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What should I do if I think my baby has a tick bite?

What should I do if I think my baby has a tick bite?

Observe: Wash the area make sure no other ticks are on body watch for reddness inflammation or rash at site of the bite seek medical care if inflammation should develope. ...Read more

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Tick Bite (Definition)

Occurs upon experiencing a bite from a tick. A circular rash at the site of a tick bite may be a sign of ...Read more


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What to do if i got a tick bite and just noticed now, what should I do?

What to do if i got a tick bite and just noticed now, what should I do?

Go see your MD: When ever you get a tick bite and question what type it is..Try and actually bring the tick to your doctor. Lyme disease is caused by a very small deer tick compared to the much much larger dog ticks. You should have titres drawn by your primary care just in case. Lyme disease is now prevalent in many areas of the us including the la region where you live. ...Read more

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What should I do if I find a tick on my baby?

What should I do if I find a tick on my baby?

Relax: After the normal reaction of being grossed out, it is important to remove it. Using tweezers as described is perfect. I also have heard that using soft soap on a cotton ball placed on the tick will get it to release. It is important to get it to release and not disconnect the head. At least call your physician about the tick. Then decide if the child needs to be seen. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a huge mosquito bite on my leg?

What should I do if I have a huge mosquito bite on my leg?

Antihistamine: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is good but may make you sleep. For the discomfort many people use teabags topically (wet of course) teabags also are good for the pain of sunburn. ...Read more

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What should I do if I think my baby has a hearing issue?

What should I do if I think my baby has a hearing issue?

Audiologist: If it unclear if a child has a hearing issue or not, he or she should go to an audiologist to get a full evaluation. Then, the child may be referred on to an ENT specialist if necessary. ...Read more

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What should I do if my baby has a fever?

What should I do if my baby has a fever?

Comfort: If baby is less than three months or unvaccinated or otherwise has poor health, contact the doctor. Otherwise, help your baby feel better with a dose of Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen (over 6 mos), then assess how baby seems to be acting. If acting ill after fever reducing medicine, see the doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a bite on my knee?

What should I do if I have a bite on my knee?

See details: Most times nothing. If it persists or causes pain see a doctor. If it is a tick bite, get evaluated for lyme disease. ...Read more

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What do I do if I have a tick attatched to my leg?

What do I do if I have a tick attatched to my leg?

Remove it: Rubbing alcohol, tweezers, heat, etc all work - but get it off quickly. Save the tick, and bring it to your physician for testing. If it is an infected tick or you are in a high risk area you can get prophylactic treatment for lyme disease. ...Read more

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Should i be worried if I have a flea bite on my anus?

Should i be worried if I have a flea bite on my anus?

Staph Infection: Until seen by a physician you should consider this lesion, whether you feel it is from a bug bite or not, to be a dangerous infection with the staph bacteria. These lesions are not to be ignored. ...Read more

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What to do if i got a dog bite yesterday?

What to do if i got a dog bite yesterday?

Cleanse, ER visit: A stray dog is one whose history you do not know.You should wash the wound well with soap and water. Then find the owner if possible to investigate the immunization record of the dog especially against rabies. If truly a stray, there is a risk, and you should visit your er for advice. Rabies is a condition that can make dogs aggresive and more likely to bite. ...Read more

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What to do if i got a tick bite about a week ago and I have this pimple right on my face, normal?

What to do if i got a tick bite about a week ago and I have this pimple right on my face, normal?

Tick & pimple?: If this pimple is not at the site from which the tick was removed it is unlikely that the two are related. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a mosquito bite on my upper lip. What should I do?

What to do if I have a mosquito bite on my upper lip. What should I do?

Some options: To treat bug bites consider applying calamine lotion. Apply crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water and baking soda is effective when applied to the lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or chlorpheniramine. ...Read more

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I have a question for you. If I got a rash on my skin or little bumps and it itches what should I do because I think it's a mosquito bite and I don't ?

I have a question for you. If I got a rash on my skin or little bumps and it itches what should I do because I think it's a mosquito bite and I don't ?

Rash: If truly insect bites, 0TC Benadryl may help. But it could be reaction to food, change in detergent, poison ivy, or any one of hundreds of other irritants. If it's bothering you, see your GP for differential diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if i found a tick crawling on my leg today. How do I know if it bit me or not?

What to do if i found a tick crawling on my leg today. How do I know if it bit me or not?

Did not bite: When a tick bites you it does not let go, it stays attached and does not let go. The fact it was crawling around on your skin it had not bit you. ...Read more

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What do I do if i got an ant bite and now it is a bubble?

What do I do if i got an ant bite and now it is a bubble?

Don't pop it, that: Would increase chance for infection. It can actually resolve without any treatment. You can also place a paste on 2 parts of baking soda ; 1 part of water over the lesion. ...Read more

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If I have a infection in my gums what should I do?

If I have a infection in my gums what should I do?

Antibiotics: If you have an infection, you need antibiotics. If your gums have carries... Then you need to take better care of your teeth and gums. Brush your teeth at least twice daily and you need to start to floss your teeth.. Daily. ...Read more

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What should I do if I found a really big tick that’s burrowed into my baby’s skin?

What should I do if I found a really big tick that’s burrowed into my baby’s skin?

Remove it gently: First of all...Don't panic! ticks are common, and most bites are harmless, but you do want to remove them because they can spread disease. The easiest way to remove the tick is to take tweezers, grab the tick at the head or mouth (closest to the skin), and apply gentle pressure upwards (away from skin). Do not use a match or petrolatum, since this will cause the tick to burrow deeper. ...Read more

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What to do if i found a tick what should I do?

What to do if i found a tick what should I do?

A tick walking: Around? I flush them down the toilet. ...Read more

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What should I do when I get a centipede bite?

What should I do when I get a centipede bite?

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