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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 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
My son woke up with all kinds of mite bites and he's crying since they itch bad what can I give him to help the bites go away and help him not to itch?
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
First diagnosed as oak mite bites now diagnosed as fungal infection. Took pill 2 days ago. How long after taking Fluconazole will it start going away?
Explanation: Depending of severity of condition. About 1-2 weeks, if no more contact with source of infection. ...Read more
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
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
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http://web. Extension. Illinois. Edu/state/newsdetail. Cfm? NewsID=15748 ...Read more
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
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
Ever since we brought home our new bunny my mom keeps feeling tiny pinching in her body could it be mites bites? I checked bunny for fleas it has none
Mites?: Wow! It does sound like a possibility. I am hoping that the bunny is living outside. ...Read more
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.?
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
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?
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
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
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
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
They don't: Antibiotics are not generally of any use for insect bites. They will self heal over several days to a week. If the bite were also infected, the speed of action would depend on the type of infection involved. ...Read more
Depends: For some types of stings which have an alkaline venom, vinegar might help reduce the symptoms by partially neutralizing the alkaline venom in the local area. For other stings, ones that have an acid component, the vinegar won't help. ...Read more
Skin test or blood: When you see an allergist, they will first take a detailed history of your symptoms from the bite. And the type of insect involved, if known...Depending on the insect, a series of simple scratch tests can be done, or sometimes a blood testis done first. It depends on your reaction history. ...Read more