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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Lots: Dust mites a creatures that are related to tick and spiders. They are commonly found in upholstered furniture and bedding. There are dust mite covers ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitzi Scotten
27 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends on the type: There are several different types of mites ranging from chiggers to scabies to bird/rodent mites The treatment of scabies is with a cream placed on t ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Small: Any of various small or minute arachnids of the order acarina that are often parasitic on animals and plants, infest stored food products, and in some ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Which mite?: Several kinds of mites are parasitic on humans: chiggers, scabies, and bird mites. With chiggers, you want to keep grasses mowed and also treat cloth ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Mostly...: Runny/stuffy nose, sneezing, itchy eyes, sometimes asthma. Rarely, skin rash.
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Allergy measures: No carpeting. Special allergy pillow and mattress covers, sweep floors on a regular basis, dust using something on the rag( a cleaning solution) to pi ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
16 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Yes they do!
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A female asked:
Dr. Kelly Kane
24 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Usually dust mites are associated with fabric surfaces feeding on human dander. This would not occur in barns or on animals.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
16 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Lots of options: Avoidance helps, which can be achieved somewhat by washing sheets/bedding on super-hot water (130 f) once per week and encasing the mattresses and pil ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
33 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Vaccuums: Any brand with a true hepa filter should be adequate. The problem of ineffective filtering typically comes from not keeping the filter clean, or repla ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Hepa filters catch things much smaller that house dust mites.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience in Dermatology
Unlikely: Although scabies is usually passed through human contact. However , animals do have a form of scabies that can spread to humans.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience in Dentistry
Interesting: Never heard that the skin would be susceptible to insect bites more than someone else's unless the smell of the skin- soaps, colognes, perfumes, etc. ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Sinha
52 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes : X--mite, rock salt, coffee. Best is no carpet.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Boger
24 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Multiple: Try www.Entnet.Org try aaoa website try allergy.Com google dust mite allergies and check out medical university websites that come up.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Possibly: Please give it a try.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Gene & environment: When your genes and the changing environment intreacts, some people would develop allergies. Allergy develops because your immune system has been redi ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience in Family Medicine
They can: Dust mites can live in clothing, although most people wash their clothes often enough for this to not be a problem. The biggest area they live is in b ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
Dust mites: Although dust mites eat remnant of human skin they do not eat humans and do not consequently leave marks. Are you thinking bed bugs which leave blood ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Anything an all: Should help.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
Yes!: Yes, tanning beds can be a vector for pubic lice ("crabs"). If the bed is not properly cleaned or towels provided by the salon are not washed in hot w ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
No they aren't : Scabies. Scabies looks like lines of burrows on skin made with little mounds or blisters. They cause itching which is often worse at night. Although t ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Under the top layer: Scabies live inside the skin and are prone to affect certain areas, wrist ankles, nipples armpits, genitalia, waistline. It spreads from animals to hu ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience in Pediatrics
After what?: Not sure what your question is. You have some question of hatching ability of scabies eggs. If you used the medication prescribed to treat the scabies ... Read More

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