Medical Advice On "First aid and Emergencies"

Dr. Sumit  Srivastava
Hello, Welcome to Rabies does not get transmitted by drinking. It is transmitted by a direct bite or scratch from an infected animal. Rest assured that eating or drinking does not transmit rabies. For more information consult an ... View thread »

Dr. Rohit   Jain
Hi, Welcome to First of all, I appreciate your interest to know the emergency life-saving procedure. Tongue bite usually occurs in seizures and not in heart attacks. There is a possibility of a seizure in her case. Many reasons can be ... View thread »

Dr. Amolkumar W Diwan
Hello, Welcome to As you said that patient needs oxygen for shortness of breath, it is absolutely not required to measure the oxygen saturation all the time. But, if dyspnea (shortness of breath) is due to COPD (Chronic Obstructive ... View thread »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode
Hello, Welcome to This looks like a cellulitis (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it is an infection of subcutaneous tissue. He needs antibiotics and blood test. Convince him for visit. He will need a hemogram test, and ... View thread »

Dr. Amit  Modi
Hi, Welcome to A cat has scratched your child, and it has not caused any barrier disruption or wound or bleeding. But still, it is advisable to clean the area with running water and soap. Apply some antiseptic in the area. Rabies is ... View thread »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode
Hello, Welcome to Yes, certainly you should have tetanus booster shot as early as possible. Also, does wound appears infected, is there a large wound, any pus or redness, etc.? If yes, then needs antibiotics like capsule Augmentin ... View thread »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena
Hi, Welcome to Hornet bite may lead to swelling and pain, fever or infection. The redness and swelling which you have mentioned are due to the inflammation. In your case, swelling is large and it was not initially at the time of the ... View thread »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode
Hi, Welcome to You should go to the hospital soon and begin post-exposure prophylaxis as early as possible. It is better to have rabies immunoglobulin injection soon. You should clean the wound with soap and water. Get a dressing from ... View thread »

Dr. Lohit Chauhan
Hi, Welcome to You do not have a chance to get rabies. Even if the rat is infected, transmission from a non-bite exposure is relatively rare. Some cases have shown rabies being transferred from corneal transplant and liver transplant. ... View thread »

Dr. Albana Greca
Hi, Welcome to If your friend has done a vaccination to the dog, then there is no problem. Keep the bitten site clean, wash with warm water and soap. Apply Oxygenated water and Betadine (Povidone Iodine) locally. You can take them over ... View thread »