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Skin susceptible to bites from small insects and dust mites?

Skin susceptible to bites from small insects and dust mites?

Need more info: Your scent or pheromones may be attracting the uninvited pests. Avoid all perfumes or any product you use on your skin. Another cause may be from some food that you eat. The best way to be sure of the cause is to see an allergist who can test you & try to track down the cause of why you are susceptible to these bites. ...Read more

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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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What does mite bites look like?

What does mite bites look like?

Body mites: Mites, or scabies, are microscopic organisms that get under the skin. They cause small raised bumps mostly in the skin folds of the arms and legs and aroung the waist. They often show up on the hands between the fingers. They are itchy and may be worse at night. There really is not any good treatment otc. Should get seen by a doctor to know for sure. Many skin conditions can look similar. ...Read more

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How do you treat demodex mites on humans?

How do you treat demodex mites on humans?

Demodex mites: These are usually treated with topical antifungals. It is unclear if these mites are involved in causing skin conditions like rosacea or if they are innocent bystanders. ...Read more

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What kind of scabies mites live on pets ? And what kind lives on human ? Can a pet be infested with the human mites ?

Mite Type: Dogs can develop canine scabies caused by sarcoptes scabiei canis. People can be infected by sarcoptes scabiei hominis. Scabies infestations in wild animals ; other domestic animals come from different sarcoptes scabiei subspecies. To the best of my understanding mites of one subspecies will die fairly quickly when they attach to a different type of animal. ...Read more

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What do dust mite bites look like?

What do dust mite bites look like?

Dust mites: Although dust mites eat remnant of human skin they do not eat humans and do not consequently leave marks. Are you thinking bed bugs which leave blood red spots on skin and frequently blood spots on sheets. ...Read more

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Horrible microscopic mites in eyes, skin, scalp with unseen crawling and bites. Help!

Fomication: See your primary care doctor. It is likely there are no bugs and you are experiencing a sensation as a drug or psychological effect. ...Read more

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