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Woman With ‘Itchy Eyes’ Harbors Eyelash Mites After Not Washing Pillow Cases For 5 Years

This should remind you to wash your beddings frequently.

There are times when you are too lazy or can’t bother to wash the beddings but this story of a woman in China might just prompt you to wash those sheets more frequently. The woman, known only as Xu, complained of persistent eye itching, which went on for two years.

Xu had been treating her condition only with over-the-counter-eyedrops, but two weeks ago, the symptoms reportedly worsened. Her eyes became drier and she started to have discharge, making her eyelashes stick together. As a result, she couldn’t open her eyes. Her family decided to bring her to the doctor once and for all, and there it was discovered that she has been harboring parasites on her eyelashes.

Xu was found to have about 100 mites living on her eyelashes.

Each eyelash is said to be home to as many as 10 mites.

Xu’s diagnoses were conjunctivities and blepharitis, or inflammation of the eyelid. The infection was likely caused by bacteria from the mite’s discharge. The doctor believes that Xu’s condition was due to lack of proper air flow in her room, and most importantly, poor hygiene. The woman reportedly admitted that she hasn’t washed her pillowcases for five years. It’s a nasty way to have an eye condition but the good thing is that Xu already made full recovery after she was given the right medication, reports stated.

It is not known what kind of parasite Xu had on her eyelashes but commonly, mites that reside in human skin are usually of the Demodex species – in particular, Demodex brevis and Demodex folliculorum. One can harbor these parasites and show no symptoms unless there are too many of them or if the person has a weak immune system.

Demodex mites reside in human hair follicles and cause no problems when kept under control.

To reduce severe infestation of Demodex mites it is important to observe good personal hygiene. Keeping yourself clean can help keep the mites at bay, and at the same time, keeps your skin healthy. In cases of severe infestation or if the mites cannot be kept under control, it’s best to visit a doctor.


28 Funny Photos of Cool Parents Taking Things Easy In Parenting

No. 9 is epic!

Being a parent is a big responsibility to take on since you’ll be making sure that your kid grows up to become decent human beings. But let’s not forget that parents are humans and they are not perfect. They still make a lot of mistakes and many continue to learn how to become a better parent each day.

For some parents, though, they have accepted the fact that there are things that they can’t control. These are cool parents who are taking things easy as they always find a solution to every mistake made. The result is hilarious and, at the same time, clever. Check out the photos.

#1. Clever solution to the absence of a hair tie.


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29 Funny Yet Creative Solutions to Everyday Problems

If it works, then it is not stupid!

I think we can all agree that “desperate times call for desperate measures.” Sometimes, we come to a point in our lives where we just have to be creative and practical in dealing with our problems. They may not be the best of solutions, but they're still important to do in one way or another.

This compilation is exactly what it means for the aforementioned quote. And if you think “tape is the only solution to all,” then you are right. Without further ado, here are the very people who resolved things using their wit.

#1. For starters...


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Mother Gives Birth To ‘Mermaid’ Baby Leaving Doctors Astonished

The mother admitted that she never had any scans during her pregnancy.

India had its second-ever 'mermaid' baby born with both the legs fused together. Sadly, the baby died just four hours after birth.

Mushuka Bibi, a 23-year-old woman from Kolkata, India, gave birth to a real-life mermaid baby, leaving doctors astonished.

The doctors were not able to identify the sex of the baby because of fused legs and an underdeveloped pelvis.


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