I was bitten by a cat in the last week and it got me thinking back over the years about all of the different things I've been bitten by over my lifetime and how many times I've been bitten. I want to know if this is normal or if I am just putting myself in awful situations.
It actually did/is (happened a little over a month ago). Thanks for asking.
I've been taking Biotin, as well as using Retin-A and silicone topically. I have a microdermabrasion scheduled for next month to address some of the scarring. I'm planning to write a Hub about it and will include pics of my progress.
Time (and a little Retin-A and silicone) does heal wounds!
Cats. Dogs. Mosquitos. Spiders. Probably other insects. Mosquitos were the worst though.
I went to camp back when I was twelve for only a week, came home probably a pint of blood lower. I didn't take any mosquito repellent with me and I got bit more than thirty times just on my arms. I remember. I counted. Not a pleasant experience.
You mean other than the obligatory mosquitoes and wasps in summer, the misfortune of being where a bee wanted to be, my own cat, pecked by a pesky bird, horseflies but at least not the horse and when having the luck of picnic ants who wanted to also partake of a lunch. That's all I can think of off the top of my head....does that help put things in perspective? Oh, also stung by jellyfish.
ha ha ha it was because of my daughter... she loves to grow plants and I bought her some venus fly traps. They grew and they grew and they grew. When we came back from a holiday, half of the plant had died. It was evident that it hadn't eaten for the time we were away. My daughter begged me to feed it... so I did. It literally bit the hand that fed it, so it was the last time I hand fed that plant!!
(I'm so glad it wasn't the one out of Little Shop of Horrors!!! )
I've had lots of bites -- living on a farm with an array of animals will guarantee bites!! The worst was my stallion -- he considered me to be one of his mares and ALWAYS bit me on the shoulder, back and elbows to steer me away from the wrong animals
You should let your hand rest. Ice it for 10 minutes at the max. It will help with the pain and the swelling. And try to keep it up -- don't let it dangle along your side as it will increase the pain and swelling as the blood drains to it.
If all else fails, eat some chocolate ice cream with your good hand!
Worst was I was bitten by a male Red Back spider, which are only native to eastern Australia. They are venomous and the female bite can potentially be toxic enough to kill pets and make humans very sick, in some cases enough for children to die.
Their is an anti-venom.
The bite made me nauseous and lethargic for about 3-4 days.
dogs wolf hybrid cats lynx non-venomous snake horse pigs a bull goats birds lizards rabbit sand gnats crabs a shrimp (stabbed me with its horn) bees wasps mosquitoes horseflies deer flies ticks fleas fire ants toxic marine catfish stingray (I carried the barb for 6 months) AND 5 black widow spiders, at one time
A friend of my ex-husband had a pet lynx. "Pet" is used loosely - the darn thing was never very "pettable." lol. Dana's (owner) hands and arms were always scratched and bloody. They lynx thought it was playing, but it sure played rough!
The black widows bites happened one day when I was planting flowers. Luckily, I was bitten on the fingertips. We used to raise all kinds of critters, including pigs.
Of all the bites I've experienced, the most painful came from one of our horses - the only time I've ever been really bitten by an equine. She had never offered to bite before, but I grabbed her by the halter one night and didn't see that she had injured her head.
My sister-in-law and brother-in-law called our doctor immediately, and he told us what to do. One thing I remember is taking some pain meds and passing out. He told them what to watch for and when/if I needed to go to the ER. I didn't. My doc told me black widows aren't nearly as deadly as most people think, and some people are hardly affected at all. Guess I was lucky to be one of those people!
I've been bitten by several children, horses, dogs, cats, various kinds of birds, gerbils, rats, mice, spiders, chiggers, fleas, ants, fish, and probably many more that I have mercifully forgotten. That wasn't what stood out, though. What stands out is that a horse punched me in my face with its face. I lost (you can't fight physics and expect to win) and went flying into a pile of manure. On top of that I had a shiner for a week and nobody believed how I got it.
Ha ha, wow, that is a bad one-two punch! I can't believe how powerful horses can be with just a movement of the head, but I definitely believe that they could knock you down! Hopefully no one saw because I bet you'd never live that one down!
This is quite a long list, but I will try to condense it. I was a groomer, so I have been bitten by probably 10 or 15 different breeds of dogs, cats, parrots, a monkey a coyote, a rat, a mouse, a black widow spider, a donkey, several horses, fleas, people, a goat but they only have bottom teeth. pecked by chickens, quacked by ducks, goose, a peacock, and there is probably more but I can't recall right now.
this isn't a blowfish..it is something that was caught in Texas and had human like teeth.. ..actually many people refer to them as pufferfish but in New England they are blow fish ..and the bite and "quills" hurt.
I have been bitten by a few black fish in the South Atlantic - these come hundreds at a time and look like a piranha around 9 inches long to more than one foot. They eat anything that falls into the water at lightening speed - from the land crabs that get washed in occasionally, any garbage and impressively they can eat a floating apple like some comic strip - it spins and jumps as it gets chopped up from below and is gone in around 90 seconds.
They generally love divers, because any work on the seabed or harbour walls makes for loads of food for them in broken shells, those things with long black poisonous spines etc etc. I got bitten when I was swimming back to the pier (fortunately in diving gear) and my buddy deliberately dumped all his sandwiches over me ! In the frenzy I got bitten several times on my arms and only escaped total dissapearance by diving back to the bottom away from the feeding frenzy on the surface.