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www.quora.com/How-dangerous-can-a-leech-bite-be

Most of the time a leech bite is fine. If you’re bitten, you can even let it finish - it’s only taking a few millilitres. Take some pictures and make note of any stripes or patterns, you just might have discovered anew species. We’re finding new ones all the time. That being said, there have been instances of leech bites being dangerous:

www.reference.com/health/leech-bites-dangerous-eb1bb6583555094

Are Leech Bites Dangerous? Leech bites can cause severe allergic reactions in individuals who are sensitive to the proteins released when leeches attach themselves to human skin. Leech bites can also cause infection if the leech is pulled off the skin in a hasty fashion with its jaw bones remaining lodged in the skin.

in.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100710141754AAMjI0l

Leech bites are not dangerous if the leech is removed properly and the area is disinfected. If they're removed improperly (Leaving a tooth behind) Or you don't disinfect the bite it can get infected. It sounds like the area you were bitten on may be infected so I'd have a doctor take a look at it.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leech

Bites. Leech bites are generally alarming rather than dangerous, though a small percentage of people have severe allergic or anaphylactic reactions and require urgent medical care. Symptoms of these reactions include red blotches or an itchy rash over the body, ...

www.themanual.com/outdoors/how-to-remove-a-leech

Are Leech Bites Dangerous? Not really, actually, except for the lack of sleep caused by nightmares. Leech bites rarely leave more than a minor flesh wound behind and are unlikely to cause any ...

www.popsci.com/so-youve-been-bitten-by-leech-whats-worst...

So you’ve been bitten by a leech. What’s the worst that could happen? ... How dangerous are leeches? ... A person could bleed to death if they sustained a massive number of leech bites, or die ...

doctor.ndtv.com/faq/is-leech-bite-a-reason-to-worry-33670

Is leech bite a reason to worry? A: Leech attaches to the skin and first injects a substance, which works like a local anaesthetic and a person stops feeling the bite. Then they suck blood, which is almost five times their own body weight. With the result,they become so heavy that they fall off the bite area. So you may not have seen the leech ...

www.pestwiki.com/prevent-leeches

After knowing how dangerous leech bites can be, no one would ever think of ignoring a single wound or bleeding. You would only be able to recognize the leech bite if you get any kind of unusual bleeding from your skin or irritation but if the leeches are inside the body, the symptoms mentioned above will help you. If the symptoms, you need to ...

www.reference.com/pets-animals/leeches-harmful-humans...

Leeches are not harmful to humans. In fact, they are quite helpful. Leeches do not draw enough blood from a human to cause any damage and have been used for thousands of years in the medical field for a variety of reasons, including their ability to help reattach body parts.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_Vrg3zAKl4

Well in an attempt to prove and disprove some of the common Leech myths going around these days Coyote has once again volunteered himself to go through a little experiment in the name of science.