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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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The prognosis is the predicted outcome or "forecast" for a disease or process. It is only an estimate but is likely based on past experience or data taking into account the individual's overall health status. It may suggest progression of disease ...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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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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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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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more