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Can Chiggers Live In Your Home
'chiggers' is an itchy rash casue by the bite of an immature (larval) stage of a mite. The mite secrets chemicals which trigger an intense itchy reaction from humans. The larvae do not burrow under skin but rather secret chemicals to help digest skin. The mites are found in tall grass at the edges of forests. Wear long clothing & use ...Read more
Black mold hype: This mania about "black mold" is unwarranted. Many molds are dark or blackish in color and are ubiquitous in damp climates. Molds can cause respiratory allergy symptoms and very occasionally actual infection in mostly immunocomprimised individuals. The tv hype was just that- hype. They are not the cause of every symptom from a to z. ...Read more
Does saltwater kill scabies mites, when they aren't in the skin? for example if they are in a wetsuit?
Mites do not "like" salt water and in fact salt water baths are used to treat scabies!!!! I would, however, note that wet suits should be CLEANED with antibacterial , antiseptic , agents if they are going to be "shared"...If you use a wet suit regularly you should own your own!! My opinion only!
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Tips: Keep roof gutters clean from debris. Don’t allow standing water – empty kiddy pools & change water in birdbaths regularly. Many outdoor items can be purchased that have been pre-treated with permethrin. Use bed netting when sleeping. Spray the walls of the home with insecticide. Wear long pants & long sleeved shirts from dusk to dawn. Use Permethrin spray on clothing and mosquito netting. ...Read more
Yes, depending: Many people are able to live in their own home with the help of a caregiver at 70 and sometimes well beyond. This depends on the status of a person's overall medical health. Some caregiver assistance may be covered by medicare and supplemental insurance. There are many agencies in the business of helping people stay in their own homes as long as possible. ...Read more
Know who to call: Post emergency phone numbers by every phone in your home, and add them to your cell phone. Make sure driveway entrances and your house's street number are clearly marked. ...Read more
Quickly: Because children are in close contact with each other during play and other activities lice can spread pretty quickly through a classroom or school. In addition, child tend to share personal items such as hats, headbands, etc. The key is to check you child's head frequently if you are notified from the school that lice is "going around". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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