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When Will All Dog Dander Be Gone
If someone has norovirus and pets/cuddles with a dog, can the virus linger on the dogs fur and can I get sick if I pet the dog?
If someone has norovirus and pets/cuddles a dog can the virus/germs linger on the dogs fur? And can I catch the virus if I pet the dog as well?
Yes: Norovirus can be contagious on fomites for 2-4 hours. ...Read more
It is warm this year so fleas are out early. I don't have cat medicine yet. If he gets fleas from sitting in window, can we get them from him?
Stop fleas: Get the oral (by mouth) flea preventive from your vet. ...Read more
Is it possible- after head lice are completely gone, to continue to notice every little itch on head? Becoming paranoid, but they are gone
My hands were swollen and could not be moved one day after being bitten and clawed by cat. Is it rabies? How to help first?
Infection: The bites of a cat can inject multiple organisms like pasturella, strep, staph & others which can set up an infection rather quickly. Rabies could be passed at the same time but domestic cats are rare vectors (you can call the local health department to see if any rabies is in the area)cat scratch takes days to weeks to become symptomatic. See the doc soon.Delay can lead to surgical clean out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ever since we brought home our new bunny my mom keeps feeling tiny pinching in her body could it be mites bites? I checked bunny for fleas it has none
Mites?: Wow! It does sound like a possibility. I am hoping that the bunny is living outside. ...Read more
No: You can't get rid of all the dog allergen, although you can reduce it by bathing the animal twice per week, vacuuming with a filtered vacuum, having hard floors and using a hepa filter. This is a lot of work though, so it's often better to relocate the animal outside if possible or not to have a pet in the first place if you have allergies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Asthma and on flovent. Slightly allergic to dog. I have one coming thru town and always around them. Not to bothered but will something help incase?
Protect the lungs: Hi JS789, many people with asthma have allergies. Whether it be dogs or pollen, prevention is key. Flovent is a steroid which helps control inflammation. Having your albuterol handy is important as well. Consider pretreating with albuterol before contact with the dogs. Also, consider treating allergies with antihistamines like loratidine or cetirizine, as they can affect your asthma as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I have scabies, can my dog spread the mites throughout my house? I'm in treatment but don't want my dog to spread the mites.
Can you get rabies if a vaccinated dog scratch a rodent trying to come through the wall and hours later scratched you and drew blood. This was 1mo ago?
At my babies daycare they found a bat at night. The owners got the bat and killed it. Could they get rabies and give it to my daughter?
Rabies: Bats are one of the most common sources of rabies. If your child got bit by the bat they should be seen by their doctor as soon as possible. If someone at the daycare got bit they also need to seek medical attention but it has only passed person to person with transplants so unless your child got bit directly you don't have to worry about it. ...Read more
My friends dog has rabies shots. Something came out the wall and the dog clawed at it. Later that day it scratched me. Could I get rabies?
Possible to be itchy on legs/arms 24 hours after being exposed to scabies? Not sure if it was scabies, but visited new place & itchy 24 hrs later
Itchy: This would be the right time to go as soon as you can to the Emergency facility. Hope all goes well! PS: I would be wise to have someone drive you there. ...Read more
Pimple-like/red dots on ankles. Recently moved to new house. No animals. Itchy but able to avoid itching. Bed bugs? Fleas? Some are in a line, not all
All my chicken pox were dried up and crusted. But I removed the others and still pinkish and did not wait for it to remove by itself. I'm I still contagious?
It's on your clothes: Cat dander is very sticky and getonto your clothes and into carpets etc. Just taking a shower won't solve ther entire problem. Keep the cat out of the house and wash the clothes that came in contact with the cat. ...Read more
So, I've done an allergy panel before and it said I was allergic to dust mites and cats. I have a stuffy nose around 60% of the time. ?
I have runny nose & congestion. But i'm not sick. Could it be from the cat dander, that got blown about with the heater? I'm allergic, but tried to put cat in other room. I have dust mite bedding.
Yes: If you are allergic to cat dander then it doesn't matter where the cat is inside the house. Unless you have a hepa filter in the furnace, the dander will be recirculating constantly when the furnace is on. Cat dander can be detected even 2 years after removal of the cat. Solution? Antihistamine-> removal of the cat following by thorough cleaning -> allergist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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