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Alternative Names Streptobacillary fever; Streptobacillosis; Haverhill fever; Epidemic arthritic erythema; Spirillary fever; Sodoku Symptoms Symptoms depend on the bacteria that caused the infection. Symptoms due to Streptobacillus moniliformis may include: Chills Fever Joint pain, redness, or swelling Rash Symptoms due to Spirillum minus may include: Chills Open sore at the site of the bite Rash -- may be red/purple plaques Signs and tests This condition is diagnosed by detecting the bacteria in skin, blood, joint fluid, or lymph nodes. Blood antibody tests and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) techniques may also be used.
I'm planning on going camping this summer and I don't want to come back with a million bug bites. How can I keep my skin safe from mosquitoes?
One or two mosquito bites can be chalked up as the toll we pay for warmer weather and outdoor vacations, but if you seem to attract every mosquito within a five-mile radius as soon as you step foot outside, dealing with summer bugs may not be so easy to dismiss.
At first glance, mosquito bites don't look like dire health or cosmetic threats. However, bug bites can leave you scratching away at your skin, leading to infection and scarring. Not to mention the awkwardness of being slathered in calamine lotion.
There are some theories as to why some people are more attractive to mosquitoes and other blood-sucking insects. Scientists haven't pinpointed any one reason why female mosquitoes bite, but we do know that they're attracted to a variety of factors, including temperature, movement, odors, and the level of carbon dioxide em...
Ever had a pain in the butt? No, I am not talking some crazy family member who cannot keep the mouth shut. I am talking about a real pain in the buttock region, possibly confused with low back pain.
A common cause of pain in the area of the tailbone, especially the tailbones in women, is the sacroiliac joint (SIJ). Before we proceed further, let us form a mental picture of the pelvis . The pelvis is a boney ring formed by four bones: two fused sections comprised of the pubis, ischium and ilium, one sacrum, and one coccyx. These four sections of bone are joined by strong ligaments at the pubic symphysis (in front) and the sacroiliac joints (in the back). All three of these joining points for the pelvic ring are potential sources of pain, especially in women and most especially in pregnant women. Thus, women in particular need to understand the risks for having SIJ dysfunction, the ways to diagnosis the problem, and the solutions for this pain in the butt.
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