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what spider is biting me at night

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Get DEET: They will only bite exposed portions of skin. Get DEET (at least 25%) to cover the exposed areas. This will discourage mosquitos but may not help mu ... Read More

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A member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
DUST MITES: There is always something to bite you if you are not in your bed. Dust mites from the floor, small spiders, ants, bed bugs, insects and mosquitoes.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Several reasons: You should visit your doctor. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination, possibly run some tests and find out what's going on.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Night guard: See your dentist and make sure your occlusion (bite) is correct. It may need adjustment and there may be some sharp edges on one or more of your teeth ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
See below:: Therapies: stress management; dental approaches-mouth guard/appliances;correcting misaligned teeth; behavior therapy (change the behavior by practici ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Teeth grinding: Night teeth grinding or bruxism does not usually cause pain or harm, but when teeth grinding occurs on a regular basis the teeth can be damaged or bec ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
See your PMD...: A local doctor, who will know more about your local spider affair....
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Bed bugs hide fast.: The bed bugs scurry when exposed to light so you may still have them. Bed bugs smell like rotting raspberries. Bedbug detection dogs can have > ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Albright
17 years experience Integrative Medicine
Variety of Causes: Most often people think pins and needles, or the arm falling asleep automatically means carpal tunnel. This is often misdiagnosed. A cervical disc bul ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
22 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Need to be seen: You should be seen by a sleep specialist for a thorough evaluation of your sleep. This can be an ENT (otolaryngologist), a neurologist, or a pulmonolo ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne Roccia
16 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Simple mouth guard: Often times grinding the teeth at night, also known as bruxism, is a condition that can be treated with a custom mouth appliance. See you dentist to ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
Causes: See a dentist to be evaluated. The causes generally are a tooth to tooth interference which may be solved with orthodontics or TMJ that is stress rela ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
30 years experience Dentistry
There can be many: Reasons. Best to be evaluated by your physician to determine etiology. Restless leg syndrome is a possibility and there are medications that can be ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Perhaps you : Have athletes foot? Without seeing your skin it is just a bonafide guess.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Adult enuresis: Adult type diapers are usually readily available at drug stores and are intended for purposes such as that you have described. Medications such as DD ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See your physician: There are a number of problems that could explain your symptoms. These include allergy to the soap used to wash your bed linens and arthritis in your ... Read More
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A 12-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Prob. Developmental: Like many things in life when you are "dry" at night is under genetic control. Assuming that you are still with the genetic father you can ask your mo ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
31 years experience Dentistry
Limit damage: Grinding at night (aka nocturnal bruxism) can be related to sleep disorders, medications, stress, infection and other conditions. Night guards do not ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duhon
34 years experience Sleep Medicine
Night sweat causes: Obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome is probably the most common cause of night sweats in U.S. Adults. They can also be caused by hyperthyroidis ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolski Jr
9 years experience General Practice
Needs a look: This might be something as "simple" as a muscle cramp, possibly from dehydration. Or it could be something much more urgent like a deep venous thrombo ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Sounds like: you need a large "dose" of SLEEP HYGIENE Ask your Primary Care Provider for the steps you must take to address your insomnia..then the "eating late" ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Change mattress ;: You can change the mattress and use an exterminator to get rid of the bed bugs.Thats the only solution.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ruchir Patel
13 years experience Sleep Medicine
Seizure?: Without actually examining your tongue it is difficult to say exactly the source but the most worrisome cause would be potential nocturnal seizures. ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience Pediatrics
Hydrocortisone 1%: Try to moisturize 3x/day if possible. Also use hydrocortisone 1% cream at night.
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