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Bedbug infestation and blood infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Environmental and Occupational Hazards
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Hwo can I help you
User :   hello doc
User :   actually i need some help regarding bed-bug bites
User :   are u there
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Please carry on
Doctor :   Yes, as I am chatting with some patients simultaneously. Please bear with us for a reply
User :   ok no problem
User :   ya so as i am regularly bitten by bed-bugs so i am scared that the saliva that they inject to my blood may cause some blood problems
Doctor :   Ok
User :   so needed to ask u that do i need to take some medicine for cleaning the blood
User :   or what should i do
Doctor :   there is no medicine to prevent it
Doctor :   there would be treated only on contracting the disease
User :   can u be little clear
Doctor :   there is no medicine to clear your blood
Doctor :   if you get some symptoms
Doctor :   then you can take some medicines
User :   symptoms like
User :   doctor will the syrup like 'SAFI' work
Doctor :   chills fever rash
Doctor :   safi is for Hb increase
User :   what is Hb
Doctor :   Hemoglobin
User :   ok
User :   so what can i do as i am getting some allergy in my skin and even im scared of the blood
Doctor :   you should get the physical examination done by a doctor and he will order for some blood tests
Doctor :   and that clears your problems
User :   what u doubt doctor why blood test does that bites have any greater impact
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   but the diagnosis is to be confirmed
User :   can u be kind to explain me if any
Doctor :   to give you the treatment
User :   confirmation regarding what
User :   i mean what should they confirm in the blood sample
Doctor :   the blood sample is not necessary
Doctor :   thats waht i say first get the physical examination by the doctor
Doctor :   if necessary he asks for the blood sample
Doctor :   Please read the sentence I put previously
User :   do u have any idea of getting rid of the bugs doctor any insecticides
User :   seems a stupid question but this bugs are literally night mare to me
Doctor :   Only way you can clear them is washing the bed linen in warm water every 3 days
User :   is it safe to use boric acid to kill them
Doctor :   do you mean in the water
User :   no i read some where that use boric acid to kill them i dont know how to kill them
User :   and how to use the boric acid
Doctor :   i think you follow my instruction
Doctor :   washing the bed linen in warm water with normal detergent
Doctor :   Please fill this form I send, and say done when done.
User :   ok doc so u confirm hat there will be no problem like blood coagulating or so if the bed-bugs inject the saliva
Doctor :   there wont be major illness
Doctor :   minor skin problems
Doctor :   are common
Doctor :   sharing bed with diseased persons would be always a problem
Doctor :   Ok
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