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Doctor insights on: Bed Mites

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Can bed mites cause a red rash on your lower legs?

Can bed mites cause a red rash on your lower legs?

No: If you are referring to house dust mites, they do not bite even though they are related to spiders. The allergen is from their droppings. ...Read more

Mite (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Checked for lice, bed bugs & tree mites. no bites nothing but dandruff. can dry skin can make you feel it on other body parts? dry skin but oily hair?

Checked for lice, bed bugs & tree mites. no bites nothing but dandruff. can dry skin can make you feel it on other body parts? dry skin but oily hair?

Yes: More severe dry skin is also called eczema. Stay well hydrated, moisturize your skin daily, and take cool (instead of hot) showers. Yes, you can have dry skin and oily hair. ...Read more

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Can you recommend what to do to get rid of bed bugs and dust mites?

Can you recommend what to do to get rid of bed bugs and dust mites?

Lots of work.: Declutter entire bedroom/ home. Check this site for instructions: http://treatmentforbedbugs.Com/ place all junk in tightly sealed plastic & dispose of it. Wash clothing, linens, towels in hot water. Dry on highest heat - then repeat. Place clean items in a sealed bag to prevent re-infestation.Steam clean what you can't place in drier. Vacuum everything using a disposable bag. Seal bag &. ...Read more

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Can u send pictures of allergic reactions to wool? I been thinking bed bugs and dust mites but no signs of either?

Hmm!: Agree w dr. Klein. Bed bug bites may cause no symptoms or signs in some people. When there is a reaction, it may not show until several days after the bed bug has bitten. It can cause pink, swollen, itchy lesions on the skin. What can be telltale is when there is a linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but that does not always occur. Here are some tell tale signs for bed bugs. ...Read more

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Is my baby’s bed really full of dust mites and if so what can I do about that?

Yes it is...: ...And if it ain't broke, don't fix it - if she is not suffering from respiratory allergies or asthma, there is no reason to go on a mite-hunting expedition. ...Read more

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If you use an unwashed bed pillow for 20yrs wouldn't dust mite issues and other "bugs" cause health problems?

Possible: The mites tend to thrive in the stuffing and less on the surface. No problem unless you are allergic to it. On the other, is this a theoretical exercise since I'd doubt that even a homeless person would allow the pillow unwashed for 20 years. ...Read more

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We have been treated for scabies. Will Lysol kill the mites on hard surfaces? Also, once treated, how long do we need to change our bed linens daily?

We have been treated for scabies. Will Lysol kill the mites on hard surfaces? Also, once treated, how long do we need to change our bed linens daily?

Lysol not effective: Scabies is a tough condition to treat since it infects close contacts with varying symptoms and tends to recur from decontamination of untreated people or fomites( infected house hold items). For this reason, simultaneous treatment of all potentially infected personnel is recommended, along with laundering of linen, clothing and towels etc in hot water cycle with each treatment cycle. ...Read more

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I'm sneezing every morning, after i woke up from bed .. I researched in internet .. I came to know i might have some dust mite allergy ..

What's the question?: Are you asking treatment advice? Mite-proof encasing on box spring, pillows, mattress is the current recommendation to reduce mite droppings (which are the real allergens) exposure but a recent report questions its effectiveness. ...Read more