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Sand Gnats Bites
Avoid fragrances: Gnats might be attracted to traces of fragrances on your body from personal care products such as soap, shampoo, conditioner, and antiperspirant. Even laundry products could leave fragrance on your clothes. Use fragrance-free laundry and personal care products, and use bug repellant when you know you'll be outside. ...Read more
That's what I do :): Your question made me smile. I do the same thing with insect bites that are very itchy. I think it helps because what you are doing by using your fingernail to make a cross on the skin where it itches loads the nerve with a pain sensation which overpowers the itch receptors and helps relieves the itch. ...Read more
Gnat bite about 2 weeks ago very painful to touch n swelled, has gone down in size but painful still and lump. Had a puss spot init and hickey dots near
Could be infected: Insect bites, are a common cause of cellulitis, which is an infection of the soft tissues in the leg. Given your description, this is certainly a concern. This will most likely require antibiotics, to heal safely. You should be seen by a doctor as soon as possible to make the diagnosis and receive treatment ...Read more
I have gnats in my home they have bitten my eyelids and my top and bottom lid are swollen even part of my face what can I do for the itching?
Two I like: I like an oil of clove stick to dab the lesions for relief and calendula containing creams for broader areas of relief. ...Read more
Hi, yesterday I went walking with my boyfriend and somehow a gnat landed on my eyeball and bit me. Do you think I should see my doctor?
See ophthalmologist: Go directly to an ophthalmologist. He/She will give you medication. Your primry doctor or emergency room MD will not know what to do. ...Read more
Moved to FL and my legs are covered in flying gnat bites but the bite area is cyst like and very irritated Could I be having an allergic reaction?
Bit by gnats on arm. Initially, small red bumps that swelled for a day, now a week later small water like blisters that won't go away. Help plz.
Hives?: Are the new lesions itchy? Papular urticaria can occur a week after exposure to insect bites, with some degree of sensitivity to insects. Gnats are not a common culprit, but certainly can induce a localized reaction if sensitized. Keep skin well moisturized and expect resolution in short time. If itchy, try cetirizine (read label), an otc antihistamine. See doctor if rash persists. ...Read more
Many gnat bites on scalp 6 days ago. Itch & draining. Painful swollen nodes back of scalp and neck, esp neck. How to treat? No fever or cellulitis.
? could be infection: Drainage implies infection of your scalp/skin. If it is yellowish discharge then it certainly is infection which will require antibiotics by mouth. Go see your doctor. Itching can be relieved with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) capsules (may make you sleepy). If it is more than a small area (less than one inch) which is draining, you need to see a doctor to help you treat it better. ...Read more
I got bit by gnats in my neck and right below my eye now my eye is swollen and hurts and my neck muscles are very sore am I allergic?
No: This sounds more like a toxic reaction or an infection. Are you sure that these bites were from gnats and not from another insect such as spiders. Best to get checked since it involves your eyes. ...Read more
Gnat bites. Mom is 80. Been 1 week and still having swelling (throat, face). Prednisone and epi-pen treated. Allergist/Immunologist in Madison WI?
Allergist: There are a number of Allergists in Madison. I am not familiar with any of them. As it is obvious she has been treated by someone I would call her primary care physicians office and see who they reccomend as an allergist for her to see. ...Read more
My husband has been experiencing sensations of gnats etc on his skin. Initially he would ask everyone if they were feeling these too. What to do?
The skin sensation may be a manifestation of vitamin deficiency. If your husband drinks alcohol, he should stop doing that. It would be prudent to consult a doctor for examination and may be some tests.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I'm very clean! I've had this problem with gnats and flies always around my head everywhere I go, and everyone looks at me weirdly what can this be?
I believe that whatever Morgellons is, it carries either phermones that attract bugs, or possibly the fungus component of Morgellons is attracting bugs to you, as if you are a rotting log. Morgellons organism is man made, and likely confusing insects.
I have been treated for one year on doxycylene which I believe sterilizes the organism from reproducing in the body, but it is a long haul. ...Read more
I am 37 and have lived around gnats all my life. I have recently noticed an allergic reaction to them. Is this possible and why?
Time of exposure: Sometimes it takes many exposures to an allergen for noticeable symptoms appear upon re exposure ...Read more
What are the effects of chemical exposure? I was trapped in an office for 5 minutes was being fumigated for gnats. I immediately became violently il
Probably OK now..: In general the body is incredibly resilient and can heal itself quite well. Often brief chemical fume exposure may cause much symptoms--tearing, blurry vision, asthma attacks/trouble breathing, dizziness, long-term consequences of such exposure is unlikely. You got sick with the exposure but now fine (you are blogging), I think you are ok. If u are still concerned, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
What kind of midge or insect that can fly like a gnat that lives in skin and hair and has several stages?
Collect an example: There are a limited number of insects that live in skin or hair. I advise you to see a dermatologist and if possible, bring examples of the suspected insect in a small bottle so that they can be identified. Hopefully you are not being bitten, as you do not mention it. Also if you have pets, be certain that they do not harbor any insects. ...Read more
Vitreous separation: Most likely this is a symptom of vitreous separation. It may be associated with flashes of light in the peripheral vision. Although usually not dangerous, a vitreous separation can occasionally lead to retinal tears and even less frequently to retinal detachment. If this happens, it is prudent to be examined by an eyemd, especially if you are at high risk, such as being highly nearsighted. ...Read more
Do I need to worry if a gnat or small flying inspect flew into my cooking soup or would the heat kill all bacteria?
Need a full boil: When cooking soup, one should bring the pot to a full boil to thoroughly cook any visible and invisible bugs. Bugs are in all plants, and we usually are only scared by the ones we see. There are many there that are too small to be seen. Cooked bugs just add more protein and other nutrients to foods that otherwise would be purely vegan. (Meat can have "bugs", but we call them different names.) ...Read more
What bacteria am I ingesting when eating or drinking something that a nasty fly or a gnat has landed on? At what point should I be concerned?
Little or no risk: The chance of catching any infection from a single event like this is extremely low, zero for all practical purposes. You each such food all the time. I would guess that for every time you saw an insect on food you ate, there were a hundred other times when it happened but you didn't see it. This is part of life and not a cause for worry. ...Read more
Why do I suddenly have small spots floating in my peripheral vision? A few weeks ago I noticed little black spots floating in my peripheral vision. At first I kept mistaking it for little gnats, but I realized it was just spots. It looks like the floati
The back of the eye is filled with a jelly call vitreous. As we get older it tends to break up and clump into little floaters. These often present similiarly to your description. Most of the time these go away with time. It is a good idea to get an eye exam if this is a new problem becuase a few patients with this problem can develop a retinal detachment. Although commonly referred to as floaters the fancy name for this is a posterior vitreous detachment. A link to the page at the american academy of ophthalmology below goes into more detail. Other problems can present as above but this is the most common finding when a patient presents with a similiar story.
http://www. Geteyesmart. Org/eyesmart/diseases/floaters-flashes. Cfm. ...Read more
I found 3 long brown bugs in my sons hair. There is no itching or redness. They look like gnats. Would gnats be attracted to human hair?
Possible: Do check them via images on net. ..you will geta good idea. Hard to assess without such pictures. ...Read more
A fly or gnat or something got in my mouth while I was in a dirty Porta potty at work. Should I be worried about a potential illness from that?
Not very likely.: It would probably surprise you to learn how often there are bugs and flies in or on the food you eat every day. You will digest the fly or gnat without issue. ...Read more
I run in the park and today I ran into a family of gnats and possibly inhaled/swallowed some. Can they do harm to my body or go into my brain?
No harm: Inhaling or swallowing gnats will cause no harm. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
My body and scalp is itchy I have flys and gnats always following me I'm very clean and my results of my blood test has no results of morgellons?
Male aged 32, have 20/20 vision. A small gnat got into my eye yesterday, died there. Washed eyes with water. Eye still is little red what wud be next?
Not much: If you washed out the gnat, and they of course have no biting or stinging potential, then the eye might be a little irritated from the washout but should fully recover. Nothing here to worry about. ...Read more