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My father was bitten by a house lizard tonight. Is it dangerous or not?
Last night a house lizard unfortunately fell from the ceiling and went under my bed. I was in it fast sleep, off from my office work. I didn't notice that, but in the morning I had been bitten on my right leg in 3 to 4 areas were it became a red spot like a cherry.
You know it's really painful and burning on my leg. So can anyone give my any advice? Do I need to meet a doctor? Is a house lizard very harmful? Please tell me of your past experiences. I am grateful to you. Thanks.
By Hariprasad from South India
I live in another country, so I am not aware of what type of lizards you have there. I would go to a doc myself. Are you sure it was a lizard that bit you? I think here they suggest that you get a tetanus shot if you are bitten by anything, and they double check to make sure if wasn't a spider that is poisonous, such as a black widow or brown recluse. I'm not sure what they do for a lizard bite. Might not hurt to get it looked at, just to be sure it doesn't get infected or cause other problems.
Is it poisonous?
First off, do not ever wait for your post to show up here to find out if something is going to hurt you. Contact your poison control center, call the hospital or get on www.webmd.
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My mom had a house lizard bite her today at home. Spots of blood came out of the wound. What should I do for treatment?
By Dr. Jagdeep from Sirsa, Haryana, India