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Nairobi Fly Bite Treatment
Green head fly bite area is getting larger over the last 2 hours and is red hot and itchy. When should I be concerned and request treatment?
Deer fly: That sounds like a deer fly bite -which can be painful. They can cause allergic reactions - and depending on your history of allergy you may need to be exceptionally careful. If it's not getting better, then you need to get evaluated. Warning signs would be feeling lightheaded, breathing problems, the development of hives, nausea/vomiting, rapid heart rate etc. Try some ice and maybe Benadryl (diphenhydramine) now ...Read more
Fly bites: Which type of fly are you referring to. Are you sure the bites are from a fly? Please give more infrormation so we can be of help. ...Read more
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
Should I seek treatment for this insect bite? Possible spider bite - 2 small marks 1/2" apart surrounded by large (4" diameter) red area.
I get really large pimples, more like small growths, usually on my face. They don't turn white or anything. Get really big. Slightly painful. Looks like an insect bite that gets bigger, lasts for about a week then reduces. What is it and treatment
I was bite by a deer fly 3 days ago and still have extreme swelling, bone pain, and radiating heat on my foot, ankle and calf. Should I seek treatment?
Bug bite: Absolutely - seek assistance sooner rather than later ...Read more
Human bite: You may require a tetanus shot. The hand is very vulnerable to rapid spread of infection and loss of function. You could require antibiotic treatment. An evaluating physician will be able to provide specific guidance. Signs of infection include: redness, swelling, pus-like drainage, red streaks, increased pain and fever. ...Read more
Soap and water: Any bite should be washed well with soap and water as quickly as possible after the bite. This flushes the wound and reduces the chances of infection. Then putting on neosporin, polymixin, bacitracin, etc (topical antibacterials) and a bandaid can be helpful. If the wound is deep, becomes more painful, or there is concern the animal is rabid, be seen immediately. Antibiotics if infected. ...Read more
Medical Evaluation: Animal bites can expose people to high amounts of bacteria deep into the skin and tissues of the body putting people at risk for infection. This can occur quickly and needs to be evaluated by a doctor. Usually prophylactic antibiotics are prescribed as well as a tetanus shot. Depending on the type of animal and known information and history, treatment and testing for rabies may be appropriate. ...Read more
Beware "cheap": If the wound is minor, clean the wound immediately with warm soapy water and peroxide. Apply a clean bandage and head to the er. If you have serious bleeding or a severe injury head straight to the er. Severe infections and other problems are not uncommon and are best evaluated asap. You will need antibiotics. Have someone call animal control to evaluate the animal which caused the injury. ...Read more
What type?: Are upper teeth inside lower teeth, or lower teeth outside upper teeth, or both. Is crossbite dental, skeletal, or both? Are there other anomalies? Is there enough space to correct the malpositions? Ask a qualified Orthodontist, someone who treats this type of problem full time. ...Read more
Depends on cause: If cross bite is because of skeletal imbalance, most often the rx is to widen upper jaw. If cross bite is because of dental mal-positions, most often rx requires tooth movement. As no two cross bites are exactly alike, see a qualified orthodontic specialist for evaluation and treatment recommendations tailored to your needs. ...Read more
Depends: This depends on whether the spider was a medically significant venomous spider and what species or if the bite was from a non-medically significant species - and then any bite may become infected secondarily, so this should be watched too. ...Read more
Baking soda paste: Make a poultice of baking soda and water (sticky consistency) apply to affected areas. ...Read more
Vitiligo: Best if you would see your primary doctor and a dermatologist. They will guide you through. ...Read more
Second time sex (no hymen), hurts when bf thrusts deep. He can only fit a bit inside. Does this go away by itself or do I need treatment?
Time Is On Your Side: Just be patient, take your time, go slowly, maybe with some extra lube, and your body will adjust. Your "bf" will also have to be gentle, sensitive and patient. And before you know it, boffo!! head bangin' the headboard (if that's what you like...)---The tissue down there is pretty soft and pliable so just give it some time and gentle nudging..... ...Read more
Can starting ART early create long term implications? Is it advisable to start treatment when your CD4 is 467 or is it advisable to wait a bit
It is preferable to start the treatment, rather waiting for the CD4 count to fall.
Wish you good health! ...Read more
I have been on ortho treatment for 18 months and my bite is still off. I can only chew on the right side. Can my dr correct my bite in 6 months?
Possibly: But since each case is different, ask your orthodontist. ...Read more
Is it okay to wait a day to find out if a dog has been vaccinated or should one seek immediate treatment, with a bite looks more like a small scrape?
R/O CELLULITIS: Cellulitis is a superficial skin infection that can be caused after an abrasion. Keep the area clean and apply topical antibiotics. Seek prompt evaluation for potential need of oral antibiotics/X-ray /labs. Normally AUGMENTIN (amoxicillin and clavulanate) IS STARTED AND TTD GIVEN ...Read more
Time: Most spider bites cause only a small local allergic reaction. If this is all it is some anitbiotic ointment a bandaid and time (1 to 2 days) and it should be fine. If it looks like it is getting infected (increasing redness, pain or not improving) you should see your doctor. Only a small minority of spider bites cause infection or serious skin injury. ...Read more
Trombiculidae: Itching can be helped with topical corticosteroids and antihistamines as well as hot showers or baths. In cases of severe dermatitis or secondary infection with chigger bites, a doctor should be consulted. Some apply petroleum jelly or painting nail polish over the chigger bite under the false belief that the nail polish will suffocate the chiggers under the skin, but it does not work that way. ...Read more
Depends. If your you country does not have Rabies, it is simple treatment with antibiotics, tetanus injection and good clean out with dressing.
If your county has prevalence of rabies, the a post exposure rabies vaccine schedule is recommended. Depending on the risk in some cased rabies immunoglobulins may be recommended. Your doctor will be able to advise the schedules. ...Read more
Spider bite: Seek medical care asap if you think a spider bit you ; you have severe pain (can be felt at bite site ; possible chest, back or abdomen); abdominal cramping /rigidness or ulceration of skin at site. You may need a tetanus shot (if you don't know when your last shot was or it has been > 10 years). Also medical care if you develop signs of secondary infection. Clean area w antibacterial soap. ...Read more
Get Chiggers off: Your skin asap by rubbing w a cloth or showering in warm water w soap. You can apply Hydrocortisone cream or take oral antihistamines for itching. There are products you can buy specifically to treat chiggers. Chigger bites usually resolve in 1 to 2 weeks w/o treatment. Get medical eval for infection. ...Read more
Depends on symptoms: Some sources say a hobo spider bite is like a typical bug bite while other sources say there are bigger symptoms and some dead skin at the bite site (like with a brown recluse). Some sources believe there are too many cases of mistaken identity with hobo spiders, so it's not known if real hobo spider bites are that bad at all. A doctor can evaluate, if the bite is any worse than a simple bug bite. ...Read more