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Doctor insights on: Parasites That Burrow Into Human Skin

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What are some common skin parasites?

What are some common skin parasites?

See below: Flies, fleas, bedbugs, lice, mites, and ticks. With a few exceptions all these parasites bite, feed quickly, and leave. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm feeling parasite on head and face?

What to do if I'm feeling parasite on head and face?

Have this assessed: to determine if there is an actual parasite. If not, the doctor can see if there is a specific cause for this sensation. ...Read more

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How do you get parasites cure from skin problems?

How do you get parasites cure from skin problems?

What parasite?: I'm not sure what you mean or what parasites you're referring to. Parasites are not common causes of skin problems in the U.S. Far more common is delusional parasitosis, a psychiatric condition in which patient think they're infected with parasites. It's difficult to treat, because it's very hard to convince the sufferers that they need psychiatric help rather than antiparasitic medications. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of skin parasites in your skin?

How do you get rid of skin parasites in your skin?

What parasites?: Before anyone can tell you how to get rid of parasites, s'he needs to identify, 1st, do you truly have a parasitic infestation and, 2nd, if so, what type. Fleas, ticks, bedbugs and scabies mites are common skin parasites is the U.S.. There are other skin parasites that are mostly found in the tropics. The treatment varies depending on the species. See a dermatologist! ...Read more

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How do you get rid of skin parasites in your skin?

Depends on the Bug: Scabies is probably the most common skin parasite in most parts of the us. They are easily treated with topical medications. Close contacts are also usually treated to prevent reinfection. There are however many other parasites that are endemic to certain locales and countries. Treatment varies and depends on an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do you contract the scabies skin parasite?

How do you contract the scabies skin parasite?

Intimate contact: Scabies are typically found in dirty living areas, nursing homes, and college dorms. They are transmitted person to person and through shared linens. ...Read more

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Is their such a parasite that lives on the body in the skin and comes out pores and hair follicle?

Is their such a parasite that lives on the body in the skin and comes out pores and hair follicle?

No: There is a mite called the demodex mite that lives in our hair follicles and is thought to cause rosacea. Otherwise, our pores are too small for parasites. ...Read more

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I've had a horrid skin condition for 3 years including a very likely skin parasite that my doctor assumes is this or that without checking!

I've had a horrid skin condition for 3 years including a very likely skin parasite that my doctor assumes is this or that without checking!

See a dermatologist: for better evaluation, 3 years are more than enough, look for a second or even a third opinion from a specialist, its your right, good luck ...Read more

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Trying to diagnose parasite on head and neck have been to two docs and still no answer. Started on stromectol (ivermectin) but want to know what it is?

Trying to diagnose parasite on head and neck have been to two docs and still no answer. Started on stromectol (ivermectin) but want to know what it is?

Intestinal?: Stromectol (ivermectin) is for intestinal parasite. On head and neck parasite needs proper and specific diagnosis. Did you travel abroad? why you think you may have a parasite on head and neck ...Read more

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I read online people take dewormers because of vitamin deficiencies and skin problems - I have both. Possible parasites? Can I take Combantrin safely?

I read online people take dewormers because of vitamin deficiencies and skin problems - I have both. Possible parasites? Can I take Combantrin safely?

Cruel scam: You're an adult now and you need to be discerning, or every crook on the internet will have you thinking you're seriously sick with fictitious "worms". Combantrin / pyrentel is something you should only take if you have actual evidence of pinworms. Get with an evidence-based dietician if you are concerned about vitamin deficiencies, and a mainstream practitioner for skin issues. ...Read more

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I got a bad migraine worse one I ever had. Made me sick and all. Then my husband gets one. He never gets head aches.What could it be? Virus? Parasite?

I got a bad migraine worse one I ever had. Made me sick and all. Then my husband gets one. He never gets head aches.What could it be? Virus? Parasite?

Comments: Migraine is NOT a contagious disorder, and well over 30 million people in the United States suffer these severe headaches. If both of you had migraine events at same time, would search for potential food triggers, such as nitrite preservatives, MSG, aspartame, but fermented or pickled items could also be culprits. Although unlikely, carbon monoxide exposure does cause headaches. ...Read more

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My eosinophils count is 1.3, i usually have numbness on my left shin, is this ok? also, i feel quick short bursts of wiggling under my skin, parasite?

My eosinophils count is 1.3, i usually have numbness on my left shin, is this ok? also, i feel quick short bursts of wiggling under my skin, parasite?

Parasite is possible: Have you been bitten by an insect or been to an area where parasites are common? Is there any redness or swelling anywhere near where you feel the numbness or "wiggling"? Is there an opening in the skin? if so, tape it closed for a day or two or keep it covered with bacitracin ointment and a soft gauze dressing. If something live is down there it will come up for air. ...Read more

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Diseases (virus, parasites, etc) you can catch from using a communal shower & sink if you have dermatitis (leg skin with minor rash) and use sandals?

Diseases (virus, parasites, etc) you can catch from using a communal shower & sink if you have dermatitis (leg skin with minor rash) and use sandals?

Okay...: You might have a dermatitis unrelated to using a communal shower. Staph infection, strep infection, scabies, fungus, eczema, folliculitis, allergic reaction, burn, chemical sensitivity, sun burn, etc. Best thing is to see a doctor for an evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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I have had some ear pains. I twirl my hair and put it in my ear. could I have a brain parasite? I also pick my head til it bleeds. can I catch a bug?

I have had some ear pains. I twirl my hair and put it in my ear. could I have a brain parasite? I also pick my head til it bleeds.  can I catch a bug?

Worry & Rituals: The worry and rituals you mention suggest more of a behavioral issue such as POSSIBLE Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions and then a mental health pro such as a clinical psychologist who specializes in OCD to see if that is the case. Peace and good health. Lots of reasons to be hopeful. ...Read more

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Hello Doctor. My mother has suffered for almost 5 years now with an un-diagnosable skin rash. She has been to so many doctors that I've lost count. They have prescribed everything from light therapy to parasite medicine. She has also been on prednisone fo

Hello Doctor. My mother has suffered for almost 5 years now with an un-diagnosable skin rash. She has been to so many doctors that I've lost count. They have prescribed everything from light therapy to parasite medicine. She has also been on prednisone fo

The skin: Is the largest organ in the body. It is just as much alive as any other tissue in the body and requires the same kind of nutrients. I would suggest that you look seriously at the diet which is usually so bad in Americans. I have seen skin diseases clear up when you get rid of sugar. Try it! ...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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My son eczema is so bad that his skin is all aver the house with him scratching what can I do to help him, can it be parasits?

My son eczema is so bad that his skin is all aver the house with him scratching what can I do to help him, can it be parasits?

Possibly: If your son truly has eczema, it is likely just eczema causing his miserable condition. It could possibly be parasites, or parasites on top of eczema. I have seen kids with both eczema and scabies and eczema and a bed bug infestation. It's best , that you get him re-evaluated since he is suffering so much. ...Read more

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I'm over weight 300+ 6ft . I'm considering intestinal parisites. But while searching my body I realized I had this lump on my right side. It's firm.don't move feel deep .maybe under the skin. Does not hurt.appx half dollar in aize. I can't confirm it bein

I'm over weight 300+ 6ft . I'm considering intestinal parisites. But while searching my body I realized I had this lump on my right side. It's firm.don't move feel deep .maybe under the skin. Does not hurt.appx half dollar in aize. I can't confirm it bein

Two issues here: 1) PLEASE don't take intestinal parasites to lose weight--seriously! 2) Your lump may be a simple lipoma, but we can't tell thru this venue. Both issues can be addressed, and options weighed, via your primary physician--this visit I highly recommend! ...Read more

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Are parasites contagious from human to human?

Depends: There are many kinds of parasites. Most are not transmitted from person to person, but some are. Giardiasis and amebiasis can be transmitted from person to person, usually during sex when there is oral-fecal or oral-anal contact. Pinworms are easily transmitted within households, especially among children. Skin parasites such as scabies and crab lice are also transmitted from person to person. ...Read more

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Is it possible to find parasites in human urine?

Parasites: Yes, but this depends upon what particular parasite you are referring to and where and how you acquired it. One of the more common is schistosoma hematobium, but not in palo alto. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how are human parasites detected?

Parasites: visually, stool sample analysis, testing blood for antibodies & sometimes radiologic imaging. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of parasites such as tapeworms and other types of worm parasites in humans?

Some asymptomatic: Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, symptoms of malabsorption, itching around the anus and other symptoms may occur, but sometimes you may have none. ...Read more

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How easy are parasites transferred from dogs to humans? I pet a bunch of strays in Jamaica, and now I'm sick and paranoid.

How easy are parasites transferred from dogs to humans? I pet a bunch of strays in Jamaica,  and now I'm sick and paranoid.

It is from stool: This means you have to eat it or put fecal contaminated objects into your mouth. This also means certain soils contaminated with ova (eggs) or parasites. If you only petted a stray and are a good hand washer then your risk is low. Dogs (especially strays) in developing countries can be dangerous for various reasons so be cautious in the future. If having intestinal problems get your stool tested ...Read more

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How to get parasites out of human ears?

How to get parasites out of human ears?

Parasites: Occasionally ascaris lumbricoides will come out of ears after climbing up from the GI tract and perforating the eardrum. Are not many other parasites seen in the ear. Most ear parasites are not really classified as parasites at all, meaning they don't meet all the requirements of the genus. ...Read more