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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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Will straight bleach kill mites?

Yes, but..: Bleach can kill mites but please don't put straight bleach on your skin. ...Read more

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Is there a natural way to kill biting mites on someone skin and house (not dust mites)?

Is there a natural way to kill biting mites on someone skin and house (not dust mites)?

Skin: There are many types of mites, knowing the type can be helpful. In general, select showering over bath to remove them. If you bathe you can add epsom or sea salt (as hot water alone usually doesn't kill them). Use of a loofah will help to remove them from skin. Coal tar can reduce itch. Menthol can help keep them off skin. Clean shower or spray w dilute bleach after use. ...Read more

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Are bird mites contagious and can they live on human host? Is there a cream to use to kill them off your body?

Are bird mites contagious and can they live on human host? Is there a cream to use to kill them off your body?

Not usually: However they can cause an intensely itching rash. They don't stay in your body however. Depending on the extent of the skin rash, topical cortisone cream or oral steroid may be required to calm the rash down. ...Read more

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Will rubbing alcohol made of ethanol kill scabies mites around the house?

Unlikely: Scabies mites do not survive more than 2-3 days away from human skin. Items such as bedding, clothing, and towels used by a person with scabies can be decontaminated by machine-washing in hot water and drying using the hot cycle or by dry-cleaning. Items that cannot be washed or dry-cleaned can be decontaminated by removing from any body contact for at least 72 hours. ...Read more

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Does saltwater kill scabies mites, when they aren't in the skin? For example if they are in a wetsuit?

Does saltwater kill scabies mites, when they aren't in the skin? For example if they are in a wetsuit?

YES: Mites do not "like" salt water and in fact salt water baths are used to treat scabies!!!! I would, however, note that wet suits should be CLEANED with antibacterial, antiseptic, agents if they are going to be "shared"...If you use a wet suit regularly you should own your own!! My opinion only!
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I have a question about scabies. Regardless of the effect to me/my skin and what I "should" do, will hot/boiling water kill the mites at all?

I have a question about scabies. Regardless of the effect to me/my skin and what I "should" do, will hot/boiling water kill the mites at all?

Easier way than that: You may not have scabies. It would be prudent to see a doctor for a proper diagnosis. There are topical as well oral medications that are far safer than trying to scald yourself with boiling water. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat 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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We have been treated for scabies. Will Lysol kill the mites on hard surfaces? Also, once treated, how long do we need to change our bed linens daily?

We have been treated for scabies. Will Lysol kill the mites on hard surfaces? Also, once treated, how long do we need to change our bed linens daily?

Lysol not effective: Scabies is a tough condition to treat since it infects close contacts with varying symptoms and tends to recur from decontamination of untreated people or fomites (infected house hold items). For this reason, simultaneous treatment of all potentially infected personnel is recommended, along with laundering of linen, clothing and towels etc in hot water cycle with each treatment cycle. ...Read more

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Can u soak in a diluted bleach bath and kill scabies mites in your skin?

Can u soak in a diluted bleach bath and kill scabies mites in your skin?

No. Use Elimite (permethrin).: No, Elimite (permethrin) (Topical Permethrin) is generally used to treat scabies. It requires a prescription. Generally ALL household members should be treated simultaneously even if only one (or some) are itchy. Otherwise the treated individual is likely to become reinfected by the other individuals in the home who are infected but not yet itchy/symptomatic. ...Read more

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Is my baby’s bed really full of dust mites and if so what can I do about that?

Yes it is...: ...And if it ain't broke, don't fix it - if she is not suffering from respiratory allergies or asthma, there is no reason to go on a mite-hunting expedition. ...Read more

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Hi, as I take warfarin500 and a.S.A bleeding in my peryod is killing me, its totally unbearabl...Is there any possible way to reduce it? Thanks indee.

Hi, as I take warfarin500 and a.S.A bleeding in my peryod is killing me, its totally unbearabl...Is there any possible way to reduce it? Thanks indee.

Options: There are many options for heavy bleeding even when caused by medications that are known to cause worsening of the menstrual cycles. If you are done having kids you may consider an endometrial ablation. A Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud could be a great option for you. Discuss with your obgyn. ...Read more

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Motor vehicle accidents kill how many in the u.S. Each year? How does that compare with the u.K. Or canada?

Motor vehicle accidents kill how many in the u.S. Each year? How does that compare with the u.K. Or canada?

DeathsAUTO UK, US, CA: From 1999 to 2008 2538 people died every year due to road accidents, in canada approx 2800 to 2900 people are killed every year due to road accidents and in us approx 4000 people die due to road accidents every year according to available figures. ...Read more

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Mee and my gf had unprotected sex and this was 4 days agoo she sai she mite be... Could she start feeling it now? And how likey s it

Is she pregnant: This will all depend on when her last menstrual period was, if it was of normal length and on time and where she is in her cycle. She is only fertile a few days a month. It seems very early for her symptoms to be about pregnancy. ...Read more

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Could overdose kill me?

Could overdose kill me?

Yes: If you are thinking of harming yourself, or if dying seems like a good thing, then your mind is playing a cruel trick on you. You need to talk with your physician or someone else who can help. If you feel you will lose control, call 911. Be strong. Life is worth living. Trust us on this. ...Read more

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Can palatial toris kill you? .

Can palatial toris kill you? .

No: Tori or torus can be single or multiple. They are usually small 1/2-3/4 inch bony growths in the palate. Moree common in females, young age, native americans, asians, inuit eskimos. Surgery is curative if they are painful or interfere with eating/drinking. There have been no major complications reported after surgery. If left alone, they may resorb as you get older. ...Read more

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Because I want to kill my self?

Because I want to kill my self?

Please get help: If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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3 milligrams won't kill me right?

Please repost: One tiny little problem with your question: You don't actually specify, 3 mg of what. That does present a problem. ...Read more

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I always feel like killing myself?

I always feel like killing myself?

See doctor: You should not be alone. I recommend you see a priest, rabbi, pastor today/now (does not cost you anyhting). I recommend you see a doctor as well, and a psychologist as soon as possible. I suggest you talk to a friend or relative about this who can be aware of this today. If you think you will hurt yourself then go to er now. ...Read more

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Could overdosing on drugs kill you?

Could overdosing on drugs kill you?

Yes: Overdosing on some medications and illicit drugs can be lethal. ...Read more

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