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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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Ive took a pain killer n 2 bc the pain is in my neck chin ear n head my vision is kinda blury and my head feels weird n throbbing im scared i mite dy?

Ive took a pain killer n 2 bc the pain is in my neck chin ear n head my vision is kinda blury and my head feels weird n throbbing im scared i mite dy?

Call your PCP: your symptoms are not typical especially if this is the first time you have had them. It is also possible that the painkiller isn't effective for your symptoms. I don't think you need to worry about dying; I do think you should call your PCP ASAP and see what she or he recommends. ...Read more

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I cuddled my new puppy for 2 days, then figured out she has ear mites after a doctor visit. I have become very itchy and my ear is itchy as well, and ?

I cuddled my new puppy for 2 days, then figured out she has ear mites after a doctor visit. I have become very itchy and my ear is itchy as well, and ?

Canine mites: Studies reveal that the answer to this question is “yes” — but transmission of ear mites from canines to humans is very rare. Most often, the mites are passed from pet to pet. People who are in close contact with infected animals may acquire ear mites, but in these cases, the mites will most likely get on your arm and start biting rather than travel into your ear. . ...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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