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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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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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Could eye secretions be symptoms of home dust mite allergy?

Could eye secretions be symptoms of home dust mite allergy?

Possible: Dust mite allergy can cause a variety of allergy symptoms including allergic conjunctivitis, allergic rhinitis and asthma. The symptoms of ac can include red, watery itchy eyes. ...Read more

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Wake up with stuffed nose, mucus in the back of my throat, bloodshot eyes. I bought an air purifier which isn't helping. Is this a dust mite allergy?

Wake up with stuffed nose, mucus in the back of my throat, bloodshot eyes. I bought an air purifier which isn't helping. Is this a dust mite allergy?

See the allergist: Your symptoms are suggestive of an allergy, and this time of the year, dust mites rule as the #1 allergen causing trouble indoors with pet allergies. See an allergist and get tested and find your answers and treatment. ...Read more

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Is saw dust in the eye dangerous?

Is saw dust in the eye dangerous?

Usually not: Sawdust commonly enters the eyes of those working with wood and near those working with wood. With each blink, most exits. Most saw dust is inert and will not be toxic in itself. The major harm would be for instance if someone is drilling in wood, creating sawdust of course, but hitting a piece of metal which flies into the eye. ...Read more

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Water blasted me in the eye full force. Its irritated as if it was scratched by grit or dust. Should I have an eye exam to see if I damaged it?

Water blasted me in the eye full force. Its irritated as if it was scratched by grit or dust. Should I have an eye exam to see if I damaged it?

Yes: If you have scratched your cornea then it may lead to infection, if you leave it untreated. It's important to see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I have a very small painless lump on my hand you can only feel it, it's not visible to the eye, and I've had it for roughly 2-3months?

I have a very small painless lump on my hand you can only feel it, it's not visible to the eye, and I've had it for roughly 2-3months?

Depending on where: It is on your hand, and size can determine what it could be. Is it on the back or your hand, or palm? Is it tiny or is it large? When do you notice it? Is it by the wrist? Each factor can help determine what it can be. The fact that it's painless is great, and talk with your PCP about it. It can easily be imaged to view what's there if it's large enough. Start there, and don't worry! ...Read more

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My son has very fast twitching visible to the eye just below his sternum. It's not painful at all and lasts 10-15 minutes about 4 times per day?

My son has very fast twitching visible to the eye just below his sternum. It's not painful at all and lasts 10-15 minutes about 4 times per day?

Twitching!: Not sure what below the sternum means (this is the center of your chest). Sounds like the eyelids are fluttering or "twitching", this is usually caused from stress or dry eyes. Try artificial tears and something to decrease his stress. ...Read more

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I recently gave my boyfriend oral sex and I felt a rash on his penis however it was not visible to the eye. What could that be? I recently gave my boyfriend oral sex and I felt a rash on his penis however it was not visible to the eye. What could that be?

I recently gave my boyfriend oral sex and I felt a rash on his penis however it was not visible to the eye. What could that be? I recently gave my boyfriend oral sex and I felt a rash on his penis however it was not visible to the eye. What could that be?

There : There are different possibilities. Herpes or genital warts could cause a rash you could feel. Please be seen and have testing if you have any symptoms at all. You should also ask him about his rash as he may need treatment as well. If you have any lesions, pain, discharge, fever, or vomiting, you would need to be seen immediately. ...Read more

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I have a painful lump under skin on bicep/ elbow. Hard lump not visible to the eye. Sends pain down arm?

I have a painful lump under skin on bicep/ elbow. Hard lump not visible to the eye. Sends pain down arm?

Varies: There are a number of possibilities; from an enlarged lymph node, to a growth of a tumor or an infectious process among other possibilities. If it is red, painful, enlarging you should probably be seen immediately. If it is not, you could potentially moniter it and if it does not resolve over 4 weeks be seen. It is hard to say more without a direct examination. ...Read more

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I have plantar fasciitis and when I roll my heel with a golf ball I feel bumps/knots? Nothing visible to the eye, only when rolling. What are these?

I have plantar fasciitis and when I roll my heel with a golf ball I feel bumps/knots? Nothing visible to the eye, only when rolling. What are these?

Plantar fasciitis : Plantar fascia is the flat band of tissue (ligament) that connects your heel bone to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot. If you strain your plantar fascia, it gets weak, swollen, irritated, inflamed. You are feeling that swollen, inflamed ligament. ...Read more

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I have a small hard lump on right side forehead bout an inch below hairline and not visible to the eye it does not move and its tender if touched and you can feel your heartbeat coming through it also skin moves freely over and no recent trauma?

I have a small hard lump on right side forehead bout an inch below hairline and not visible to the eye it does not move and its tender if touched and you can feel your heartbeat coming through it also skin moves freely over and no recent trauma?

Forehead Lump: Tough to say what that may be "over the computer" without examining it. The fact that you can feel your heart beat would point towards it being vascular in nature, but as stated, you would be best served by seeing a Doctor to get an official evaluation, so a definitive diagnosis can be made and any treatment would follow. Good Luck to you. ...Read more

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I have a small hard lymph node next to my tragus, it's not visible to the eye but I can feel it if I press it. I have an ear infection?

I have a small hard lymph node next to my tragus, it's not visible to the eye but I can feel it if I press it. I have an ear infection?

Lymph node: Preauricular lymph nodes, just in front of the ear, are normal. A lymph node that is smaller than a pea, nontender and slightly movable, is likely just doing its job. ...Read more

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I noticed a lump on my lower back, right on the left side of one of my vertebraes. It's visible to the eye and I can feel it with the hand. Not tender?

I noticed a lump on my lower back, right on the left side of one of my vertebraes. It's visible to the eye and I can feel it with the hand. Not tender?

Lump: Please make an appointment to see your Primary doctor about this. "Not tender" may still need to be examined by your doctor and also get xrays.

Hope all goes well — please keep me posted. ...Read more

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Can you get syphillis/gential herpes or any other types of STI's if you finger a women's vagina. The scenario is there no finger cot but finger is clean with no infection. What if the vagina has a sore that is not visible to the eye.?

Can you get syphillis/gential herpes or any other types of STI's if you finger a women's vagina. The scenario is there no finger cot but finger is clean with no infection. What if the vagina has a sore that is not visible to the eye.?

Rare But: Possible. Very small chance. Higher risk if you have open cuts or sores on your fingers or you have a compromised immune system. There is a condition called Herpetic Whitlow that was common in dentists before we all wore gloves so it is possible but still very unlikely. ...Read more

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Arter a mole is removed, will it ever grow back or develop cancer that's not visible for the eye?

Arter a mole is removed, will it ever grow back or develop cancer that's not visible for the eye?

Possible: Possible but unlikely if it was completely removed and was totally benign. If not totally benign, requires close monitoring. ...Read more

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I have a hard round ~1 cm lump under the skin(not visible for the eye) on my thigh. Discovered it a week ago and it havn't grown. Should I be worried?

I have a hard round ~1 cm lump under the skin(not visible for the eye) on my thigh. Discovered it a week ago and it havn't grown. Should I be worried?

Cyst: There may be a variety of cysts and fat masses(lipomas) one can feel under the skin. These are generally benign and only need to be watched for any change over time. A simple way would be to get it checked by your physician or an urgent care center. Good luck ...Read more

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I had migraine over a week ago. Pain in my left eye has persisted. It is a mild ache behind the eye, no visible symptoms but hurts to look up/down?

I had migraine over a week ago. Pain in my left eye has persisted. It is a mild ache behind the eye, no visible symptoms but hurts to look up/down?

See an eye doc: You need to consult an ophthalmologist.
If you have pain with eye movement it could be inflammatory source. Migraine in the eye has more of visual symptom that only last 15-20 minutes. ...Read more

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My daughter white part of the eye isn't white like other people her eye is kind of pink, red vein is visible and a bit of grey. Is this cause by laptop.

My daughter white part of the eye isn't white like other people her eye is kind of pink, red vein is visible and a bit of grey. Is this cause by laptop.

Probably not: There is great variability to the "white" porion of the eyes surface. Some people have thinner sclera resulting in a grey or bluish color. Some people have prominent blood vessel that cause the sy=urface to look red-- this is normal. Other causes can be allergic or dryness. Sometimes prolonged computer use can cause the eye surface to dry out due to decreased blinking. Artificial tear supple. ...Read more

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Small lump in front of my ear. Not so visible and hurts occasionally. Its near the nerve associated with the eye I think. What is this? I'm very scare

Small lump in front of my ear. Not so visible and hurts occasionally. Its near the nerve associated with the eye I think. What is this? I'm very scare

Get it checked: We can not tell you what it could be without more detailed history and Ohysical Exam. Since you are concerned and worried have it checked by your Family Doctor asap so that a diagnosis is established and if any treatment is needed it can be done ...Read more

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I have a swollen lymph node on groin. It's been there for a year but now (visible) the lump now tho isn't noticible to the eye but is now purple?

I have a swollen lymph node on groin. It's been there for a year but now (visible) the lump now tho isn't noticible to the eye but is now purple?

It may not be: This abnormality requires a physical exam, not an internet diagnosis. You should see a practitioner who can both see and touch this abnormality and order appropriate radiographic, laboratory and biopsy work up. ...Read more

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If dark circles are apparent from think skin, visible blood vessels & muscles underneath the eye, are fine lines related? Dark circles vs hyperpig.?

Partially: As you mention, dark circles are due to the thin skin and appearance of the blood vessels but the thin skin itself has a tendency to wrinkle more due to aging process and like an empty baloon that looks darker than an inflated one, the wrinkled skin looks darker than when its stretched. In some, the hyperpigmented skin is the problem and that has different solution. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have a half a cm smal node in the lower posterior triangle infront trapezius after a soar throat? Not visibile to the eye in any position?

Is it ok to have a half a cm smal node in the lower posterior triangle infront trapezius after a soar throat? Not visibile to the eye in any position?

Yes: I would say so, it is not uncommon the have swollen lymph nodes during a viral or bacterial infection. Certainly it should resolve quickly as you otherwise begin to feel better and if it persists I would definitely be seen. ...Read more

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