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    Dog and Cat Bites Conditions

    Dog and Cat Bites, Dr Sarah Jarvis MBE How common are cat and dog bites? Dog bites are the most common type of animal bite. Of the people who attend...

    Insect Bites and Stings Conditions

    Insect Bites and Stings, Insect bites How do you treat insect bites? Insect bites are treated in the same way as insect stings, except you don't have to w...

    Human Bites Conditions

    Human Bites, For example: Bite wounds which are large or deep. The bite wound is on the face, hand or foot. Bite wounds to the hand are the most likely to ...

    Spider Bites Professional

    Spider Bites, Phoneutria spiders The venom is a complex mixture of amino acids, hyaluronidase, serotonin and other kallikrein-kinin activating factors that stimulate peripheral and central...

    Snake Bites Professional

    Snake Bites, Epidemiology Internationally it is difficult to obtain accurate figures for the incidence of snake bites and deaths from snake bites. Many snake bi...

    Human and Animal Bites Professional

    Human and Animal Bites, Epidemiology [ 1 ] Substantially more dog bites occur than cat bites. It has been estimated that dog bites account for 60-90% of...

    Rat-bite Fever Professional

    Rat-bite Fever, Another form of rat-bite fever (more common in Asia where it is known as sodoku [ 1 ] ) is caused by infection with the Gram-negative bacterium Spirillum minus . [ 2 ] Ra...

    Insect Bites and Stings Professional

    Insect Bites and Stings, Others may not be so easy to diagnose because they bite at night or when the patient is asleep - eg, some mosquitoes, sandflies, bedbugs and triatomine bugs, or when ...

    How to avoid tick bites and Lyme disease

    How to avoid tick bites and Lyme disease Feature

    How to avoid tick bites and Lyme disease , I think if people were aware and responded to a tick bite quickly, we might prevent a lot of infections." Early symptoms For a...

    The best ways to prevent and treat insect bites

    The best ways to prevent and treat insect bites Feature

    The best ways to prevent and treat insect bites, We all know that insect bites can ruin a holiday. Whether you have one bite or dozens, the itching can prevent you sleeping...

    Bedbugs Conditions

    Three to four bites forming a line or a curve on your body are very suggestive of bedbug bites. The bites tend to be in areas which are exposed as you are sleeping - for exa...

    Rabies Vaccine Conditions

    It is passed to humans from bites or scratches from animals that carry the rabies virus. There is no cure for rabies but there is a vaccine to prevent it.

    Bedbugs Professional

    The onset of symptoms may be delayed, due to delayed allergic reactions to the saliva of the bedbug (up to 11 days later). [ 3 ] Bedbug bites on face ...

    Cuts (Lacerations) Conditions

    Note : for information on bites, see separate leaflets called Dog and Cat Bites and Human Bites . After dealing with a cut The most common complication is an infe...

    Erythema Chronicum Migrans Professional

    Differential diagnosis [ 3 ] Local tick bite reactions Tinea (ringworm) Insect bites Cellulitis Discoid eczema Contact dermatitis Erythema multifo...

    Chikungunya Fever Conditions

    This is because the Aedes mosquitoes tend to bite in the daytime, unlike other types which usually bite in the evenings. There are some insecticides available which can be sprayed ...

    Lyme Disease Conditions

    However, ticks are very small, and often do not hurt when they bite so it is quite easy to have a tick bite without noticing. Many people who develop Lyme disease cannot remember bei...

    Malaria Conditions

    Malaria is a very serious infection which you can catch from a bite from an infected mosquito. The most common symptoms are high temperature (fever) and a flu-like illness.

    Colorado Tick Fever Professional

    Presentation [ 2 , 4 , 5 ] Patients may not have noticed the tick bite. Symptoms usually begin about 4-5 days after the tick bite, but the incubation period can range fro...

    Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine Conditions

    Vaccination is not completely reliable and you should also try to avoid mosquito bites when in 'at-risk' areas. Mosquito bites can be avoided by the following: Sleep...

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