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Doctor insights on: Parasites Itchy Bites After Returning From Bolivia

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What can I do to treat an itchy rash from the fluke parasite I got rafting in the american river?

What can I do to treat an itchy rash from the fluke parasite I got rafting in the american river?

Therapy: You should see a dermatologist to make sure the rash is from this and this way you will get the correct therapy. ...Read more

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Eyes were tired & itchy, suddenly it felt like something moved in my eye, like it squirmed for 2 seconds. No pain. Eye drops helped. Spasm? Parasites?

Eyes were tired & itchy, suddenly it felt like something moved in my eye, like it squirmed for 2 seconds. No pain. Eye drops helped. Spasm? Parasites?

Tired eyes: What you are describing sounds like eye fatigue and the movement was most likely a spasm. Make sure you get plenty of rest and avoid overuse of the computer. Lay down for a few minutes and apply a cold compress to your upper lids and try to relax ...Read more

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Itchiness around rectum, for almost 2 years, results are negative for parasites, the itch goes away under betamethasone treatment, but returns.

Itchiness around rectum, for almost 2 years, results are negative for parasites, the itch goes away under betamethasone treatment, but returns.

Pruritis ani : Is the condition. There are various causes including yeast infections, hemorrhoid, bile salt malabsorption, perspiration and dietary intake. Read about it online and see your doctor. Your diary of symptoms about when it is worse or better will be helpful. ...Read more

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Which parasite is linked with loss of hair, itchy skin, indigestion and increasing waistline?

Which parasite is linked with loss of hair, itchy skin, indigestion  and increasing waistline?

No parasite, but: This very subjective nonspecific list of symptoms commonly go with hypothyroidism. See your family doctor for a complete physical and a few tests if you feel things are not quite right. ...Read more

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Ige level of 760, all other blood tests normal. Itchy skin and throat. Allergies or parasites? So worried and can't see allergist until next week.

Ige level of 760, all other blood tests normal.  Itchy skin and throat.  Allergies or parasites?  So worried and can't see allergist until next week.

Likely allergies: Parasitic infections in the us are much less likely than allergies as a cause for elevated ige levels (unless you have had recent travel outside the us, especially to a 3rd world country). The itchy skin and throat also are more likely allergic manifestations. In the absence of other symptoms, waiting a week to see an allergist should not be a risk. www.mainlineent.com. ...Read more

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Itchy anus for 2 months. No GI symptoms. 2 stool tests, negative for parasites. On hydrocortisone. Not going away. What can I do?

Many diseases: Itching of the anus has many causes: hemorrhoids, excessive cleaning habits, anal warts, anal cancer, dermatitis and allergic reactions, fecal incontinence, food related (from spicy food, soda, chocolate), and many other diseases. If your symptoms persist, you should see a colorectal surgeon to examine the anus and if there is any lesion it may need biopsy or other treatments. ...Read more

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I have just returned from corfu.i had mosquito bites,not itchy little red dots. Now i started with white lumps, itchy, now red, delayed reaction? Tia

I have just returned from corfu.i had mosquito bites,not itchy little red dots. Now i started with white lumps, itchy, now red, delayed reaction? Tia

It's possible ...: ...but I think you first have to question whether the "itchy little red dots" were actually mosquito bites. Other kinds of bug bites, heat rash (miliaria) or even swimmer's itch caused by an allergic reaction to a waterborne parasite can produce red or white bumps. Use OTC cortisone cream for a day or two. If rash is progressing/not improving, seek medical eval. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Thought I had an mosquito bite on my thigh as itchy but it was a large itchy bruise (no injury). It went away, but has now returned in the same spot.

Thought I had an mosquito bite on my thigh as itchy but it was a large itchy bruise (no injury). It went away, but has now returned in the same spot.

Hive?: Not sure, but hives have characteristics similar to this (can have appearance of large mosquito bite, itch, come and go). Can try an otc antihistamine to see if it helps. Otherwise, may be helpful to photograph the lesion in case it "goes" before seeing a physician ...Read more

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Tiny hard itchy knot insect bite?

Tiny hard itchy knot insect bite?

Depends: If recent bite and it is sore and red, it could be the start of an abscess or pus accumulation. If not recent it may just be scar tissue formed from repair of the bite damage. If you live in west africa it could be the tumbu fly larva living under your skin :(. ...Read more