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Doctor insights on: Can Chiggers Live In Your Home

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Can fleas live in the skin?

Can fleas live in the skin?

Fleas are built: to live on furry bodies. It is difficult for them to hide and hang on to our relatively bare skin. So although fleas will bite humans, they don't usually live on them. ...Read more

Chiggers (Definition)

'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


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What can black mold spores in your house do to your health over a period of time?

What can black mold spores in your house do to your health over a period of time?

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

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How to remove ringworm in your home?

How to remove ringworm in your home?

Disenfect/ clean/ tx: You will need to wash or disinfect things like brushes, combs, towels, pillow cases, sheets, teddy bears, blankets & clothes worn while infected. Treat all infected members. If your furry pets have bald spots they may also need treatment. ...Read more

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Can yeast infection live in your clothes?

Can yeast infection live in your clothes?

Yeast and Clothing: Crotch yeast flourish in non-cotton, tight, or dirty clothes that trap heat and moisture. ...Read more

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Can sperm live in your mouth?

Can sperm live in your mouth?

Oral Sex: For a brief time, yes. Why? I cannot for the life of me figure out why you would ask this question. ...Read more

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Does saltwater kill scabies mites, when they aren't in the skin? for example if they are in a wetsuit?

Does saltwater kill scabies mites, when they aren't in the skin? for example if they are in a wetsuit?

YES: 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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Which measures can someone take if they were to go to live in a malaria risk area?

Which measures can someone take if they were to go to live in a malaria risk area?

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

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Would I be able to get a caregiver and live in my own home with medicare at 70?

Would I be able to get a caregiver and live in my own home with medicare at 70?

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

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Can fleas live in your ears and nose?

Can fleas live in your ears and nose?

Not likely: I have not seen any case of it. I don't think it's possible for fleas to survive in the area that you asked. ...Read more

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What can you use for flea bites in your vagina?

What can you use for flea bites in your vagina?

Fleas don't : Preferentially go for the vagina. Encourage you to see your gynecologist to find out what hte cause of your lesions is. ...Read more

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Can amoebas get in your urethra?

Can amoebas get in your urethra?

Potentially: Possibly, but you shouldn't be putting your penis in any place that there could be ameobas. ...Read more

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How can I prepare if I live in a wildfire hazard area?

How can I prepare if I live in a wildfire hazard area?

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

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How do u find reasons to live in such a cold crewl place?

How do u find reasons to live in such a cold crewl place?

Education: With a good education, one can make decisions based on a strong foundation. Well based decisions can change ones direction, location and state of mind. Seek a good education base....Then question why and explore the possibilities. ...Read more

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Why can't a person use oxygen if they live in a basement apartment with furnace in it?

Why can't a person use oxygen if they live in a basement apartment with furnace in it?

Basement: This is because the furnace has an active flame - oxygen will enhance this if it leaks out in high concentrations. You could potentially have a fire issue. ...Read more

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How quickly can lice spread from one child to the next in school?

How quickly can lice spread from one child to the next in school?

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 more

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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

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How long do sperms live on the skin? can they live under nails? And If they are dried can they come back to life?

How long do sperms live on the skin? can they live under nails? And If they are dried can they come back to life?

See remark: It is hard to predict,usually sperm cant survive on dry surface for long...and can't live long under nails. Once they are dry,they are DEAD for good ...Read more

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Are crusted scabies able to live outside the body: in a room where the effected person sleeps?

Are crusted scabies able to live outside the body: in a room where the effected person sleeps?

Yes: Scabies mites can survive outside the human body for between 24 and 36 hours. You can become infected by coming into contact with contaminated clothes, or bed linens during this time frame. ...Read more