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Doctor insights on: Spiders In Florida That Bite

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Can brown recluse spiders live in canada?

With Global warming: many species that lived only in southern climates are making their way North. I was bit by a brown recluse alomst 30 years - at a time when books said they could not be seen as far north as Virgina. They are making their way toward New England. Maybe brown recluse spiders will make it to Canada eventually. REF: http://ento.psu.edu/extension/factsheets/brown-recluse-spiders ...Read more

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Two sightings of yellow-bellied sea snakes in So. Cal. recently. Venom said to be highly toxic (like coral snakes), any bites in the U.S.?

Two sightings of yellow-bellied sea snakes in So. Cal. recently. Venom said to be highly toxic (like coral snakes), any bites in the U.S.?

Don't know: I have not seen any case reports . I live in Rochester well away from the coast.but I believe sea snakes in general are poisonous. So Dr Geoff No sea surfing for you! ...Read more

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Which insect bites in the u.S. Have parasites like they do in africa?

Which insect bites in the u.S. Have parasites like they do in africa?

Parasites: Cockroaches frequently feed on human feces, and therefore they can disseminate cysts of enteric protozoans in the environment if such feces are contaminated (7, 16, 24, 25, 30, 31, 32). The important epidemiological role of cockroaches in transmission of intestinal entamoeba histolytica-associated amoebiasis was demonstrated in 1971 (25) and in giardiasis in 1981 (16). ...Read more

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In which countries in the Americas do I have to worry about Zika virus from mosquito bites?

In which countries in the Americas do I have to worry about Zika virus from mosquito bites?

22 countries:: As of Jan 27, 2016, these countries have Zika virus transmission in the Americas: Barbados Bolivia Brazil Colombia Dominican Republic Ecuador El Salvador French Guiana Guadeloupe Guatemala Guyana Haiti Honduras Martinique Mexico Panama Paraguay Puerto Rico Saint Martin Suriname U.S. Virgin Islands Venezuela ...Read more

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Which snake bite is most venomous? Coral snakes, rattlesnakes, copperheads, and the cottonmouth?

Which snake bite is most venomous? Coral snakes, rattlesnakes, copperheads, and the cottonmouth?

Rattlesnake: of those listed the rattlesnake is the most venomous, in the world it is the inland taipan snake ...Read more

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What are the consequences of brown recluse spider bite in a child?

What are the consequences of brown recluse spider bite in a child?

Tissue death: Brown recluse venom causes the tissue it touches to die, resulting first in the classic "red, white, and blue" sore, and then a painful ulceration of the skin. This can be very serious. See a doctor right away. ...Read more

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Which spider bite is the most dangerous: brown recluse, black widow, or the hobo spider?

Which spider bite is the most dangerous: brown recluse, black widow, or the hobo spider?

Spiders: Brown Recluse spiders inject a hemotoxin that leads to tissue death, and slow wound resolution. Usually the bite is unremarkable-noticed. Black Widow spiders inject a neurotoxin that can lead to pain, nausea, vomiting, etc. Death is unusual. Hobo spider bites are thought to be similar to a Brown Recluse but not as severe. ...Read more

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Are mosquito bites harmfull in the uk

Are mosquito bites harmfull in the uk

They haven't been...: Diseases transmitted by mosquitos are largely a problem in tropical climates. The UK has typically experienced only nuisance mosquito bites. However I read that there are concerns about disease carrying mosquitos having entered the country through imported tires from the Far East. I would watch for NHS bulletins regarding this. Stay well:) ...Read more

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Why don't mosquito bites in the U.S. cause malaria?

Why don't mosquito bites in the U.S. cause malaria?

Malaria Mosquitoes: There are about 3,500 species of mosquitoes. Only 30 to 40 species of female Anopheles mosquitoes act as a vector for Malaria. The mosquito would need to be infected with one of the species of malaria parasites. ...Read more

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What is protocol for suspicion of tick bite in heavy deer and dog tick areas of new england?

What is protocol for suspicion of tick bite in heavy deer and dog tick areas of new england?

Look for body ticks: Symptoms of tick borne illness are varied depending on the tick vector and diseases carried. If you see any attached ticks and do not know how long they have been attached or any rashes, severe headaches, joint or muscle aches, neck stiffness or are just worried, see you primary doctor for a physical exam and lab testing asap. ...Read more

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Black spot in skin where I was bite by spider?

Black spot in skin where I was bite by spider?

Spider bite: Take a picture and show to your Dr. If I knew where you lived I could help more. Get back with more information. ...Read more

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Swelling in the scalp maybe a spider bite?

Swelling in the scalp maybe a spider bite?

Spider bite lesions: Have extremely variable presentations. There isn't a way to tell you if the swelling is related to a spider bite. Dermatological evaluation may help to determine the cause for your symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the chances that walking the dogs i will likely catch Lyme disease from deer tick in montauck, hamptons new york this time around?May thru au

What are the chances that walking the dogs i will likely catch Lyme disease from deer tick in montauck, hamptons new york this time around?May thru au

Risky: There are a lot of infected ticks in the hamptons. Dogs than run trough fields can collect ticks and pass them on to you. See my response on lyme prevention for ways to protect yourself. ...Read more

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Can you die from black widow spider bite? Are they all that fatal?

Can you die from black widow spider bite?  Are they all that fatal?

Rarely yes.: Most deaths from black widows have been either in the extreme young, old or in individuals with other severe medical issues. If you are bitten, seek medical attention regardless as Antivenin is available if needed. ...Read more

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What are symptoms from a brown recluse spider bite that are different from a regular house spider?

What are symptoms from a brown recluse spider bite that are different from a regular house spider?

See below: For brown recluse bites, see www.Emedicinehealth.Com/spider_bite_brown_recluse_spider_bite/article_em.Htm for a great article about this. As for house spiders, they shouldn't cause much issues unless the bite gets infected or unless your common house spider turns out to be a hobo spider which can give a bite similar to a recluse. ...Read more

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What are the illnesses that I can get by getting bitten by mosquitoes in a big city where the mosquitoes probably bit a lot of people before biting me?

What are the illnesses that I can get by getting bitten by mosquitoes in a big city where the mosquitoes probably bit a lot of people before biting me?

Almost none: Mosquito borne infections are extremely rare in the US, especially urban areas. You can look at websites of your local or state health department (or phone them) to see if there are any current, rare outbreaks of mosquito borne problems in your area, but probably not. No worries! ...Read more

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Can spider venom get in your breastmilk if you are bitten by venomous spider?

Can spider venom get in your breastmilk if you are bitten by venomous spider?

Hypothetical: yes it can, and breastfeeding should be avoided then and during treatment with the antivenom as well, wish you wellness, ...Read more

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We have discovered a major infestation of fluke worms, bird mites (D. Gallinae), & spider mites in our home, our pet, and our bodies. What can we do?

We have discovered a major infestation of fluke worms, bird mites (D. Gallinae), & spider mites in our home, our pet, and our bodies. What can we do?

Bird mites: I would ask your Dr. there and your vet. So who has the flukes? I you then see your Dr. soon. Which kind of flukes. Tell both your Dr and your vet and ask their advice. ...Read more