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Pet Dog Cat
Reactions vary: Reactions can occur almost immediately especially if you touch your eyes. Sometimes a reaction can occur that is more delayed even after 6-8 hours and could result in more prolonged symptoms such as nasal congestion or wheezing. The the best way to tell if you are allergic to cats is to see an allergist and be tested. ...Read more
Yes: A man asks about the risk of transmission of Hanta Virus from petting a mouse/cat. There is a belief that people may be able to get infected with the virus if they touch something that has been contaminated with rodent urine, droppings or saliva and then touches their nose or mouth. So it is prudent not to touch rodents and if you pet your cat make sure you wash your hands soon. ...Read more
See Allergist: If you are concerned about cat allergy see an Allergist for further workup and evaluation. Treatments include non-sedating antihistamines, daily steroid nasal sprays, and antihistamine eye drops. Avoidance of triggers is also helpful. If you have a cat, keeping it out of the bedroom is important, HEPA filters, washing cat weekly, frequent cleaning. Allergy shots can also be life-changing. ...Read more
Can i get my anything from petting a strayed cat she rubbed her teeth on me not cut no scratch or anything?
No: No you can't get anything. Feral cats do carry a risk not unlike any other wild animal. Since you did not get an open cut you have nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Not necessarily-wash: Hand washing is paramount after handling animals in public places, according to guidelines on animal handling from the national association of state public health veterinarians (naphv). The association has recommendations on how to prevent the spread of disease from live animals to humans in public settings. The most crucial step in avoiding zoonotic disease is washing one's hands often! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Petting is touching someone else in ways that you can touch yourself, through clothing or not, to climax or not. It might be time for you to talk with a grownup you can trust and who isn't nuts -- perhaps a parent, it depends -- or an older same-sex friend. Especially before you think about marrying, you need to be well-informed sexually. Good luck, be safe, and enjoy yourself. ...Read more
Pet therapy: Pet therapy has been well recieved in hospitals as well as nursing homes. In order to be labelled as a pet dog--the animal has to undergo certain testing. I am sure if one is opposed to having an animal in their room- the staff would welcome your concern. The friendly animal can bring a lot of happiness in the person visited. ...Read more
How to get Pregnant?: I hope this question is not a joke. But, at 23 it is a bit of a unique question and makes me think you need some time to learn the basics of your body and what having periods mean and how to prevent pregnancy. To get pregnant a female has to ovulate and be fertile and to have exposure to fresh semen inside of the vagina. ...Read more
We have stray kittens outside found them eating a squirrel if the squirrel had rabies can the kittens pass it to us by petting them?
No: Small mammals such as squirrels, rats, mice, hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils, chipmunks, rabbits, and hares are almost never found to be infected with rabies and have not been known to cause rabies among humans in the United States according to the cdc. Please check to see your kitten was vaccinated against rabies, and keep your vaccinations current. ...Read more
I'm still virgin before. can i getting pregnant? my bf do the heavy petting with me without underware..
Not wanting a baby?: First, how does the underwear come off? That is the first line of defense against pregnancy. Keeping the underwear on, and then a pair of Levi's button-fly jeans with really tight buttonholes... that usually works. Once the jeans and underwear come off, one has to rely on condoms, birth control pills, IUD's, etc... Condoms are sold everywhere, so keep some handy if one cannot keep those Levi's on. ...Read more
I had heavy petting a week ago, there was no penetration and one of us had their underwear on. Could I get pregnant?
During sexual petting before any penetration my wife excreted what looked like semen. White and viscous. Is that something to be concerned about.
After confirmation: it is recommended that you see your doctor in 1 to 2 weeks after your abortion you ensure that the procedure has been completed and you are no longer pregnant. Until you go to that appointment and confirm this, I would avoid intercourse, especially if you are still having bleeding, which would mean that your cervix is still open and susceptible to infection. ...Read more
I did "petting" with my boyfriend I was on him naked and he had his boxer on but a bit wet of prejaculatory liquid he didn orgasm can I be preganant?
Nipped by baby tiger during cub petting. Should we be worried about rabies? Barely broke skin, no bleeding but wound about 2 mm exists.
Doubt it: Zoo cubs are generally kept away from any possible rabies exposure and if young, the mother would have passed on some antibodies from her shots. Given the value of these animals they get better care than many humans. You should check with the Dallas health department for guidance. They maintain regional data on rabies activity in the area and also control much of the available vaccine. ...Read more
My son 2.5 y old bumped and lacerated his toe while playing at the petting zoo. Im worried that faecal matter may have entered the wound?
Wash it/watch it: This is something you just need to clean out well and watch for any increasing redness, drainage or swelling. Fecal germs from the environment are no worse than the others already there. If the kid's tetanus shots are up to date and no stitches are needed to stop bleeding this can be watched at home. ...Read more