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My Wife Thinks I Should See Someone For My Centipede Sting Should I
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
Very unusual: And not very serious.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Stinging pain while urinating for 3 days now. My wife told me today she started experiencing pain yesterday as we'll. What could this be ?
My wife delivered through c - section 4 days ago. For two days now her right leg has been swollen and experiences some stinging pain while walking.
My wife has red liquid filled rashes on her right shoulder back for 1 week.it stings not itches no temperature
Rash: Need to see a picture. Virtual consult may help ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stinging throbing pain in thought it was my kidneys urologist thinks not .What else could it be? Said I have sponge kidneys and intestinal cystitis.
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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