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Will Insect Repellant Keep Me From Ricks That Can Give Me Rocky Mountain Fever
Yes: Insect repellents containing deet (such as off!) do repel ticks. How well a repellent works depends on the amount of deet on the person's clothing or skin, and on how complete the coverage is (whether or not the person missed some spots). Too much deet can be toxic to babies and small children. Clothing that has Permethrin impregnated into the fabric may also help prevent tick bites. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Insect repellents are considered safe to use after 2 months of age. The CDC has established that products containing DEET, picaridin, or citronella are generally safe, however, products containing oil of lemon eucalyptus should not be used on children younger than 3 years old. Avoid applying near the mouth ...Read more
Not entirely: Rmsf is caused by an organism called rickettsia rickettsiae and transmitted to humans by tick bite (several different ticks). It is most common in the southeastern usa and presents with rash on the extremities gradually progressing centrally, accompanied by fever, malaise, headaches, muscle aches. Easily treated with antibiotics when suspected. ...Read more
Mosquitoes: Aloe Vera & Basil are natural deterrents. Mosquito safety- use bed netting when sleeping. Spray the walls of the home with insecticide. Stay inside or wear long pants & long sleeved shirts from dusk to dawn. Use Permethrin spray on clothing and mosquito netting. Deet agents can be used on skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which mosquito carries west nile virus? And how can I recognize it? I’ve heard only one kind of mosquito can actually give you west nile virus. Is there a way to tell if the mosquito that bit me is the “right” kind?
NO: There is no way to recognize a west nile virus mosquito from a non virus carrying mosquito. They all look same and bite same. I am sorry there is no way to tell the right kind.I know it isn't a big help at this time. May be in future we w'll have more information. Just please avoid all kinds of mosquitos. Thanks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Get DEET: Most things listed as repellent have little or no effect. DEET is the most effective by far. Other substances may act as attractant at times. ...Read more
Prevention: Bring a bottle of 100% deet to place on clothing (not this strong on skin). Wear light weight long sleeves and pants. If he does get bit, cold on immediate area to reduce blood flow, and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Atarax can be used for itching. We are all pretty much 'allergic' to mosquito bites - some of us just react more to their venom than others. Prevention is the way to go! ...Read more
Insect repellent: Use an insect repellent to avoid the bites. Avoid being outside without protection in the early morning or evening hours. Cover your arms and legs with clothing when outside. Don't have standing water around your house. Use Hydrocortisone cream on the bites 2-3 times a day and take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help with itching and swelling. ...Read more
Going to new Orleans to the zoo when it's over I'm going to take a ferry ride to the aquarium. I get sea sick anything me and 11 yr can take otc?
See below: Please consult this site for information on this topic. http://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-14036-Transderm-Scop+TD.aspx?drugid=14036 ...Read more
It can.: In western countries, the main source of maternal infection is thought to be ingestion of toxoplasma contained in undercooked or cured meat or meat products. Ingestion of oocysts, from contact with soil, or eating soil-contaminated fruit or vegetables is also a major source of infection, so your dog can get you infected. ...Read more
WNV vs Malaria: West Nile Virus is found in temperate & tropical areas of the world & has been detected predominantly Culex & Aedes mosquitoes. WNV is a viral infection that causes flu-like syndrome in 20% of those infected. < 1/1000 people die from WNV infection.**Malaria is usually found in tropical & subtropical areas. Only female Anopheles mosquitoes can act as a vector for Malaria. WNV is a protozoan > ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Confirmed histoplasmosis live in ohio river valley (65yrs) have 18yr bird if i get rid of him he will die what is danger of me keeping him?
Histoplasmosis: If you already have this fungal infection and are either being treated or do not need therapy the bird is a non-issue. There is no danger to keeping him. If you are concerned about potential exposure to h. Capsulatum from the bird droppings, i imagine that is conceivable but most persons in the ohio valley have already been exposed to this organism and repeat exposure is ok. ...Read more
Can MMR vaccine on earth cause inflammatory bowel disease? I've read from several articles that say it can. Please tell me docs and thanks.
Fraudulent study: Wakefield,a British GI doc studied some autistic kids sent to him by attorneys who funded his work. He published a brief report in the LANCET, trying to associate the MMR with enlarged lymph nodes in the bowel wall and implicated the MMR in autism.In a major court case his work was found to be bogus, fradulent.Lancet retracted the paper,he lost his medical license and left Britain.All a fraud. ...Read more
Can u tell me which cream that help clear the dark spots on the body from insect and bedbug bites ? How long it will go away
Vanishing cream: Try using 4 percent glycolic cid on your dark spots ...Read more
How is Zika spreading? How do mosquitoes get the virus... do they get it from other mosquitoes, or from biting a person infected with Zika?
Animal to mosquito: Zika virus is spread by mosquitoes, which are infected only by feeding on infected animals. Probably several animals can be infected, in addition to humans. For people in affected areas, reducing mosquitoes in the environment (vector control) and avoiding mosquito bites (exposure control) are the only effective means of prevention. ...Read more
Anopheles: mosquitoes are the one's responsible for transmitting malaria. There are actually hundreds of different species. I've even heard that mosquitoes are the most dangerous 'animal' on the planet - although I think it may actually be humans. Check this out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anopheles Interesting indeed! Good news is we don't have malaria in the U.S. anymore (unless it's an imported case!) ...Read more
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