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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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Can bed mites cause a red rash on your lower legs?

Can bed mites cause a red rash on your lower legs?

No: If you are referring to house dust mites, they do not bite even though they are related to spiders. The allergen is from their droppings. ...Read more

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I had hives in August, they healed but my skin is itchy off and on. Now I have red itchy bumps in lines of 2 or 3 on my arm. Mites? Husband is fine.

I had hives in August, they healed but my skin is itchy off and on. Now I have red itchy bumps in lines of 2 or 3 on my arm. Mites? Husband is fine.

Continued histamine: Very likely the immune reaction which caused the hives, with histamine release, is still somewhat active. I doubt you have mites or any insect problem. Continue using the anti-histamines you were likely treated with (Benadryl?, Allegra (fexofenadine)?) or OTC topical cortisone as needed to control your current red itchy bumps. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I had a few itchy, red, bug-bite looking bumps around my ankles and over the next few days, they spread to my arms. Could they be mites? I was weeding

I had a few itchy, red, bug-bite looking bumps around my ankles and over the next few days, they spread to my arms. Could they be mites? I was weeding

Ankle bites: can cause a blistery appearing rash that is inflamed, feel itchy and burn. If there are other parts of the body affected, they may be bites as well. Getting an exam is your safest route in determining the diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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I have dry,flaky cheeks.and also i have pale skin sometimes i do have pimples.my skin gets irritated and red easily. can this be demodex mites ?

I have dry,flaky cheeks.and also i have pale skin sometimes i do have pimples.my skin gets irritated and red easily. can this be demodex mites ?

Unknown if cause: or coincidental. Studies have found that about 40% of people have the mites on their skin, and they are more frequently seen on people with psoriasis, rosacea and acne than healthy skin, but no studies to proven cause and effect or whether the increased sebum in those conditions is conducive to growth. Permethrin or 5% tea tree oil may improve the inflammation if used for several weeks. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps on my penis and more keep showing up. My doctor gave me a cream for mite bites and i applied it, but the bumps are not going away. What should I do?

Something else: Mites bites or more likely scabies would not likely be restricted to the penis alone. Sometimes a yeast infection may produce itching especially if you are uncircumcised. Be sure to check if your female partner may have a yeast infection and therefore infecting you. If you use a condom, be sure that you are not allergic to latex or rubber. ...Read more

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Medium bumps on lower calves/ankles start hard red then itch later;fades to dark/scars;What are they?; No bedbugs, mites, etc. I eat healthy, exercise

Medium bumps on lower calves/ankles start hard red then itch later;fades to dark/scars;What are they?; No bedbugs, mites, etc. I eat healthy, exercise

Insect bites: obviously these are possible bites due to insects that jump and not fly so they can only go upto your knees like fleas.orout door isects if you walk in the grass try wearing clothes that cover you legs and see if you still get them using a good insect repellant might help ...Read more

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Mite Burrows (Definition)

Visible mite burrows are a sign of scabies. Scabies is an easily spread skin disease caused by a very ...Read more