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I got bitten by a mite / tick. Now I have atleast 10 circular scars on my legs. What medicine will help this problem?

I got bitten by a mite / tick. Now I have atleast 10 circular scars on my legs. What medicine will help this problem?

?Lyme disease: This rash sounds very suspicious for the rash you get with Lyme disease. A plead with you to be seen and tested for this. If diagnosed and treated within the first few weeks after contracting the illness, thee is a high cure rate. Once body starts reacting, the immune response can cause a lot of problems. You really need to tested, have the diagnosis confirmed and get on the correct antibiotics. ...Read more

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Mite (Definition)

Any of various small or minute arachnids of the order acarina that are often parasitic on animals and plants, infest stored food products, and in ...Read more


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Is my baby’s bed really full of dust mites and if so what can I do about that?

Is my baby’s bed really full of dust mites and if so what can I do about that?

Yes it is...: ...And if it ain't broke, don't fix it - if she is not suffering from respiratory allergies or asthma, there is no reason to go on a mite-hunting expedition. ...Read more

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Mee and my gf had unprotected sex and this was 4 days agoo she sai she mite be... Could she start feeling it now? And how likey s it

Is she pregnant: This will all depend on when her last menstrual period was, if it was of normal length and on time and where she is in her cycle. She is only fertile a few days a month. It seems very early for her symptoms to be about pregnancy. ...Read more

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How bad are ticks to humans?

How bad are ticks to humans?

That depends: on the type of tick and if it is carrying infectious material. ...Read more

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What’s the best way to keep ticks away from the baby?

What’s the best way to keep ticks away from the baby?

Avoidance: The best protection is to wear appropriate clothing when outside in potentially tick infested areas. This includes long sleeve shirts and pants with pants covering socks. Daily, tick checks on your child will identify the tick before it can exchange its body fluids. Deet on the clothing will also be helpful. ...Read more

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What should I do if I found a really big tick that’s burrowed into my baby’s skin?

What should I do if I found a really big tick that’s burrowed into my baby’s skin?

Remove it gently: First of all...Don't panic! ticks are common, and most bites are harmless, but you do want to remove them because they can spread disease. The easiest way to remove the tick is to take tweezers, grab the tick at the head or mouth (closest to the skin), and apply gentle pressure upwards (away from skin). Do not use a match or petrolatum, since this will cause the tick to burrow deeper. ...Read more

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Can a tick bite be fatal?

Lyme disease: Yes- lyme disease and rocky mountain spotted fever. Rare but does happen. Seek medical attention-now. ...Read more

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