Patient discussion about bite

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Q. does mosquito bites considered as an edema

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A1(don't take the mini i-pod, it sucks). it's true-the mosquito has a number of proteins and materials in his saliva that works as anticoagulants and vasodilators (blood vessel broadening). these causes the bite area to start an immune reaction and one of the consequences is an edema-"an increase of interstitial fluid in any organ", that means fluids are exiting blood system. in this case- not too much...
A2i hope you said it is :). edema is a normal reaction to an inflammation, which is-your body reaction to any thing unfamiliar to it. the mosquito injects a substance that makes our body react and recruit the immune system to the area. that means swelling up and get a red/pink color because of blood vessels broadening and blood cells coming out.

Q. What is this mosquito bite that became a rash??

I was bitten by a mosquito a few hours ago and the bite turned in to a red rash that spreaded all over my body. It's already starting to disappear but I would really like to know what was it! If you have any ideas...please share with me...
AWhat you describe may be urticaria (hives). It's a kind of allergic reaction to many stimuli, including drugs, infections, foods etc, and in your case-insect bite. The rash is red-pink and elevated above the normal skin level, and lesions come and go in a matter of hours, an eventually disappears. There may also be a feeling of itching.

You may read more here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urticaria

Q. an insect bite seems infected and is bleeding...

the area under the skin is hard and sore... when pressed it bleeds quite a bit
AIt sounds like you have cellulitis around the area of the bite, and you should see a doctor to decide whether or not this requires antibiotics.

Q. I had a tick to bite me a few days ago now I have a headache on and off and feel nauseous and diarrhea

My friend had a stomach virus last week is my symptoms coming from the tick or is it a coincidence
AIt sounds like the tick bite is just a coincidence. You probably caught a virus, not necessarily from your friend who was sick, but that's also a possibility. However, if the bad feeling doesn't go away, or your suddenly experience fever spikes, you should see a doctor, because you might have a bacterial infection that will need antibiotics.

Q. what can happen to me if a mosquito bite me? is it not safe to my health? are there side effects?

A1Mosquitos, in some areas carry Nile disease. Remeber to wear repellent with deet.
A2Mosquito bites usually don't cause any harm to us, and there is no health matter except for your personal inconvenience. However, people who are allergic to these bites can develope severe attack and anaphylactic shock. Some bacterias and parasites are carried by mosquitos and can be transmitted to us, but ususally in under-developed countries where hygene conditions are very limited.

Q. i have been bitten by a dog recently , and i wanted to know what should i do and what is the recommended

treatment ?
A1go see your doctor asap,also find out if the dog had its rabies shot,most of importantly GO SEE YOUR DOCTOR NOW.
A2First of all, GO SEE A DOCTOR - the specific treatment (including immunization against rabies) depends on the specific regulation of every place. Generally, it depends on the status of the dog that has bitten you - it should be held for 10 days to see if it develops rabies.

In addition, antibiotics may be prescribed in order to prevent infection of the bite site.

you may read more here:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/animalbites.html

Q. Is it true that if you want to lose weight you should cut your food in small pieces?

I mean, you burn more calories in the cutting, and in the chewing (as you have more pieces to chew on...)
Anot really...i tried this diet and i lost a few lbs. but not too much. it has reason in it because eating slowly will get you to eat less. you see, it takes a while until the body reacts to food entering the stomach and if you eat fast food you are overriding this mechanism.
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