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I had a fever after being bitten by a rat what should I do? I already had a tetanus shot. Is this a rat bite fever?

I had a fever after being bitten by a rat what should I do? I already had a tetanus shot. Is this a rat bite fever?

ANewTedNugentSong!!: I hope not. When were you bitten? If over a week and you feel OK except for a slight fever don't worry. But if you feel like you're coming down with the worst flu you've ever had (which you probably are, but still have to play it safe) and maybe get a rash, then head for a doctor and tell him your story. Maybe you'd have it and if so, there are antibiotics for it. Luckily, it's pretty rare. ...Read more

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Possible rat bite fever? I was bitten by my pet rat 10 days ago and I have muscle pain in both my legs

Possible rat bite fever? I was bitten by my pet rat 10 days ago and I have muscle pain in both my legs

Get rid of the rat!: Symptoms will start 3-10 days after being bitten. Two types of Rat Bite...streptobacillary and spirillary. Streptobacilliary presents with fever, muscle pain, nausea and vomiting, rash and headache. The Spirillary (Sudoku) symptoms vary. recurring fever, ulceration of bite site, swollen lymph nodes and rash. Call your doctor...If you can take penicillin. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875 twice a day is great. ...Read more

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How do I treat a rat bite on my son's finger?

How do I treat a rat bite on my son's finger?

See your GP: Please immediately contact your health care provider. Without treatment, rat-bite fever can be serious or potentially deadly. ...Read more

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Does rat bite cause leptospirosis?

Does rat bite cause leptospirosis?

Rat bites: Rat bites can cause diseases including rat bite fever, localized abscesses, cellulitis and even tetanus among others. Leptospirosis is associated with rodents although usually it's their urine causing infection. Worse, the rats urine can contaminate water sources and u can contract leptospirosis from that. Rats can facilitate other diseases including plague, tularemia, hanta virus and others. ...Read more

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What to do after rat bite?

What to do after rat bite?

ER: U need it looked at and get a Tetanus Booster shot and make sure the rat didn't have rabies. ...Read more

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What is the immidiate measure to be taken in case of a rat bite?

What is the immidiate measure to be taken in case of a rat bite?

Wash the wound: Wash the wound with clean tap water and soap, based on how deep is the wound, location of the wound further steps are decided by the physician when you make a trip to er for getting evaluated, defintely a tetanus shot and the need for antibiotic as prophylactic to prevent infection and the need for prophylaxis with rabies immunization is decided after inspecting the location, severity of the wound. ...Read more

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Should I go to ER for a wild rat bite?

Should I go to ER for a wild rat bite?

Yes- please do.: Even if rabies is not a significant risk - rats can carry many types of infections. You may also need a tetanus shot. ...Read more

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What is the difference between ebola hemorrhoid fever and hemo fever caused by the flea from a rat?

What is the difference between ebola hemorrhoid fever and hemo fever caused by the flea from a rat?

Hantavirus?: If referring to Hantavirus - there are some strains that can be fatal in humans (Hantavirus hemorrhagic fever w renal syndrome (HFRS) or hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS)) HPS has fatality rate of 36%. The current
Ebolavirus Zaire outbreak has a death rate of about 55% but in past death rates have been as high as 90%. ...Read more

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Low grade fever, dizziness since ten days. Had dosage of Vertin prescribed by doctor for Vertigo but still the symptoms persist. Dizziness is something like I'm sailing on a boat. Its more towards the evenings. Sometimes feel nauseated. Bp is Normal, pulse rat

Low grade fever, dizziness since ten days. Had dosage of Vertin prescribed by doctor for Vertigo but still the symptoms persist. Dizziness is something like I'm sailing on a boat. Its more towards the evenings. Sometimes feel nauseated. Bp is Normal, pulse rat

Hydration: You are taking medication for vertigo keep taking it in order for the medicine to work you need to be well hydrated 6-8 bottle of water in winter and 8-10 battles unsymmetrical sodas no energy drink. Keep taking the medicine but hydrate yourself everybody think they drink a lot of water unless you are drinking at least 8 you are not drinking enough ...Read more

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Can you give me advice? I have been running a low grade fever for 10 days now. I am anyone know how to cure this fever once and for all naturally?

Can you give me advice? I have been running a low grade fever for 10 days now. I am anyone know how to cure this fever once and for all naturally?

Febrile illness: See your provider; don't just self treat after 5-7 days. Too long and too risky; long differriental of potential problems ...Read more

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When I'm watching tv, I think I'm feeling a little bit dizzy, I had a fever yesterday but it's already cured but now I still feel a bit dizzy, idk what to do...

When I'm watching tv, I think I'm feeling a little bit dizzy, I had a fever yesterday but it's already cured but now I still feel a bit dizzy, idk what to do...

Exercise: Exercise may help your symptoms. Any exercise will do, walking jogging, swimming, bicycle -regular or stationary, games like tennis etc.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Natural cure for hay fever worse than the disease if allergic to it?

Natural cure for hay fever worse than the disease if allergic to it?

Absolutely!: Hay fever (pollen allergy) is an allergy to pollens, which are plant proteins. Many "natural" remedies are derived from plants, and it's not too hard to imagine that some of the plant proteins in the natural remedies could be recognized by your immune system as being very similar to pollens. A classic example is cross-reactivity between ragweed pollen and chamomile. ...Read more

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How to cure fever and sore throat the natural way?

How to cure fever and sore throat the natural way?

Rest, fluids: Lots of fluids can help. Rest and activity as it feels right for your body. Zinc lozenges can help with sore throat and viruses. If your throat continues to get worse over a couple of days, in the absence of other cold symptoms, I would suggest getting a strep test done. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I can naturally or holistically cure a low grade fever?

Can you tell me how I can naturally or holistically cure a low grade fever?

Fever is 101.: Fever is not a disease, but a sign of a disease. Generally important to find out the cause for fever. It can mean something dangerous is going on. If the cause is found, and not dangerous, Acetaminophen works well. Naturally?? Then measures like not covering yourself in blankets, and being in a cool environment, or cool showers might help. ...Read more

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Why do doctors almost never suggest natural cures?

Why do doctors almost never suggest natural cures?

Several Reasons: Doctors (md/do) are trained in more of an evidence based medicine. Unfortunately, there are not a lot of good scientific research supporting natural cures. For those treatments that do have some research backing, some doctors may not be experienced in using them or have experienced better results with other treatments. There needs to be more scientific research, experiences, and training. ...Read more

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Name possible natural cures for enlarged prostate?

Name possible natural cures for enlarged prostate?

Natural options: While some natural supplements can help like salpalmetto, studies have show them to be questionable....True prostate obstruction needs a formal evaluation by a urologist. Look up international prostate symptom score...A small questionnaire about prostate symptoms....Great place to start..... ...Read more

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How can one get hypo thyroid and are there any natural cures?

How can one get hypo thyroid and are there any natural cures?

Often inflammation: But there are many causes. The only natural cure is to see your doctor. It's a totally natural act since you want to get healthy again. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the natural cures for a bad case of athlete's foot?

Can you please describe the natural cures for a bad case of athlete's foot?

Sun and dry: Atlete foot is common fungal infection. No cure/remedy is perfect, and you may expect recurrence if two conditions - darkness and moisture are constantly present. This is enviroment fungi are triving ; it is inside your shoes.
Do not look for perfect shoes; nothing like this is exsist. Use common sence. In addition to medications given, and hygienic advices you already heard use sandals in summer. ...Read more

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Are there natural cures for penile cancer?

Are there natural cures for penile cancer?

No: Depending on the size, penile cancer can be managed with topical chemotherapy, local excision, radiation, or radical surgery with removal of part or all of the phallus. ...Read more

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I have a ruptured eardrum. Any natural cures?

I have a ruptured eardrum. Any natural cures?

Will heal by itself: If the ruptured ear drum is spontaneous it will heal and seal by itself and no treatment is needed and it heals naturally. Iit can also be caused by puncure of the ear drum by a sharp object. You can use a heating pad, place a cooton ball in the ear when showering. ...Read more

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Are there any natural cures to a yeast infection?

Are there any natural cures to a yeast infection?

Would encourage use: Standard treatments. Eat yogurt w live cultures or kefir. Some place yogurt w live cultures in vagina for prevention /tx of yeast (there is not clear research showing benefit at this time.). Discuss use of vitamin e (topical, oral or vaginal) garlic or tea tree oil w your dr before trying. Over- the- counter medicines for yeast infections include: micon 7, monistat, vagistat, gynazole, femcare, . ...Read more

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Are there any natural cures for an infection of the bladder?

Are there any natural cures for an infection of the bladder?

Cranberry juce: Cranberry juce was promoted in popular as well as in scientific literature as good adjunct to treat urinary infections. There are certain components of cranberry that are fascilitating effect of antibiotics thus improving outcome.
With that said, personal hygienic practice remans cornerstone of bladder infection profilactic and treatment. See your doctor to get more specific gender related advice. ...Read more

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What r some natural cures for migraines? Vitimans, supplements, herbs, etc. Is ice helpful?

What r some natural cures for migraines? Vitimans, supplements, herbs, etc. Is ice helpful?

Migraine treatment: Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management (e.g. acupuncture), and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more

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Are there any home treatments or natural cures for chronic headaches (vs. Over-the-counter meds)?

Are there any home treatments or natural cures for chronic headaches (vs. Over-the-counter meds)?

Headache prevention: For frequent migraine headaches, magensium and butterbur have been shown to prevent headaches.

For tension headaches, neck stretching and realted physical therapy has been shown to prevent headaches.

What kind of headache do you have? That may be important. Some kinds don't responds to these treatments. ...Read more