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what color are chiggers will i be able to tell them apart from lice and ticks

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Chiggers tiny tiny: The missouri dept. Of conservation says chiggers are baby mites that can only bite through areas of thinner, tender skin (so chiggers like women & chi ... Read More

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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Tick Bites: To reduce itching from a tick bite: apply ice pack compresses or tea tree oil.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stuart
44 years experience in Family Medicine
No: There are differences in the way humans metabolize and react to some drugs compared to animals.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Maybe: Chigger bites often have a small red in the center of a welt ; occur in areas where skin is tender like the crotch, armpits, belt line, backs of knee ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Bites?: The skin lesions can be insect bites but also can be hives. Her pediatrician needs to see them. Scabies is making a come back, especially if she atten ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Some help I can do: Mosquitoes are a bit like flying syringes. Their large needle nose, called a proboscis, is ideal for quickly landing on a victim, withdrawing a bit of ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Flea bites.: Flea bites may be clustered into 3 itchy bumps that bleed & blanch (turn white) when you press on them. They tend to be found at skin folds (breast or ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: The internet is full of stories about people treating their acne with vinegar, squeezed lemons, baking egg white onto their faces, and sleeping smeare ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Toss in the dryer: I think you can toss your pillows in the clothes dryer & any head lice or random eggs would be killed by the heat.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Flea bites: You can use 1% Hydrocortisone on the bites or use antihistamines locally. Avoid scratching. However the bigger issue is that you must get rid of the ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Egg encasements: Human lice are mature by 10 days of age and can start laying eggs thereafter. They do so at the level of the scalp within a hard shell that incubates ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience in Trauma Surgery
See psychiatrist: This article should clarify: http://www.fleabites.net/paper-fleas-all-about-these-mythical-insects/
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Binh Ngo
Dr. Binh Ngo answered
17 years experience in Dermatology
Mosquito Repellant: You should get an insect/mosquito repellant spray and spray onto exposed skin arms, legs if you are wearing short-sleeved or shorts prior to any outdo ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sara Gonzalez
12 years experience in Pediatrics
See a doctor: Unfortunately this sounds difficult to diagnose without a picture or physical exam. The best thing would be for at least one person in the family to s ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Bed bugs: My first guess (without seeing you to examine the skin) is bed bugs. Do you notice them when you wake up? If you sleep with a partner, do they have s ... Read More
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A 79-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience in Dermatology
Bedbugs: You may have bedbugs, if you want to get rid of them you should vacuum everywhere in your house and wash all clothing/washable material in hot water.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Hydroquinone: The spots are from your acne itself, not picking, despite what anybody who's criticized you may way. This is postinflammatory pigmentation and will fa ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience in Ophthalmology
Parasites in Eye: Most parasites and their eggs in eyes (such as in the conjunctiva, like Loa Loa, or in the vitreous, like cryptococcus) need to be surgically removed ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Black Plague: Plague has been recorded since 541 AD when there was no understanding about bacterial infections and how to prevent them. The major sanitation I am aw ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Intermediate host: Tapeworms can be passed from dogs or cats via an intermediate host such as a flea or ingested small prey animal per http://vetmedicine.about.com/od/z ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Need Stool Test: For most parasites except pinworms you need to examine stools for ova and parasite to find out which parasite it is and you have to see a doctor to ge ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Your bed is : infested. Call a professional exterminator. You may want to confirm theses are "Bed Bug" bites with your doc or a Dermatologist.

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