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    Human Bites Conditions

    Human Bites, Dr Sarah Jarvis MBE How might I get a human bite? Bites from humans are either intentional in a fight, or accidental, again most often ...

    Human and Animal Bites Professional

    Human and Animal Bites, Antibiotic prophylaxis - when to prescribe Prescribe prophylactic antibiotics for: [ 1 ] All cat bites. All human bites under 7...

    Dog and Cat Bites Conditions

    Dog and Cat Bites, Rabies Rabies is a very serious illness passed to humans from some animal bites. At present the UK is free from rabies. However, animal bites...

    Spider Bites Professional

    Spider Bites, Almost all are fanged and venomous; however, fewer than 0.5% are able to bite through human skin and, of these, only a handful are considered dangerous. Most s...

    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 ...

    Human Papillomavirus Immunisation (HPV) Conditions

    Human Papillomavirus Immunisation (HPV), What is human papillomavirus? Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a tiny germ that almost everyone gets at some point of their life. , ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination Professional

    Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination, See also the separate  Human Papillomavirus and Genital Warts  article. Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination was int...

    Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Professional

    Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), See also separate articles Management of HIV in Pregnancy and HIV Post-exposure Prophylaxis . Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a retr...

    Hepatitis B Vaccine Conditions

    An infected mother passing it to her baby. A human bite from an infected person. This is very rare. Who needs hepatitis B vaccination?

    Blind Treatment of Bacterial Infection Professional

    Antibiotic prophylaxis if: Cat bite. Human bite. Puncture wound. Bite involving a hand, foot, face, joint, tendon or ligament.

    Hot Swollen Joints Professional

    Make note of a history of a recent animal or human bite over the affected joint, as a puncture wound can be the source of septic arthritis. Is there loss of function?

    Safeguarding Children - How to Recognise Abuse or a Child at Risk Professional

    Bruising on a child who is not independently mobile, due to age or disability. Bites Human bites (other than those thought to be caused by another young child). Ani...

    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.

    Lyme Disease Conditions

    Ticks cannot jump or fly but climb on to passing humans from long grass or foliage. If an infected tick bites a human then the bacteria may be passed into the human. , Lyme ...

    Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine Conditions

    It is passed to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito. It cannot be transmitted by other humans. These mosquitoes often feed on pigs and wading birds (such as herons).

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