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Flea Bites Making Me Feel Ill

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  • Posted By: MarieNeedsHelp
  • June 22, 2008
  • 03:36 AM

Hi everyone! I am new to this forum and don't know if this is the appropriate place for this topic. If it isn't just movie it please!!^^ I have been very sick for the last two months. It has gone to one thing from another. Of course, I won't get into that I will post another topic on it.

Any who, the major sickness I had for a month where I had a low grade fever, muscle cramps and panic attacks is gone. I don't know what it was, it had to be some strange virus... I dunno maybe some of you know? Any who, it's gone now, but I have been feeling ill. The last time I tried to go somewhere I was really tired, my stomach and my hands got numb then, I felt very bad. Then I got slightly worse. I began having sick spells and red bumps appeared on my arm. My ankle had also been red for two weeks, I think after I started feeling sick it popped up.

I have done some research with a med student, and several others. I have shown them pics of my little rash and my ankle. They have confirmed it is flea bites on my arm. They say it looks like I am have an allergic reaction of some sort. Here are my pics.

Here's the one bite
http://s202.photobucket.com/albums/aa178/Anime-aholic/?action=view¤t=mytickbite.jpg
Here's the flea bites
http://s202.photobucket.com/albums/aa178/Anime-aholic/?action=view¤t=myrash.jpg

I just want to know what I have and why I feel sick. Does anyone know of something that makes your stomach upset, get headaches an get numb? Could it be from the bites or what? I'm confused. Oh also, I would like some info on the other sickness I had that cause me to have a low fever between 99.0-99.5, muscle cramps, and a head ache.

I went to the doctor and he said my blood was fine and everything, of course he only checked it once. He said my white blood cell levels were high though. I also had swollen lymph nodes. They are unswollen now, does anyone think it could've been a virus? Cause I have never heard of a virus causing panic attacks... or can they? I am just really scared, I haven't been able to go out or anything from being sick. I need some sot of help please. Can someone help me?

-Marieneedshelp^^

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  • cat scratch fever. caused from flea bites. check with you local ear, nose and throat specialist to get a prescription. gone in a week. my email is tintshopplus@yahoo.com if you have any other questions. i may not visit back to the post. oh, and i know cuz i had it. lymph nodes gave it away.
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  • cat scratch fever. caused from flea bites. check with you local ear, nose and throat specialist to get a prescription. gone in a week. my email is tintshopplus@yahoo.com if you have any other questions. i may not visit back to the post. oh, and i know cuz i had it. lymph nodes gave it away.It's OK, I actually figured out I have hay fever, and it's just a rash from it. Thanks for the help though!
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  • It's OK, I actually figured out I have hay fever, and it's just a rash from it. Thanks for the help though!
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  • Doesn't sound like hay fever; fleas pass the Plague. Go back to your doctor or see someone else who will evaluate you for it: http://www.ext.colostate.edu/Pubs/insect/05600.htmlPlaguePlague is a potentially life-threatening disease caused by an infection of the bacterium Yersenia pestis. Even though plague rarely affects humans in Colorado (typically around one case per year), it still holds great historical importance including three major pandemics such as the devastating Black Death of the Middle Ages. Since its establishment in the United States at the turn of the century, plague has been a persistent concern in California, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico. In the 43 year period between 1957 and 1999, there were 45 confirmed plague cases originating in Colorado, of which nine resulted in death.Plague can infect all rodents. Cats are also very susceptible. Dogs can become infected. However dogs are more resistant to infection than most mammals and seldom exhibit signs of illness.SymptomsSymptoms of plague include rapid rise of temperature two to three days after exposure. This is usually accompanied by headache and general feelings of illness. As the disease progresses there is swelling and inflammation of lymph glands, most often at the base of limbs. This swelling of lymph glands, called buboes, gives rise to the term bubonic plague for the most common clinical form of the disease.Plague also has a much rarer pneumonic form. This occurs when infectious respiratory droplets are coughed or sneezed from infected humans or animals and inhaled by a susceptible human. Pneumonic plague can also occur secondarily as a complication of inadequately treated bubonic plague. This is the means by which some historical outbreaks of plague have primarily been spread. A recently recognized source of human infections involves contact with infected cats. Plague-infected cats are clearly ill. Most characteristic of infection are swollen lymph glands, generally under the chin and these may drain pus. Persons that are bitten or scratched by infected cats typically develop bubonic plague but those that inhale infectious material coughed by a cat can develop the more dangerous pneumonic form of the disease.TreatmentPlague can be successfully treated given prompt diagnosis and appropriate medication (generally certain antibiotics). A physician’s immediate attention is essential if plague is suspected!
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