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Treatment Of Centipede Bite
Death is rare in USA: If you experience headache, dizziness, palpitations, nausea, swollen lymph nodes, increased blood pressure or significant tissue damage after a centipede bite than you need to obtain medical attention. Deaths possibly related to centipede bites in the United States are extremely rare. Not so rare in other parts of the world. ...Read more
Ice and benedryl: Ice the area with a towel between the ice bag and the bite. Over the counter drugs that you could use include benedryl ointment or tablets if severe and Hydrocortisone cream. Make certain to follow the children's dosing on the label. If the child is very young, he may need to see a doctor. ...Read more
Local wound care: Local wound care usually involves washing with a gentle soap and water twice daily, applying antibiotic ointment and monitoring for signs of infection. Increased redness, swelling and pain, especially when combined with the appearance of pus indicates an infection which should be evaluated by a primary care physician. ...Read more
That depends: A centipede pinches the skin with hollowed legs that inject venom. This will leave 2 puncture wounds w pain, redness ; swelling. This pain usually resolves within several hours to several days. However, if you experience headache, dizziness, palpitations, nausea, swollen lymph nodes, increased blood pressure or significant tissue damage than you need to obtain medical attention. Deaths possibly. ...Read more
Infection: Agree w dr, munshower & dr. Raff regarding antibiotic coverage. The issue is about what the infecting organism is. General info: a centipede pinches the skin with hollowed legs that inject venom. This will leave 2 puncture wounds w pain, redness & swelling. Deaths possibly related to centipede bites in the United States are extremely rare. Wash the wound with water & soap. You can take tylenol (acetaminophen) >. ...Read more
Centipede: Wash the wound with water ; soap. You can take tylenol (acetaminophen) or an NSAID for pain. Antihistamines can be used for itching. Pain ; swelling are normal for centipede bites. However, if swelling is excessive or the skin is necrotic then you will need wound care. Check your tetanus status. If you don't know when you last shot was or it has been over 10 years - that should be repeated as soon as possible. ...Read more
Baking soda paste: Make a poultice of baking soda and water (sticky consistency) apply to affected areas. ...Read more
Use EpiPEN, (epinephrine) go to ER: You may have no problem with this, but if you have an allergy or you think you do, my advice is to get to an er asap. They will give you Epinephrine so you don't go into anaphylactic shock, which can close your airway and kill you. After this episode is over, you might want to see your doctor and get an epipen, (epinephrine) which is a shot of Epinephrine you can give yourself quick if this happens again. ...Read more
Do you have an hour?: There are so many ways to treat depending on severity and other individual medical factors that there is no way to fully describe them here. However, generally, treat with pain or itch control medicines like ibuprofen, tylenol, (acetaminophen) benadryl, and Hydrocortisone creams and watch for signs of infection progressing. ...Read more
Depends: Depending upon what insect is responsible. If this is from a bee sting reaction, then there are potential treatments available. Speak with a physician to understand what the reaction was and the best treatment options. ...Read more
Depends: The answer depends on the severity of the allergic reaction. If it is mild- just some redness and itching, an antihistamine, such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help. People who get severe reactions- such as difficulty breathing, or swelling of the mouth, tongue, or throat, should carry an epi-pen, which is injectable epinephrine. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the severity of the reaction on the skin-redness, swwollen, pain. As well as what kind of insect bite. The reaction are varies on different individuals, some are very allergic, some have minor eaction. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is recomended first. But you have pain with swelling then you need to see a doctor for steroids and/or antibiotics ...Read more
My 6month old baby have dark spot on my skin caused insect bites what should I do or what is the best treatment to remove dark spot tnx?
Dark spots: This is a reaction to the insect bite it takes 5 weeks for skin to regenerate its normal color use lotion to sooth skin avoidance of bites is the best tx. ...Read more
I get really large pimples, more like small growths, usually on my face. They don't turn white or anything. Get really big. Slightly painful. Looks like an insect bite that gets bigger, lasts for about a week then reduces. What is it and treatment
Should I seek treatment for this insect bite? Possible spider bite - 2 small marks 1/2" apart surrounded by large (4" diameter) red area.
I've several insect bites on my foot and one large blister has formed over a bite, some swelling&alot of itchiness. Should I seek medical treatment?
Seeking medical: Attention is never bad or wrong, afterall, you do have a problem. Alternatively, l if you feel comfortable using a sterile instrument you can pop the blister allow it to drain and place some antibiotic ointment to the site and bandage it. Change daily and monitor the wound and yourself for any fever or signs of redness or swelling by the bites. ...Read more
Bitten by insect on lower leg in 4 sites. Swells red (thumb size) with brown center and itches. Treatments thus far contain but don't cure. Advice?
Symptomatic relief: Centipedes have a painful bite and may cause swelling. The biggest concern is secondary infection, so wash the area with soap and water and watch carefully for signs of infection (pus, expanding redness).Hot compress may help reduce the pain, or an ice pack to relieve swelling. Over the counter pain relievers can be used as well as Hydrocortisone cream for itching. ...Read more
Soap and water: Any bite should be washed well with soap and water as quickly as possible after the bite. This flushes the wound and reduces the chances of infection. Then putting on neosporin, polymixin, bacitracin, etc (topical antibacterials) and a bandaid can be helpful. If the wound is deep, becomes more painful, or there is concern the animal is rabid, be seen immediately. Antibiotics if infected. ...Read more
Medical Evaluation: Animal bites can expose people to high amounts of bacteria deep into the skin and tissues of the body putting people at risk for infection. This can occur quickly and needs to be evaluated by a doctor. Usually prophylactic antibiotics are prescribed as well as a tetanus shot. Depending on the type of animal and known information and history, treatment and testing for rabies may be appropriate. ...Read more
Beware "cheap": If the wound is minor, clean the wound immediately with warm soapy water and peroxide. Apply a clean bandage and head to the er. If you have serious bleeding or a severe injury head straight to the er. Severe infections and other problems are not uncommon and are best evaluated asap. You will need antibiotics. Have someone call animal control to evaluate the animal which caused the injury. ...Read more
What type?: Are upper teeth inside lower teeth, or lower teeth outside upper teeth, or both. Is crossbite dental, skeletal, or both? Are there other anomalies? Is there enough space to correct the malpositions? Ask a qualified Orthodontist, someone who treats this type of problem full time. ...Read more
Depends on cause: If cross bite is because of skeletal imbalance, most often the rx is to widen upper jaw. If cross bite is because of dental mal-positions, most often rx requires tooth movement. As no two cross bites are exactly alike, see a qualified orthodontic specialist for evaluation and treatment recommendations tailored to your needs. ...Read more
Depends: This depends on whether the spider was a medically significant venomous spider and what species or if the bite was from a non-medically significant species - and then any bite may become infected secondarily, so this should be watched too. ...Read more
Vitiligo: Best if you would see your primary doctor and a dermatologist. They will guide you through. ...Read more
Second time sex (no hymen), hurts when bf thrusts deep. He can only fit a bit inside. Does this go away by itself or do I need treatment?
Time Is On Your Side: Just be patient, take your time, go slowly, maybe with some extra lube, and your body will adjust. Your "bf" will also have to be gentle, sensitive and patient. And before you know it, boffo!! head bangin' the headboard (if that's what you like...)---The tissue down there is pretty soft and pliable so just give it some time and gentle nudging..... ...Read more
Can starting ART early create long term implications? Is it advisable to start treatment when your CD4 is 467 or is it advisable to wait a bit
It is preferable to start the treatment, rather waiting for the CD4 count to fall.
Wish you good health! ...Read more
I have been on ortho treatment for 18 months and my bite is still off. I can only chew on the right side. Can my dr correct my bite in 6 months?
Possibly: But since each case is different, ask your orthodontist. ...Read more
Is it okay to wait a day to find out if a dog has been vaccinated or should one seek immediate treatment, with a bite looks more like a small scrape?
R/O CELLULITIS: Cellulitis is a superficial skin infection that can be caused after an abrasion. Keep the area clean and apply topical antibiotics. Seek prompt evaluation for potential need of oral antibiotics/X-ray /labs. Normally AUGMENTIN (amoxicillin and clavulanate) IS STARTED AND TTD GIVEN ...Read more
My girlfriend has got a cut in her vagina while fingeriing she is a bit tensed and can't get out of home will tell me bout some treatment at home plzzz?
Needs to be seen: If she has a laceration on her vagina then it probably needs to be evaluated. Especially if it bleeding or causing pain. If there is no pain or bleeding then it will likely heal on its own. ...Read more