Is that ok?

At my last check up, I forgot to tell the doctor about centipede sting. Is that ok?

Let me explian: It is not okay, you have make to tell your phscian any think could effect your health, becuse cetipede sting could cuse muscle break down, or ekg changes. ...Read more

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Dr. Marc Hirsch Dr. Hirsch
Family Medicine
48 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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My wife is having a sharp stinging sensation in her lower left abdomen what could this be and will it require us to take a trip to the e.R?

My wife is having a sharp stinging sensation in her lower left abdomen what could this be and will it require us to take a trip to the e.R?

Yes: Either the er or a doctor, sooner rather than later. It could be inflammation of the colon called diverticulitis. If it becomes infected it could form an abscess and be a threat. She needs an exam and possibly imaging of her abdomen. Depending on what is found she may need antibiotics and possible surgery. It could be something much more benign, but find out. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck Dr. Beck
Surgery
39 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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My wife had strong stinging pain in the lower left abdomen, yesterday and was sent to the emergency room where they said it's nothing. Now again... wh?

My wife had strong stinging pain in the lower left abdomen, yesterday and was sent to the emergency room where they said it's nothing. Now again... wh?

Ovulation pain: could it be ovulation pain, where is she on her cycle, is she pregnant, when it was her last period? Did she ever have any surgery. Does she have any fever So many questions has to be answered before even suggest anything. Use a heat pad. Take 800 mg of ibuprofen Make sure bowels are working. Drink plenty of water. Not better. See your doctor ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif Dr. Seif
Clinical Psychology
36 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim Dr. Ibrahim
Urgent Care
15 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Zachary Veres Dr. Veres
Family Medicine
14 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham Dr. Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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My wife recently had an IUD inserted, i think it stings my penis head during intercourse. Is this normal? What are the options/alternatives?

My wife recently had an IUD inserted, i think it stings my penis head during intercourse. Is this normal? What are the options/alternatives?

Possible / uncommon: This does happen because the string can be irritating. The iud itself could protrude from the cervix and would require replacement. She should see her doctor to check the iud. If it is in properly, the strings can be cut shorter or the end can be bent over so the sharp end does not contact you during sex. ...Read more

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Dr. Ali Khazaei Dr. Khazaei
Gynecology
20 years in practice
Mashhad University of Medical Sciences AKA Ferdowsi University
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Dr. Bac Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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How can I avoid insect stings?

How can I avoid insect stings?

Clothing, repellants: Long-sleeved clothing, shoes, hats to cover where you can when weather permitting. Bug-repellant sprays may also help. Minimize outdoor time during dusk/dawn hours. Clear your yard of excessive shrubs/trees, storage places, cut-woods, stagnant water etc... These measures should help reducing the chance of getting bugged! good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Lee Perry Dr. Perry
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
13 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
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How do you care for an insect sting?

How do you care for an insect  sting?

Many treatments: The most thing is to identify whether or not you might have life threatening allergy to insect stings--this type of allergy would be characterized by symptoms that occur away from the sight of the sting. Examples would include head-to-toe hives, shortness of breath, or throat discomfort. If the symptoms are local only, treat with ice and oral benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

Dr. Robert Breiner Dr. Breiner
Podiatry
30 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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How can I take care of an insect sting?

How can I take care of an insect sting?

Ice: There are many different remedies for an insect sting. I like to use an ice cube and rub the site down. For me this helps relieve the stinging pain. There are over the counter remedies that you can use if you have them with you when you get stung. It seems like i always have some ice around. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier Dr. Bouvier
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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What is the definition or description of: insect sting?

What is the definition or description of: insect sting?

See below: A insect sting results in an injection by a specifically designed structure of an organism and usually contains chemicals that can cause all sorts of responses, some toxic. Whereas a bite can also contain chemicals which cause all sorts of reactions but comes from the mouth parts which may be fangs or other teeth or large mandible components or simply be part of the components of the saliva. ...Read more