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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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How long does a spider bite stay itchy?

How long does a spider bite stay itchy?

Days-weeks: Insect bites can be itchy from days to weeks depending on an individuals reaction. ...Read more

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What can I do for a wasp bite very itchy?

What can I do for a wasp bite very itchy?

Hydrocortisone OTC: The easiest way is to apply over-the counter 0.25% Hydrocortisone cream. And try to avoid the wasps, of course... Good luck. ...Read more

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Rash like mosquitoe bite, itchy and pink?

Rash like mosquitoe bite, itchy and pink?

Must be seen: Try over the counter 1% Hydrocortisone cream - apply a thin layer am/pm. If not improved in 5 days call your private physician. ...Read more

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How come my 1 month old flea bites are still itchy?

How come my 1 month old flea bites are still itchy?

Likely itch/scratch: The itch scratch cycle is a self perpetuating problem. When you scratch at the area, it actually re-injures it & triggers the release of local chemicals in the skin. Later you scratch/injure it again and so on. A cool compress can stop some of the itch,If you stop scratching, or cover the area so you can't get at it, the issue should disappear. ...Read more

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How to stop the itchy feeling on my mosquito bites?

How to stop the itchy feeling on my mosquito bites?

Options: Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator & apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory properties effect. Consider applying calamine lotion. Apply crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water & baking soda is effective when applied to lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Chlorpheniramine. ...Read more

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Can scratches and bites from a dog make me itchy all over?

Can scratches and bites from a dog make me itchy all over?

Yes: Especially if you are allergic to dogs to start with. I would recommend getting allergy tested to see if you are dog allergic. If you are, an antihistamine given over the counter can help you. ...Read more

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Which bug only bites your feet and the bites are super itchy?

Which bug only bites your feet and the bites are super itchy?

Fleas & mosquitos: Both can bite your feet. Although mosquitos usually attack the upper body, some mosquitos do prefer to bite at the ankles and feet. Use deet (40% or higher) and avoid wearing open-toe shoes when outdoors. ...Read more

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What is the best way to care for an itchy, irritating tick bite?

What is the best way to care for an itchy, irritating tick bite?

Depends: Anti-itch medicines couch as benedryl can help but you need to watch for other symptoms as well like rashes around the bite, signs of secondary infection and other symptoms of tick-borne illness. If you are concerned, see you primary doctor. ...Read more

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I have an insect bite that's still itchy after a month, what do I do?

I have an insect bite that's still itchy after a month, what do I do?

No great answer...: You may have what is known as an insect bite granuloma. When a mosquito bites, the bug "vomits" into the skin--releasing a chemical which prevents the clotting of blood. This enables the mosquito to leisurely "sip" your blood until she is full. The body reacts to the "vomit" by often itching or sometimes transforming into a firm bump or granuloma. May take months to resolve. See md for rx cream. ...Read more

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Why do I have itchy spider bites what can I do to make the itching stop?

Bounce: Put lot of bounces in house spiders gone, take benadryl, (diphenhydramine) may be steroids for 7 days. , next time put nickel coin on bite it works. ...Read more