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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
52 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: You can see them crawling but they are very tiny,no larger than the period at the end of this sentence. They bite but don't burrow into skin or d ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Bird parasites: Yes, unfortunately sometimes the parasites that affect other animals can affect humans. There are ticks and other insects that might "cross paths" so ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
Lice?: If you are talking about lice, body lice are tiny animals that infect humans. They are contracted by skin-to-skin contact with persons who have them, ... Read More
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Are you referring: to feeling them move about on your skin? That would be highly unlikely.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes they do: Demodex mites live in sebaceous glands and are associated with oily skin. They can be treated with an antibiotic but may recur. Other treatments for ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
48 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Dog mange caused by demodex mites is not considered to be highly contagious to humans with strong immune systems, but mange caused by sarcoptic or che ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
72 hours: Scabies can live for about 3 days off of the skin. That's why if you have items that need cleaning that you can't put through hot water in the wash to ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Itching/Inflammation: The mites live in the hair follicle and oil glands of the skin.It carries bacteria and when it dies releases this bacteria which causes an immune reac ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience 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 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Scabies: Scabies is the mite that infects people. It is not especially associated with surgery. It is rarely picked up in the hospital if you happen to be in a ... Read More

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