Mites are parasitic insects that can live on the human body that attacks the body and sucks the person infected with mites. With a body size of approximately 2.3–3.6 mm, mites can live on clothing and furniture and will move to the human body as new homes when mites are mature. Because of this nature, mites are rarely detected on the surface of the skin, so the patient is confused about the cause of skin irritation that happened due to dust mite bites.
How To Identify Dust Mites Bites Symptoms?
Know the common symptoms of dust mite bites. When the mites eat and perch on our skin, we will feel an allergic reaction. This reaction comes with features such as; very intense itching, red dots or spots on the skin, thickened or dark skin, a rash on the skin, especially in the armpit and waist area. Then, check your skin and find signs of irritation. Skin irritation may be caused by bites or by repeated scratching, and both are indicative of mites. Repeated scratching can also cause blistering of the skin and may lead to bacterial or fungal infections. Make sure that you also check the area of the waistline, upper thigh, and especially groin. Check the presence of mites on the skin. Sometimes mites can be seen while sucking blood on human skin. Although this is unusual, it is worth checking for mites on your waistline, upper thighs, and armpit area. All sites have the same size, shape, and color of the body, which is the size of a poppy seed. Observe areas of skin that may be irritated. Observe areas of dark skin or calloused or thickened. A magnifying glass can be helpful, but not absolutely necessary.
By knowing the shape and nature of the mites, you are expected to do the above so that you do not experience dust mite bites.