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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 is the best treatment for wood mites bites?

What is the best treatment for wood mites bites?

Trombiculidae: Itching can be helped with topical corticosteroids and antihistamines as well as hot showers or baths. In cases of severe dermatitis or secondary infection with chigger bites, a doctor should be consulted. Some apply petroleum jelly or painting nail polish over the chigger bite under the false belief that the nail polish will suffocate the chiggers under the skin, but it does not work that way. ...Read more

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What’s the best treatment for scabies mites?

What’s the best treatment for scabies mites?

5% permethrin cream: This cream is available by prescription and can be used in children as young as 2 months. The cream should be massaged into the skin from scalp to legs and left on overnight, rinsed off in the morning. All household contacts should be treated. Then wash all your clothing and bedding in hot water. You may need to repeat the cream in 1 week if itching persists. ...Read more

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If I have scabies, can my dog spread the mites throughout my house? I'm in treatment but don't want my dog to spread the mites.

If I have scabies, can my dog spread the mites throughout my house? I'm in treatment but don't want my dog to spread the mites.

Yes- have it checked: Scabies can be spread on objects such as articles of clothing or bedsheets- therefore, these mites can be potentially spread on the coat of your dog. Have your dog checked out by a veterinarian and if need be, have your dog treated. ...Read more

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What is the best dust mite allergy treatment?

Combination: Use dust mite covers on pillows and mattresses, hypoallergenic pillows, latex mattress, use a hepa vacuum cleaner, vapor steam cleaner, try a quality air purifier, dehumidifier, good filters for the furnace & anti-allergen carpet cleaner (best not to have carpeting). 0h - were you asking about med tx - talk to your allergist about desensitization shots. ...Read more

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Is demotex mites for real..I went for scalp treatment n they say I have it n nees to do every week scalp treatment. Not sure how true is this?

Demodex mites: Demodex is a genus of tiny parasitic mites that live in or near hair follicles of mammals. Two living on humans have been identified; demodex folliculorum and demodex brevis, often called eyelash mites. Infestation with demodex is common, usually doesn't cause any symptoms, although occasionally secondary infection can occur. Suggest ignore them. ...Read more

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What is remedy for house dust mite allergy?

What is remedy for house dust mite allergy?

Lots of options: Avoidance helps, which can be achieved somewhat by washing sheets/bedding on super-hot water (130 f) once per week and encasing the mattresses and pillows with dust mite covers that are impermeable to dust mites. Medications may relieve symptoms, and these medications usually include over the counter antihistamines and prescription nasal sprays. Allergy shots can cure this type of allergy. ...Read more

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I have demodex mites burrowing into my scalp. It hurts so bad and it's consuming me. I need a natural remedy. I think my scalp is infected.

No need for remedy: We all have demodex mite in the skin of our face and scalp. That is very unlikely to cause you any problems. Just shampoo your scalp, at least 3-4 times/week. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I have demodex mites burrowing into my scalp. I need a natural remedy. I think my scalp is infected. How do i make them not burrow and go away?

I have demodex mites burrowing into my scalp.  I need a natural remedy. I think my scalp is infected. How do i make them not burrow and go away?

Get a diagnosis: Demodex is found in nearly everyone, it is normally present in the scalp and does not cause problems in most people, so usually no treatment is required. Demodex could play a role in aggravating certain skin conditions such as Rosacea, and chronic blepharitis. If you have a skin problem, see a doctor to get it diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Mite Burrows (Definition)

Visible mite burrows are a sign of scabies. Scabies is an easily spread skin disease caused by a very ...Read more