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Suggest treatment for Oak tree mite infestation on arms, face, scalp, shoulders

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Posted on Tue, 24 Nov 2015
Question: I have been fighting an outbreak of Oak tree mites in my arms, face, scalp, shoulders & breast. what can I use to get it stopped?
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Answered by Dr. Harish Naik (59 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Avoid by being bitten, calamine lotion, oral antihistamine

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome to HCM
I have gone through your query.
Presently what are your symptoms - itching, rash etc.
It need to be examined and confirmed, before treatment. In case there is rash or bite mark, kindly upload the picture, for better assessment.

The first, best measure is to avoid being bitten. That means avoiding stands of oak trees. Covering up while outdoors and laundering clothes and showering immediately after going inside is another way to avoid bites. The mites might remain on your body or in your clothes for hours before they bite.
The bite is itchy and can be become painful but is not a problem unless secondary infection occurs. So avoid scratching, if you have.

Apply calamine lotion with alovera to the affected part, it will have soothing effect. In case of itching you can use over the counter oral antihistamine like ceterizine.

Hope this helps.
Take care.



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Suggest treatment for Oak tree mite infestation on arms, face, scalp, shoulders

Brief Answer: Avoid by being bitten, calamine lotion, oral antihistamine Detailed Answer: Hi Welcome to HCM I have gone through your query. Presently what are your symptoms - itching, rash etc. It need to be examined and confirmed, before treatment. In case there is rash or bite mark, kindly upload the picture, for better assessment. The first, best measure is to avoid being bitten. That means avoiding stands of oak trees. Covering up while outdoors and laundering clothes and showering immediately after going inside is another way to avoid bites. The mites might remain on your body or in your clothes for hours before they bite. The bite is itchy and can be become painful but is not a problem unless secondary infection occurs. So avoid scratching, if you have. Apply calamine lotion with alovera to the affected part, it will have soothing effect. In case of itching you can use over the counter oral antihistamine like ceterizine. Hope this helps. Take care.