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What is the best way to deal with a mite infestation?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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In brief: Which mite?

Several kinds of mites are parasitic on humans: chiggers, scabies, and bird mites.
With chiggers, you want to keep grasses mowed and also treat clothing with tick repellant. If infested, take a soapy bath immediately & use antiseptic on welts. Scabies requires total body treatment of all family members living together, with kwell (lindane) or other antiparasitic product. http://tinyurl.com/llrhkom.

In brief: Which mite?

Several kinds of mites are parasitic on humans: chiggers, scabies, and bird mites.
With chiggers, you want to keep grasses mowed and also treat clothing with tick repellant. If infested, take a soapy bath immediately & use antiseptic on welts. Scabies requires total body treatment of all family members living together, with kwell (lindane) or other antiparasitic product. http://tinyurl.com/llrhkom.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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In brief: What kind...

...Of mite? Dust mites are normal skin flora, scabies mites respond to medications like elimite (permethrin).

In brief: What kind...

...Of mite? Dust mites are normal skin flora, scabies mites respond to medications like elimite (permethrin).
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