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I developed allergy to milk, tomatoes,yeast, house dust,house dust mites,paper dust,cockroach dust at the age of 16. Can they be outgrown?
A short time: Most types of germs (viruses and bacteria) do not live very long in unfriendly environments like a piece of paper. Some types live longer than others, and a few like the mycobacteria that causes tuberculosis can live a fairly long time outside of a body. There are spores, like botulinum spores that can live a very long time outside of a host. ...Read more
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
On or off skin??: On the skin they can live for months - that's why treatment is needed because otherwise the rash and itching will persist. Off of the skin, like on your sofa cushions or pillows, they can live for about 3 days. That's why when treating for scabies and cleaning up the environment, you bag things you can't wash in hot water in a sealed garbage bag for 3 days to kill any persistent mites. ...Read more
Get tested: Hi. 4 ways to test for diabetes: fasting glucose, random glucose (not fasting), A1c, and oral glucose tolerance test; each test has its own diagnostic criteria. Most doctors start with a fasting AM glucose because it's cheap & easy. Other testing depends on your symptoms and what your doctor considers as possible explanations. Talk with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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