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Doctor insights on: Mite Bites

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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

Insect Bites (Definition)

Insect bites are from mosquitos, spiders, flies, ticks, and other species that use their mandibles (jaws) to attach to a person or other animal. They can then suck blood out of their "prey" and leave saliva proteins that cause itching and swelling. Other insect species, like bees, yellow jackets, wasps, hornets and fire ants actually inject venom into their prey and can not only cause localized pain and swelling, but severe, acute allergic reactions in ...Read more


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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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How should I treat dust mite bites?

They don't: House dust mites, although related to the spider, do not bite. If something is biting you, look for bed bugs or fleas. The usual treatment is application of a cortisone cream, a prescription one if necessary. Read more

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Is there a good way to get rid of turkey mite bites?

Has the source of: The bird mites also been treated? This site will provide explanation ways to address your bites: http://www. Birdmites. Org/strategies. Html. Read more

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I have red itchy bumps on my penis and more keep showing up. My doctor gave me a cream for mite bites and I applied it, but the bumps are not going away. What should I do?

Something else: Mites bites or more likely scabies would not likely be restricted to the penis alone. Sometimes a yeast infection may produce itching especially if you are uncircumcised. Be sure to check if your female partner may have a yeast infection and therefore infecting you. If you use a condom, be sure that you are not allergic to latex or rubber. Read more

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What does a turkey mite bite look like?

What does a turkey mite bite look like?

Interesting subject: Thank you for the question- I did some research and found out that turkey mites are not mites but actually immature tick bites- I found two helpful sites that might be helpful to you
and picture added also
http://globerove. Com/turkey/turkey-mites/3319
http://web. Extension. Illinois. Edu/state/newsdetail. Cfm? NewsID=15748 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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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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Yes I'm worried these are mite/scabies bites. Not sure. It's localized on the breast area and not on the rest of the body.?

Yes I'm worried these are mite/scabies bites. Not sure. It's localized on the breast area and not on the rest of the body.?

See doctor: Usually scabies presents with a very itchy rash which spreads and most common site is space between the fingers and toes though can occur anywhere. Less likely to be scabies but possibility of itchy bites is there, hard to say without examination. Please see doctor.
http://patient. Info/health/scabies-leaflet Read more

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Checked for lice, bed bugs & tree mites. No bites nothing but dandruff. Can dry skin can make you feel it on other body parts? Dry skin but oily hair?

Checked for lice, bed bugs & tree mites. No bites nothing but dandruff. Can dry skin can make you feel it on other body parts? Dry skin but oily hair?

Yes: More severe dry skin is also called eczema. Stay well hydrated, moisturize your skin daily, and take cool (instead of hot) showers. Yes, you can have dry skin and oily hair. Read more

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How can you tell the difference between sand mites and chigger bites?

How can you tell the difference between sand mites and chigger bites?

Where you got them.: Chiggers live in grass, brush, hay and other green spaces but they're active only in moderate temperatures (60 -90+ degrees.) Sand mites (fleas) live in coastal, sandy soils and are more heat-tolerant. Both are very tiny and both itch like crazy. OTC non-sedating antihistamines and cortisone creams can ease the symptoms. Your pharmacist can help you find the right medications. Read more

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Can bird mites live on and bite humans for a period of time? Can they jump from person to person.

Maybe: Bird mite ascariasis is more common than suspected and they will feed on humans when bird hosts are not available. They thearotically can infest other people by direct contact. They are very tiny and infestations are hard to eradicate. Bites are characteristically like 1/4 th inch target lesion. For more info see www. Birdmites. Org Read more

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Could warm water help insect bites?

Could warm water help insect bites?

Unlikely: There are many ways to try to treat or soothe insect bites, but applying anything warm is not one of them. With most insect bites, there is a histamine release which causes itching and redness & anything warm will make this worse. Applying a cool compress, an OTC steroid cream (2 times a day) may help with this. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or another antihistamine may help with the itch. Read more

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What insect bites cause round welts?

Yes: Certainly possible. You should be able to see a dot representing the bite Read more

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Can you have an allergy to insect bites?

Can you have an allergy to insect bites?

See below: All insect bites can cause local reactions which include redness, swelling, warmth and itch and this is normal bit sometimes, a person can have what is called a "large local reaction" which is a very vigorous version of the local reaction but is not necessarily an "allergic reaction". Some people can be very allergic to bee stings which can cause anaphylaxis. As for other bites, it is possible. Read more

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Can I take amoxicillin for insect bites?

Can I take amoxicillin for insect bites?

Not indicated for it: Amoxicillin is not indicated for insect bites as it is an antibiotic, and indicated for infections, if insect bites get infected than it may be considered but not the best choice even for that. Read more

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