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Bird Mites Contagious
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
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
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! ?
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
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
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
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
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
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
I believe my office is infested with bird mites, one of my cowoarker had to go urgently to dr. With a huge blackish/ purple extremly swolen ankle.?
Swollen Joints: It could be traumatic injury. Contact your office manager to figure it out. ...Read more
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?
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?
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
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
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
Contagious means: One is able to transmit an infection to another by one route or another. ...Read more
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
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