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I don't know what type of bug bite I got.I have been bitten by mosquitos and spiders. This bite looks like neither & too small to b mites. What is it?

I don't know what type of bug bite I got.I have been bitten by mosquitos and spiders. This bite looks like neither & too small to b mites. What is it?

Nee A Microscope??: Sounds like it might be the South African Yellow Hugumatuba Dipping Darter Mite.But then it could also be the Red-Bellied Detrusor Stinging Sage Darter Ant. Depends on where you live,where you were exposed, part of body bitten, time of day bitten, any associated symptoms,what the surrounding skin looks like and whether you've rolled around in stinging nettles lately.In other words:more info needed ...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 to do if I have spider mites on my venus fly trap!!!?

Treat the plant: As a medical doctor, I am not qualified to recommend a specific removal method for mites from your plants. However, getting rid of them would be good as they often damage or kill the plant they are living on. ...Read more

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Can bird mites cause diseases in humans ?

Bird Mites: No bird mites (ornithonyssus sylviarum, dermanyssus gallinae) don't normally transmit diseases to humans but can be in a real pain in the butt (& elsewhere) take care. ...Read more

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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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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?

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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How do I treat a dust mite bite?

How do I treat a dust mite bite?

Not biting: Dust mites and their feces are a common trigger of allergic reactions such as allergic rhinitis and triggering asthma. Dust mites do not bite, so no need to worry about that. ...Read more

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Been dealing with bites from beginning of the year and discovered bb in my home but my bites do not look like bb bites they look like dust mites bite?

Bed bugs: These can be difficult to get rid of. You need to consult with a professional to have your house made free of these. Dust mites do not bite. ...Read more

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Could we have bug bites or dust mites?

Could we have bug bites or dust mites?

Different symptoms: While bug bites can lead to a rash, dust mites (and their fecal pellets) trigger asthma and allergic rhinitis especially at night. Dust mites can trigger eczema in some. For more information on dust mites go to my blog at: http://www.Familyallergyasthmacare.Com/2012/11/dust-mites-just-the-facts/. ...Read more

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