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A new low: About the same as the life expectancy of your question and the amount of time I wasted typing this. ...Read more
Quick question so one of my friends got scratch by a raccoon it doesn't look like a major scratch what should he do at this point?
Ans: Should see your doctor for examination. When wild animals are involved ...Read more
1year ago, I have a stdtest, was negative, lately I have 1only sexpartner, she isclean, but 7mnths later isee a rashon innerthight, its clear, but itch
On you or her?: Inner thigh rash where they rub is most likely something we call in medical jargon as tinia cruex other wise know as jock itch. It is a type of fungal infection (not std) that takes advantage of moist irritated skin. Start with otc anti-fungal cream. If that doesn't clear it up then off to the doctor with you. ...Read more
It well might: It is often made with a form of dairy (like many cream based dressings) though some have a dairy free variety. If you are sensitive to dairy, read labels carefully. There are some great websites that can be helpful in this regard too. ...Read more
Non-bite exposure: Causing rabies this way is quite rare. Two conditions are needed to become sick = you must have an open wound, and the infected animal's saliva or neural tissue. In addition: contact with blood, urine, or feces (guano) of a rabid animal does not constitute an exposure. ...Read more
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certainly possible to have a reaction to any of t he ingredients. ...Read more
Been camping lately?: Not sure why you'd jump to such a dire conclusion! Get the diagnosis confirmed, then start appropriate treatment for it please. ...Read more
Is a salad still considered healthy if I put ranch dressing on it? It still has lots of vegetables but I only like ranch dressing.
Moderation is key: Salads are healthy if too much dressing is avoided. ...Read more
Yes: Raccoon are a common reservoir for rabies, and may not appear ill. If you have had contact with a raccoon, even without a bite, you must discuss with dr. Once symptoms of rabies start, it is too late to get the rabies shots. Don't delay, talk with a qualified dr today! If you have a scratch, bite, wash immediately, then call dr, er, or local public health. ...Read more
Carrots: Eat the carrots. Instead of the ranch, go bare, or use yogurt to make it. ...Read more
Unlikely: Rabies virus is transmitted in the saliva of the infected animal. It is unlikely that one would get rabies from a rabid raccoon scratch, unless the raccoon just licked his paws prior to scratching the person. Because rabies is a fatal disease, scratch victims should be evaluated by their doctors, and may end up getting vaccines just to be extra safe. ...Read more
No such stats: Cocci is not specifically related to ranching. It does occur in people who are out of doors in the south western usa including the central valley of california and in northern mexico. It occurs in the sonoran life zone where the spores of cocci can live in the soil, be aerosolized and inhaled into the lungs. ...Read more
My friend was bit by a raccoon while attempting to get it out of her garage. Should she get rabies shots?
The dog im babysitting just got into a fight with a racoon, im not sure if they are bite marks, or claw should I be concerned?
I'm having serouis back pain, and it happens randonly. Very sharpppp pain like I have to stop and can't move, what could this be?
Sharp back pain: There could be a multitude of reasons you are experiencing sharp, random back pain. The most common reason is a simple strain or sprain of your muscles/tendons/ligaments. However, the pain could potentially be coming from the spine itself including pain from your discs, facet joints, and/or vertebra. The good news is that the vast majority of back pain is usually benign and self-limiting. ...Read more
My cat was scratched by a raccoon. Is their a risk of the cat getting rabies. The raccoons are regulars around our deck and seem healthy.?
I'm a designer. Was working on home that had damage from raccoons-attic. What tests can I have done to make sure I did not pick up roundworms?
See your PCP: Your primary your family physician will examine you and may order a stool specimen to take to a lab for microscopic examination. ...Read more
Can you get raccoon roundworms from touching a dog collar laying in the dirt? We only had one coon and that's because he was trapped in our garage.
Roccoons Roundworms: Acc to CDC, the worms develop in the raccoon intestine, produce millions of eggs that are passed in the feces. Eggs that are excreted by raccoons are not immediately infectious, must develop in the environment for 2 to 4 weeks, after which the eggs are able to cause infection. Eggs can survive long time. If contact was slight, chances of contacting dis is slim, but if symptoms develop, get checke ...Read more
Are those "fat free" salad dressings bought in the store really fat free? Which salad dressings are really fat free? I like ranch and zesty italian.
Avoid Fat Free: Yes. If they label this then there are laws. But, remember this is the worst products to buy in stores. Fat is not the cause of the obesity epidemic we have. Sugar is the demon. Fat free products are often stuffed full of sugars, especially concentrated fructose corn syrup. This one product is the biggest cause of our failure to really lose weight with dieting and a cause of the diabetes epidemi. ...Read more
Rabies in Canada: Although rabies can be found in bats and other mammals in Canada, it is not a major risk. CDC recommends rabies vaccine for only these groups:Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities in remote areas that put them at risk for bat bites or other animal bites (such as adventure travel and caving).People who will be working with or around animals (wildlife professionals and researchers). ...Read more
That is possible.: Consider use of sticky fly tape - it is very effective. ...Read more