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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

Parasites (Definition)

Parasites require other living organisms for their own survival. Human parasites need substances from our bodies for survival and cannot live without contact with humans and sometimes other organisms.. They may live in the blood stream, organs. Under the skin or nails, etc. Some parasites live in our pets, in insects, on plants, etc., but none live independent of whatever ...Read more


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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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I am 17 and having tests for parasites. What harm can they cause? Spent year in south asia.

I am 17 and having tests for parasites. What harm can they cause? Spent year in south asia.

Variable: There are a whole host of parasitic organisms transmitted to humans in a variety of ways, primarily through food. Many are without significant potential for harm but some potentially pathogenic. The risk for you having acquired something depends on how much local food you ingested, especially if uncooked. ...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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If a teen was doing study abroad and ate a lot of street food, how do I get him to go for parasite tests?

If a teen was doing study abroad and ate a lot of street food, how do I get him to go for parasite tests?

Stool examination: S/he does not need to go to a doctor. Your doctor can order a stool examination and s/he has to provide a stool sample. It would be useful to tell the doctor and the lab doing the test about the countries the student was in. Please note that if the student does not have any symptoms, there is no need for a parasite examination. ...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