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Irritating Human Parasites

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Humans tend to think of ourselves as separate to the rest of nature, somehow. It’s a strange part of the human condition—it’s why we think of ecosystems as things that exist in the wild, rather than as things that include us. It’s the reason why we get funny about spiders coming into our homes, and it’s why we may be pretty upset to learn that microscopic mites live on our faces and eat our skin.

There are more tiny bugs around than you realize—and some of them like to take up residence in, on, or around people. Some are completely harmless and can be washed away with soap and water, others are blood-suckers that will leave itchy, raised bites, and a select few can cause serious problems for their host. Here’s a quick look at some of the most notable human parasites.

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Did you know that there are small mites all over your face? Laci is here to discuss how they got there, what they’re doing on your face, and what makes this discovery so fascinating. Get 15% off http://www.domain.com's domain names and web hosting when you use coupon code DNEWS at checkout! Read More: Three things you didn’t know about the arachnids that live on your face http://phys.org/news/2014-08-didnt-arachnids.html “You are not alone. Your body is a collection of microbes, fungi, viruses… and even other animals. In fact, you aren't even the only animal using your face.” You Almost Certainly Have Mites On Your Face http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/08/27/you-almost-certainly-have-mites-on-your-face/ “Think of all the adults you know. Think of your parents and grandparents. Think of the teachers you had at school, your doctors and dentists, the people who collect your rubbish, and the actors you see on TV. All of these people probably have little mites crawling, eating, sleeping, and having sex on their faces.” Blepharitis http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/blepharitis/basics/definition/con-20024605 “Blepharitis (blef-uh-RI-tis) is inflammation that affects the eyelids. Blepharitis usually involves the part of the eyelid where the eyelashes grow.” Watch More: Your Gut Bacteria Is Bossing You https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGj8cB6hQME Is ‘Zero Calories’ Real? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiVwWaEmBhw ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Tara Long on Twitter https://twitter.com/TaraLongest Laci Green on Twitter http://twitter.com/gogreen18 DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com Download the TestTube App: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq
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Tapeworms are flatworm parasites that live in host intestines. Learn more about tapeworms in this health video.
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Roundworms are popular parasites in the animal world and can have debilitating effects on humans. Learn more about roundworms in this medical video.
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Fleas can occasionally live on people, but it's usually a secondary option after jumping off of a pet. Discover why washing the sheets will deter fleas from living on people with help from a pest control operator in this free video on flea control and extermination. Expert: Mark Govan Contact: www.A-B-C-Pestcontrol.com Bio: Mark Govan has more than 20 years of pest control experience in central Florida. Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz
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Watch more First Aid: When Nature Attacks videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/20942-How-to-Treat-a-Jellyfish-Sting As carriers of Lyme disease, ticks can be dangerous. Here's how to make sure you stay protected. Step 1: Remove with tweezers If you find a tick, never attempt to remove it by hand--use a pair of tweezers. Step 2: Sterilize tweezers Sterilize the tweezers by swiping them with a cotton ball soaked in rubbing alcohol, or by thoroughly washing them in soap and warm water. Step 3: Grasp tick's head with tweezers Press the tweezers as close to your skin as possible and grasp the tick’s head where it enters your skin. Do so carefully, and avoid crushing the tick’s body, which can release bacteria. Step 4: Pull tick away from skin Pull the tick directly away from your skin--do not attempt to twist or pry it out. Don’t panic if the tick’s mouthparts are left behind. Once the body is removed, it can no longer transmit bacteria. Tip Contrary to popular belief, trying to burn out the tick with a matchstick or smother it with petroleum jelly doesn’t work--the trauma causes it to release infected fluids into your skin. Step 5: Place into container Place it into a small, lidded container, such as an empty pill or spice bottle, and push a tissue in after it. Add a splash of rubbing alcohol to kill any bacteria. Step 6: Seal container & throw away Seal the container and throw it in the trash. Never flush a tick down the toilet--it can easily survive in water. Tip If you don’t have a small, lidded container handy, seal the tick in a small plastic storage bag or wrap it up in tape and throw it in the trash. Step 7: Clean area Thoroughly clean the area on your skin with soap and warm water, or rubbing alcohol. Did You Know? The superhero 'The Tick' was created in 1986 by a 17-year-old comics-store employee as a mascot for the store’s newsletter.
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Richard Ambrose and Jonny Phillips use a camera with 200x magnification to probe human hair and reveal an unwelcome inhabitant — head lice.
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Ringworm and diaper rash are both caused by types of fungi, and ringworm can cause the spreading of a ring-like lesion with a clearing in the center. Find out how diaper rash can cause redness, bumps and a cheesy substance with help from a practicing pediatrician in this free video on ringworm. Expert: David Hill Contact: www.capefearpediatrics.com Bio: Dr. David Hill is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and vice president of Cape Fear Pediatrics in Wilmington, N.C. Filmmaker: Reel Media LLC
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For More MONSTERS INSIDE ME video check out: http://animal.discovery.com/videos/monsters-inside-me-videos/?smid=YTAPC-YTD-PLP Imagine an insect growing in your skin and feeding on your blood. Meet the botfly, a relatively harmless yet horrifying parasite.
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As Pubic Lice enter Earth Juice, Chris reveals why they are facing an environmental disaster. And while one Dolphin befriends Sperm Whales, another is untangled by a diver. Finally in South Africa, Crocodiles are on the loose! Subscribe to Earth Unplugged -- http://goo.gl/VK1MH Earth Juice is your weekly guide to what discoveries are making our planet cooler. Chris Howard takes us on a whistle-stop tour of global discoveries from all corners of the world. Let's juice! Deformed Dolphin stills courtesy of Alexander D.M. Wilson /Aquatic Mammals. Dolphin and Diver video footage courtesy of Martina Wing -- Ocean Wings Hawaii, Inc. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EarthUnplugged Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/earthunplugged Google+: http://goo.gl/RKq6q http://www.youtube.com/user/EarthUnpluggedTV http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=earthunpluggedtv

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