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Was this sepsis? Severe reaction 2 mosquito bite. 100.3 temp. Very swollen nodes & left face to supraclavicular. Vomiting. Fainted.Pain.Flulike.

Was this sepsis? Severe reaction 2 mosquito bite. 100.3 temp. Very swollen nodes & left face to supraclavicular. Vomiting. Fainted.Pain.Flulike.

No: Sepsis is life threatening whole body inflammatory response to a severe infection. The condition is potentially fatal and is often associated with multiple organ failure. If your symptoms have improved without treatment then you weren't septic. ...Read more

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Flea Bites (Definition)

Flea bites occur when a flea bites a person, and can cause itching and irritation at the site of the bite ...Read more

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Treating Insect Bites (Checklist)

Apply ice to bites
Once
Use topical corticosteroid cream on itchy bites
Daily
Seek medical attention if symptoms of shock develop
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Can body have delayed reaction to flea bites?

Can body have delayed reaction to flea bites?

Delayed flea bites: You can have what is called an id reaction. Your body can develop a reaction to the bites even after they are gone. They are often as itchy and annoying as the original bites. Using something to control the itch can be helpful and having patience for them to go away. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is having flea bites?

What sort of disorder is having flea bites?

Common problem: Unfortunately the common flea may look to humans as a meal, attaching to loose garments and extracting a bit of blood here & there over time.They will eventually leave the human as their preferred sources have a different hemaglobin molocule that they find more nurishing. The papulovesicles left behind will usually heal without rx but may promote itching & excoriation & become secondarily inflamed. ...Read more

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Treating Insect Bites (Checklist)

Clean bite with soap and water
once
Apply ice pack
once
Elevate and rest affected body part
once
For discomfort, use oral Benadryl or hydrocortisone cream
once
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What to do for flea bites in children?

What to do for flea bites in children?

Wait. : Treat symptomatically. They go away by themselves. Just deal with the itching if present. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of flea bites?

Itch: The normal reaction to an insect bite, including fleas, is an inflammatory reaction at the site of the bite, which appears within minutes and consists of itchy local redness and swelling. A delayed reaction involving the same signs and symptoms may follow sometimes. ...Read more

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Flea bites how to stop them hurting ?

Flea bites how to stop them hurting  ?

Flea bites: First wash the bite with cool water & mild soap (hot water intensifies the itch); pat dry; don't scratch; apply tiny dab of Hydrocortisone cream or some tea tree oil or witch hazel or aloe vera gel or neem oil to calm the itching. For more persistent itching, use otc antihistamine like Benadryl or zyrtec. Of course, controlling the source of the fleas is critical, too. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my flea bites go away?

Depends...: ...On how many you have and how long you've had them. With aggressive treatment by a dermatologist, they can clear in as little as a few days, but no reputable doctor can pinpoint a timeframe; everyone responds differently to treatment. Obviously, you need to make sure the source of the fleas has been eliminated so you don't get a whole new set of bites after the present ones clear. ...Read more

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