“Nik Nik” or Sand Mite Bites – Why You Should Worry About Them on Your Next Beach Trip

Nik Nik or Sand Mites are tiny crustaceans that live in beach sands. Bites from sand mites can cause itchy and painful rashes, fever, and sand mite-borne diseases like the following:  Cutaneous leishmaniasis Visceral leishmaniasis Sand fly fever Carrions disease Pappataci fever Vesicular stomatitis virus Zika Virus With the COVID-19 lockdowns that have taken place,…