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Chiggers (Definition)

'chiggers' is an itchy rash casue by the bite of an immature (larval) stage of a mite. The mite secrets chemicals which trigger an intense itchy reaction from humans. The larvae do not burrow under skin but rather secret chemicals to help digest skin. The mites are found in tall grass at the edges of forests. Wear long clothing & use ...Read more


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Could you tell me what are some effective ways to stop chigger and tick bites from itching.?

Could you tell me what are some effective ways to stop chigger and tick bites from itching.?

Tick Bites: To reduce itching from a tick bite: apply ice pack compresses or tea tree oil.

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What is the difference between chiggers & ticks?

What is the difference between chiggers & ticks?

Mite vs. Arachnid: Ticks are arachnids (in the same class as spiders and scorpions) and small but visible to the naked eye. Chiggers are mites and too small to be seen. Tick bites usually occur with one tick while chiggers occur in bunches. Ticks spread dangerous diseases such as lyme disease and rocky mountain spotted fever. Chigger bites are very itchy and annoying but don't spread dangerous illnesses.

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Could it be possible I got bit by a tick or a chigger?

Could it be possible I got bit by a tick or a chigger?

Maybe: Chigger bites often have a small red in the center of a welt ; occur in areas where skin is tender like the crotch, armpits, belt line, backs of knees, ankles. They are extremely itchy. Because tick bite symptoms can vary greatly - I have included a resource to review possible presentations. Http://www. Cdc. Gov/ticks/symptoms. Html.

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Is it true that body lice, fleas, mites, and ticks can transmit rickettsial diseases?

Yup: Ticks...Rocky mountain spotted fever fleas...Murine typhus mites....Scrub typhus lice...Epidemic typhus.

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I have a bullseye rash but no sign of a tick could the bite have been a chigger or ant?

I have a bullseye rash but no sign of a tick could the bite have been a chigger or ant?

Prophylaxis: If you live in an area that has ticks, you may be better off taking prophylactic treatment for Lyme disease. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age.

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How to cure wild boar tick/lice bite? My son had been bite by it in his ears.

How to cure wild boar tick/lice bite? My son had been bite by it in his ears.

BITES: Is the bite from a wild boar? Or a tick? Or a louse? One medicine will not cure all.

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Lice, mites, or tiny ticks infected my hair, face, and neck - itching and swelling after cleaning an empty cabin. Rid?

Lice, mites, or tiny ticks infected my hair, face, and neck - itching and swelling after cleaning an empty cabin. Rid?

Likely mites: From a bird or rodent. A vacuum works well in the cabin and if you do not need to remain there, stay out and take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for itching.

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Can you tell me how I can remove lice without treatment?

Lice remedies: Natural remedies for lice include the application of olive oil, mineral oil or mayonnaise to the head/ hair. These oil-based products smother the louse. Wash clothing or linens in hot water. Soak personal items like combs or brushes in hot water for at least 10 minutes (or throw them out if this is an option). Vacuum floors, carpets, mattresses, upholstered furniture ; your vehicles.

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How do I tell her I might have pubic lice?

How do I tell her I might have pubic lice?

Pubic lice: Pubic lice are tiny insects that live on the pubic hairs, and climb down onto the skin to take a blood meal. You may see tiny specks of blood on your underwear or sheets, and if you look carefully, you may see the tiny gray creatures attached to the hairs. They are not easy to diagnose, so you should make sure you have them before you tell your female friend, . You must both be treated by a doctor.

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Can you tell me how I could tell if I have pubic lice?

Pubic Lice: Pubic lice may be found on genitalia, underarms, chest or even eye brows. Lice can itch a lot. Lice may be tan to brown gray & the size of a sesame seed. Nits are tiny, light to white colored deposits that adhere to hair. When lice have been present for a long time – surrounding skin may be purple or blue.

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How can you tell difference between chigger bites and bed bug bites?

How can you tell difference between chigger bites and bed bug bites?

Chiggers vs bed bugs: Bed bug bites may cause no symptoms or signs in some people. When there is a reaction, it may not show until several days after the bed bug has bitten. It can cause pink, swollen, itchy lesions on the skin. What can be telltale is when there is a linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but that does not always occur. * chigger's bites often have a small red in the center of a welt & >.

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Can you please tell me what exactly is crab lice and how do you get it?

Can you please tell me what exactly is crab lice and how do you get it?

Small parasites...: Crab lice are very small parasites that are generally detected on the skin of the groin / inguinal areas. They can cause itching and skin irritation. Crab lice lay small egg sacs at the base of hairs. Generally crab lice are transmitted from person to person by close physical contact (often by sexual contact). Crab lice can be treated with over the counter medications.

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How can you tell the difference between bed bug bites and chigger bites?

How can you tell the difference between bed bug bites and chigger bites?

Chigger's bites: Often have a small red in the center of a welt & occur in areas where skin is tender like the crotch, armpits, belt line, backs of knees, ankles. They are extremely itchy. Bed bug bites may cause no sx's/signs in some except for 2 small points where skin was punctured by bedbug. When there's a reaction, it may show from an hour to several days after bite. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesion.

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How can I tell how long my child has had head lice, by the number if nits?

How can I tell how long my child has had head lice, by the number if nits?

Not by the number...: ...But by their location on the hair shafts. A head louse will attach her eggs (which is what nits are) to hair shafts at the point where they come out of the skin. As the hair grows, the nits move up from the scalp surface. Hair grows about 1 inch per month, on average - so if the nits are a half-inch away from the scalp, lice have been present for about 2 weeks; an inch away, 4 weeks; and so on.

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How can I tell if my child has head lice? My child is home-schooled. What should I be looking for when it comes to head lice? .

How can I tell if my child has head lice? My child is home-schooled. What should I be looking for when it comes to head lice? .

The: The diagnosis of head lice infestation is best made by finding a live nymph or adult louse on the scalp or hair of a person. See link.

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How can I tell my mom I have head lice?

Don't be embarrassed: It is a common infection. Just be candid.

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