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can you contact scabies from animals

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Silverman
Specializes in Infectious Disease
Rarely : Almost always human to human transmission but the host are mites do maybe you can get from them but very unlikely.
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Dr. Arlo Miller
14 years experience Dermatology
No : It is a human mite only. Animals do not carry it.

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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
2 different mites: Humans can transmit scabies which is transmitted by a sarcoptes scarbiei mite. Animals carry a different mite which can cause a form of mange.
A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Mites: Animals can contract sarcoptic mange from mites. Humans can contract scabies from the sarcoptes scarbiei mite. There are two different mites involv ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Change & shower well: Since scabies mites have to get from one infected person onto another person, and then burrow into the new person's skin, changing and showering can h ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
They just visit: Briefly - they will die off fast. Scabies mites that live on pets are different from the ones found on humans. But, mites on pets may be transmitted ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Silverman
Specializes in Infectious Disease
Unlikely: Human to human causes almost all infection ..Mites are the host so i guess if they survive on your sofa you might be able to get from that source.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Transmission. : Scabies can be spread by using the same bedding or clothing as someone who is infected with scabies. Scabies is usually spread by close physical cont ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Cured?: If you have both been treated and the problem eliminated skin contact should not be an issue.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Scabies: Scabies has the following:itching, especially at night rashes, especially between the fingers sores (abrasions) on the skin from scratching and digg ... Read More
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