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Doctor insights on: Where Do Flies Come From

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Went to bathroom in public toliet with flies or nats in stall, can they cause infection if come in contact with vaginal/anal area?

Went to bathroom in public toliet with flies or nats in stall, can they cause infection if come in contact with vaginal/anal area?

Casual contact- no: When toileting, the casual contact of a fly on the vaginal anal area won't cause an infection since these areas already contain a high concentration of normal human bacteria (flora) that will overwhelm whatever little disease-causing bacteria the fly deposits from their feet. Of course, all bets are off if you forget to wash your hands after toileting- so wash you hands! ...Read more

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How can one keep sand flies from biting?

How can one keep sand flies from biting?

Stay away from them: It sounds silly, but stay away from where they are. If you must go there, wear appropriate clothing (long sleeves and pants, and use insect repellant on your skin and your clothing. Wash your clothes well afterward. ...Read more

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Can swallowing flies accidently cause illness?

Can swallowing flies accidently cause illness?

Anything's possible: It would have to be a fly with an illness or germ that it is carrying, most would probably perish in a usual stomach environment. ...Read more

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What is the mechanism by which people become allergic to insects and flies?

What is the mechanism by which people become allergic to insects and flies?

Insect allergy: This just happens and there is no good predictor for it, it is more common in people who already have environmental allergies. ...Read more

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"can i get sick or catch a disease if 2 flies landed on food exposed for hours cooked potatoes and carrots 40 year old female?

"can i get sick or catch a disease if 2 flies landed on food exposed for hours cooked potatoes and carrots 40  year old female?

Possible: It depends on what the flies were exposed to before landing on your food. God forbid, the flies were sitting on fecal matter with bacteria like typhoid, salmonella, or toxigenic e coli, those bugs could be transferred from the fecal matter to your food by the flies. ...Read more

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I'm very clean! i've had this problem with gnats and flies always around my head everywhere i go, and everyone looks at me weirdly what can this be ?

I'm very clean! i've had this problem with gnats and flies always around my head everywhere i go, and everyone looks at me weirdly what can this be ?

Morgelions Disease: I believe that whatever morgellons is, it carries either phermones that attract bugs, or possibly the fungus component of morgellons is attracting bugs to you, as if you are a rotting log. Morgellons organism is man made, and likely confusing insects. I have been treated for one year on doxycylene which i believe sterilizes the organism from reproducing in the body, but it is a long haul. ...Read more

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Nausea from deer flies, what to do?

Nausea from deer flies, what to do?

Please explain...: ...why you think deer flies have contributed to your nausea? Nausea can be caused by lots of things & may originate from disease outside the GI tract. Further evaluation is in order before anyone can answer "what to do." your doctor will want to re-examine you as well as know the quality, timing, duration, location, & associations (eating, position, activity, stooling, urinating) of your symptoms. ...Read more