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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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I use headphones that cover the ear completely and was wondering if they can get dust mite problems as I have a allergy to dust mitesthanks?

I use headphones that cover the ear completely and was wondering if they can get dust mite problems as I have a allergy to dust mitesthanks?

No: The ear canals are not the site dust mite favors. Their favorite dwelling place is your bed (mattress, pillow, box spring, and even comforter). I hope you have mite-proof encasings on the above items but don't expect miracles even if you have the covers on these items. ...Read more

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Ear mites it says NO but what else could be living in my ear, i feels like it is stuck or attached when i try to get out also darker ear wax ?

Ear mites it says NO  but what else could be living in my ear, i feels like it is stuck or attached when i try to get out also darker ear wax ?

Ear lavage: Make an appointment to have your ears flushed out ( lavaged)- this is a common misconception-clumps of wax can feel like something foreign in your ear. ...Read more

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What r the syptoms of ear mites in a person ?

What r the syptoms of ear mites in a person
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ITCHING: It is very rare to have mites in ear in human, but it is reported. Most common symptoms is itching and can be associated with hearing issue. ear mite is most common disease in cats. But if you have concern need to be seen by a MD and ear canal exam ...Read more

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Danger of dust mites in eyes and ears?

Danger of dust mites in eyes and ears?

Dust mite allergies: These can cause numerous symptoms including itchy eyes, ear congestion secondary to nose congestion, with subsequent ear fluid in the middle ear. Consult an allergist, they can go over things in details. ...Read more

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I have dust mite allergies and my right ear goes almost deaf is something swelling up or is it fluid buildup also it tends to happen after headphones?

I have dust mite allergies and my right ear goes almost deaf is something swelling up or is it fluid buildup also it tends to happen after headphones?

Not from mites: House dust mite allergy may cause nasal congestion and inner ear issue but would not be linked to headphones. Get your ears checked to make sure that earwax is not the issue. I suspect that you have dry earwax which swells up from the sweating after wearing headphone. Let me know if my hunch is right. ...Read more

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I have ear mites that I got rid of from my right ear and then they migrated to left ear and genitals and rear end. What is kwell? What is treatment?

Kwell (lindane): Lindane is a pharmaceutical treatment for lice and scabies. This medication should be prescribed by a health care provider and it needs to be used correctly to avoid any adverse or serious side effects. Get an exam and treatment with proper medication, instructions will follow. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How to get parasites out of human ears?

How to get parasites out of human ears?

Parasites: Occasionally ascaris lumbricoides will come out of ears after climbing up from the GI tract and perforating the eardrum. Are not many other parasites seen in the ear. Most ear parasites are not really classified as parasites at all, meaning they don't meet all the requirements of the genus. ...Read more

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