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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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