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3 months ago my dad got licked by a stray dog on his leg, he got eczema on there (dry skin and cracks) now he have sore throat, any chances of rabies?

3 months ago my dad got licked by a stray dog on his leg, he got eczema on there (dry skin and cracks) now he have sore throat, any chances of rabies?

No: Three months ago? Not much chance of rabies in that scenario, and even if it were possible, it would have presented long before now. His sore throat is something else. ...Read more

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Wife feeds stray cat in our woodsy CT yard. Cat's friendly non-aggressive. No tags or collar. Cat licked my leg, should I b worried for rabies?

Wife feeds stray cat in our woodsy CT yard. Cat's friendly non-aggressive. No tags or collar. Cat licked my leg, should I b worried for rabies?

Not to worry.: Since the rabies virus affects the nervous system, rabid animals generally display abnormal behavior. The virus can be transmitted via contact with the affected animal's saliva, usually through a bite. Theoretically, saliva from a rabid animal could infect a human if the saliva entered an open wound. In this instance, the animal was unlikely to be rabid and no mention was made of an open wound. ...Read more

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Stray puppy (USA) jumped on my leg scratched/maybe bit me. I had rabies vaccine 8 months ago. Should I get it again for this encounter?

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Stray puppy (USA) jumped on my leg scratched/maybe bit me. I had rabies vaccine 8 months ago. Should I get it again for this encounter?

Nope: No worries; the vaccine lasts for several years. Besides the chances of getting rabies from a dog in the United States is very very low (there's only 2 cases per year in the entire US, and mostly from bats). ...Read more

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Hi. I have pain in my leg?

Hi. I have pain in my leg?

I hope it resolved: Pain is not a comfortable symptom. It would be helpful if you could describe a few more details about the pain in your leg. For example where is the pain.
How bad is the pain on a scale of 1 to 10. Did it start suddenly or has it been gradually getting worse?
Send more info so the Docs from HT can help you. ...Read more

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My one leg paining long time?

My one leg paining long time?

Need consultation: One common cause of pain in one leg is a pinched nerve in the back causing Sciatica. However there are other possible causes also. Impossible to give specific advice without knowing more about the nature of your pain. You may find an online consultation here at Health Tap to be helpful. Best would be a video or phone chat (can turn off video) or an INBOX TEXT chat. ...Read more

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What are some good leg workouts?

What are some good leg workouts?

Variety: This depends partially on what you are trying to accomplish. Aerobic options may include running, skating, rollerblading, cycling, and swimming. For exercises try some variation of a squat or lunge. These exercises can be done quickly, anywhere, and with or without additional weights. ...Read more

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Just broke my leg. What do I do?

Just broke my leg. What do I do?

ER: Stay calm call 911 and go to the ER. More details for more answer. You will need a physical exam and x rays first. ...Read more

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My leg are so fat. So what I do.

My leg are so fat. So what I do.

Diet and exercise: To lose fat/weight in general, it comes down to diet and exercise. Keep a food journal so you can document when and where you may be overeating, and join a community program that encourages physical activity. ...Read more

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Can I pop my leg back into place?

Can I pop my leg back into place?

Probably not: If you have dislocated one of the joints in your leg (hip, knee, ankle) then you need to see a doctor to have it evaluated and properly treated. Trying to take care of it yourself will likely result in making things worse. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in the leg?

What could cause pain in the leg?

Hip arthritis: Degenerative hip arthritis (a variant of djd, degenerative joint disease) is common. Chronic standing stresses the hip joint with the femoral head in the acetabulum (i.e., ball & socket). The erosion of the bursa within the joint eventually causes pain. Other causes which need exclusion are neurogenic and vascular causes. Herniated discs refer to the former; aorta-iliac disease, the latter. ...Read more

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I feel buning sensation on my leg.

I feel buning sensation on my leg.

Neuropathy: Is likely. Has a long list of causes and would need to see a doctor in person to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are some common leg problems?

Too: Many problems to list. Need specific question. ...Read more

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Why is my leg collasping below me?

Why is my leg collasping below me?

Collapsing leg: There are many possibilities. You need to make an appointment to see your doctor for a check up and examination to determine the cause of your problem. ...Read more

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What are some good leg stretches?

See below: I like to do hamstring stretches on the floor such as a classic hurdler stretch
also some similar stretches can be done angst a fence
some of the calf stretches can be done angst a wall or with the ball of the foot on a step
i also suggest using a strap under the foot to perform some hamstring stretches. ...Read more

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