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Doctor insights on: Bird Mites Contagious

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Are bird mites contagious and can they live on human host? Is there a cream to use to kill them off your body?

Are bird mites contagious and can they live on human host? Is there a cream to use to kill them off your body?

Not usually: However they can cause an intensely itching rash. They don't stay in your body however. Depending on the extent of the skin rash, topical cortisone cream or oral steroid may be required to calm the rash down. ...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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Can bird mites live on your body? Are they contagious? Is there a medicine to get rid of them off your body?

Can bird mites live on your body? Are they contagious? Is there a medicine to get rid of them off your body?

No problem if clean!: Bird mites usually survive only on birds and can get on your body but will not survive very well and if one is washing and taking care of their bodies they will get rid of the mites and they do not survive long. But it is best to have good hygiene and wash your hair and body well. They are not contagious and as long as clean should be fine. There is no medicine to get rid of them. Hope this helps ...Read more

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I need help please. I am the lucky new host for bird mites. House is being treated buy I cant seem to kill them on body, Please help! ?

I need help please. I am the lucky new host for bird mites. House is being treated buy I cant seem to kill them on body, Please help! ?

Bird mites...: ...should leave you alone once the house is cleared of them. If they don't, try Elimite (permethrin) which we use to rid people of scabies which are also mites but much more invasive toward people. ...Read more

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We have discovered a major infestation of fluke worms, bird mites (D. Gallinae), & spider mites in our home, our pet, and our bodies. What can we do?

Bird mites: I would ask your Dr. There and your vet. So who has the flukes? I you then see your Dr. Soon. Which kind of flukes. Tell both your Dr and your vet and ask their advice. ...Read more

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Can bird mites cause diseases in humans?

Bird Mites: No bird mites (ornithonyssus sylviarum, dermanyssus gallinae) don't normally transmit diseases to humans but can be in a real pain in the butt (& elsewhere) take care. ...Read more

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Can ivermectin treat humans with bird mites?

You are asking about: A very complex & difficult problem. Please read this article: http://www. Birdmites. Org/strategies. Html. It will tell you a number of approaches to treating bird mites on humans but as for treating them on your body, you will need eradicate them in your area (a difficult process). ...Read more

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How contagious is the bird flu?

How contagious is the bird flu?

Very contagious: In its initial form 3 to 7 days before the symptoms occurred & durin g the active phase will pass to others. ...Read more

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What can you do to tell the difference between bird mites and bedbugs?

Bird mite vs bedbug: A bird mite bite may not cause a lesion or it may be very tiny & cause the feeling that something is crawling on the skin as well as severe itching. They tend to heal slowly. 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 tell-. ...Read more

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Can bird mites live on and bite humans for a period of time? Can they jump from person to person.

Maybe: Bird mite ascariasis is more common than suspected and they will feed on humans when bird hosts are not available. They thearotically can infest other people by direct contact. They are very tiny and infestations are hard to eradicate. Bites are characteristically like 1/4 th inch target lesion. For more info see www. Birdmites. Org ...Read more

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Can bird mites stay on human skin a period of time even if away from the infested area? Can you see them crawling on the skin?

Can bird mites stay on human skin a period of time even if away from the infested area? Can you see them crawling on the skin?

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 draw blood from humans. They wash off easily. ...Read more

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Have a rash on the inside of my arm, could it be bird mites that cause this?

Have a rash on the inside of my arm, could it be bird mites that cause this?

Unfortunately it is: Pretty much impossible to diagnose a rash over the internet since we can not see it. In addition without knowing your health and social history regarding bird exposure we cannot comment on the possibility for your concern. The answer is, sure it could be bird mites causing your rash but it could also be about fifty other things. Make an appointment with a health care provider for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have heart disease diabetes and hypertension and I have bird mites I am trying home remedies but still infested do I need to see a doctor?

I have heart disease diabetes and hypertension and I have bird mites I am trying home remedies but still infested do I need to see a doctor?

Skin lesion: Not sure from your question what kind of lesion you have. Is it really bird mite infestation? . If some thing not getting better with your home remedies needs preofessional help. ...Read more

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Mee and my gf had unprotected sex and this was 4 days agoo she sai she mite be... Could she start feeling it now? And how likey s it

Is she pregnant: This will all depend on when her last menstrual period was, if it was of normal length and on time and where she is in her cycle. She is only fertile a few days a month.

It seems very early for her symptoms to be about pregnancy. ...Read more

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My S/O family member is being treated for scabies, she has no symtoms but being treated. Is she contagious even if she has no lesions? Stay away?

My S/O family member is being treated for scabies, she has no symtoms but being treated. Is she contagious even if she has no lesions? Stay away?

Relax: Even if the person you love is crawling with scabies, that's no reason not to snuggle up and be happy together. You can both be treated at the same time. Congratulations on your relationship and best wishes to you both. ...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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What’s the best treatment for scabies mites?

What’s the best treatment for scabies mites?

3step Multi-approach: Scabies is a common skin infection and it's spread by direct contact with the scabies germ. #1the best treatment is prevention of contact when possible. #2however, once infection has occurred, the next step is to treat with one of several scabicide (scabies-killing) creams as per provided instructions. #3treatment's not complete however until exposed clothing, bedding etc. Have been cleaned, too. ...Read more

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Can a smile be contagious?

Can a smile be contagious?

You bet ya'!: "A warm smile is the universal language of kindness." William Arthur Ward ...Read more

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Ismono contagious and for how long?

Ismono contagious and for how long?

Absolutely: The epstein-barr virus can be spread by a person does not appear sick. People who have an epstein-barr virus infection continue to carry the virus in their saliva and can spread it to others throughout their lifetimes. Avoiding contact with another person's saliva by not sharing drinking glasses or toothbrushes is still a good general disease prevention measure, but most adults will acquire this. ...Read more

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How to tell if child isn't contagious from HFM?

How to tell if child isn't contagious from HFM?

HFM: People with HFM are most contagious within the first week of illness. However, they can continue to be contagious for days to even weeks after symptoms resolve. Utilizing scrupulous hand washing and other hygiene interventions to prevent spread to minimize chance of viral spread. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: contagious?

What is the definition or description of: contagious?

Contagious means: One is able to transmit an infection to another by one route or another. ...Read more

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What could this progressive coughing fit be? Is it contagious?

What could this progressive coughing fit be? Is it contagious?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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What are some examples of highly contagious diseases that are lethal?

What are some examples of highly contagious diseases that are lethal?

Smallpox: Smallpox is the most famous example. Measles is the most contagious disease and was deadly to the American Indians because it was new to them. Ebola has a high fatality rate but isn't super-catching. Pneumonia plague is very deadly but tends to vanish except during epidemics of ordinary plague. HIV untreated is deadly but is quite hard to catch. ...Read more

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What can be done for mites?

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 that can be purchased for use on your bed. Google mission:allergy. ...Read more

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Is leukemia ever contagious?

Is leukemia ever contagious?

No: In humans we have not demonstrated contagiousness in the usual sense of the term. In other animal species we are aware of several types of leukemia that are transmitted by specific leukemia viruses- usually species specific. ...Read more

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Can pemphigus be contagious?

Can pemphigus be contagious?

Pemphigus: Pemphigus is an autoimmune disease and is not contagious. Autoimmune diseases may run in families so it could be possible for 2 members of the same family to develop the same problem. ...Read more

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Can gastritis be contagious?

Can gastritis be contagious?

Yes: If it is caused by the bacteria h pylori and you share food, it can be passed from one family member to another. ...Read more

Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more