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Rabies??had to pick up trash off ground this morning,raccoon got in cans.Wore gloves,washed hands! I have little cracks on hands from washing dishes
Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)
A painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post-herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...Read more
No: The few people who got vJCD was through eating beef with bone in, from animals fed animal products. ...Read more
Ate biscuits from a person feeding a street puppy from his hands. Before serving me he washed his hands with water. Chances of Rabies? (Immunized)
Tiny scratch from outdoor furniture. small break to skin, Washed, antibiotic ointment, bandaid. Last tetanus 6/2011 (5 yrs) do I need a booster?
Chance of rabies?brother picked up trash,a raccoon kicked our can over.he washed his hands but I touched the faucet then touched a scratch on my leg
No: You would need to have come into direct contact with the raccoon and be bitten or scratched. Your brother is not in danger from picking up the trash and you are not in danger as a result of touching something that your brother touched. No need to worry. If your concerns continue, speak with your doctor about it. ...Read more
Do I have rabies?friend caught raccoon in trash,picked up trash,washed hands.i touched the same faucet,then touched a scratch on my leg.will I be sick
My 8wk old house puppy nipped at me on left arm. No broken skin, no blood just small tooth mark. Cleaned wound, etc. Rabies? Pup 2 young for shots.
Rabies: Rabies is extremely rare nowdays in the us, especially as a result of dog bites. If there was any risk of rabies, it would be from street dogs, but it doesn't sound like your puppy is a street dog. Also, rabbit dogs would normally be expected to act accordingly. Your case doesn't allude to that. I'd not worry about rabies, but would definitely watch the wound as it is prone to infection. ...Read more
Glucose was 42 out in cold hunting. Rechecked twice same thing, felt fine other than cold. Felt horrible in house when glucose 56 earlier? Cold hands?
My vaccinated dog bit me when playing but before he ate some wild rabbit poop just seconds before the bit. Not hard buy washed hands. Rabies concern?
Dog bite: If he didn't break the skin you should be alright. ...Read more
Someone touches cold sore, then shakes my hand. I have a tiny wound. Risk of contracting herpetic whitlow/herpes on finger?
Unlikely: If you touched the ulcer directly with a finger which had a wound you might get this, but by secondary transfer this would be quite unusual. Nothing is impossible. ...Read more
Kitten scratched me on my hands, arms, & legs. Have red bumps all over where he scratched. Cat diagnosed w/ ringworm. cat scratch disease or ringworm?
Allergy?: Sounds like an allergic reaction to the scratches. You cannot get ringworm from the scratch itself. Cat scratch fever doesn't develop immediately after the scratch but within a day or two. Symptoms of cat scratch disease include swollen lymph nodes, fever, headache, fatigue, and loss of appetite. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SEVERE cold sore phobia; have something on lip, unknown.. Touched lip with vinyl glove. Do I need to wash this hand or did glove protect hand?
RELAX: Yes, the glove protected your hand. If a person has herpes on the lip it will NOT spread to any other area. Do you have herpes??? Most adults carry herpes type 1 but never have any symptoms. If you need to know if you are already a carrier, a blood test will tell you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
10% HCl on my hands during organic chem lab. I was wearing nitrile gloves entire time.Right hand feels hot, irritated, tingling/burning.
Seems OK.: Hcl usually gives symptoms right away. Feels just like a burn. If you have not had any significant symptoms by several hours after the lab you will be fine. Could there have been an organic contact or perhaps irritation by nitrile? ...Read more
How long does the herpes virus live on objects? If my roommate touches cold sore, doesn't wash hands, puts away "clean" forks, and I eat 20 min later.
Body heaviness/semiparalysis triggers shower, bare skin, weather change, some hand motion & bad sleeping. Lasts for secs a minute maximum. Cataplexy?
Serious : And general anybody with the symptoms should seek immediate medical attention. We cannot give a specific diagnosis or treatment with this free service from Healthtap ...Read more