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Body Mites Treatment
What kind of scabies mites live on pets ? And what kind lives on human ? Can a pet be infested with the human mites ?
Mite Type: Dogs can develop canine scabies caused by sarcoptes scabiei canis. People can be infected by sarcoptes scabiei hominis. Scabies infestations in wild animals ; other domestic animals come from different sarcoptes scabiei subspecies. To the best of my understanding mites of one subspecies will die fairly quickly when they attach to a different type of animal. ...Read more
Over-the-counter: Drug stores have over-the-counter creams that have no "medications" like skin anesthetics, to relieve itching. One can consider the creams containing some type of menthol to be herbal. Such creams and oils have be used for many years, maybe even centuries. The ones in stores now are just the modern versions of them. Sometimes, general itching is due to internal disease, so a doctor should check. ...Read more
KILLING BITING MITES: SORRY, NO "NATURAL" WAY.Get a more detailed answer ›
Doubtful: Animals ; pets carry different scabies mites. Scabies mites that live on pets are different from the ones found on humans. But, mites on pets may be transmitted to you from an infested pet. They can burrow under your skin resulting in itching. This type of mite will not reproduce on you ; should die within several days. You won't require medication but your animal needs to be treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bumps on my scalp, not responding to abx treatment, prescribed! What type of treatment will kill parasitic infestations, under the scalp? Help!
3step Multi-approach: Scabies is a common skin infection and it's spread by direct contact with the scabies germ. #1the best treatment is prevention of contact when possible. #2however, once infection has occurred, the next step is to treat with one of several scabicide (scabies-killing) creams as per provided instructions. #3treatment's not complete however until exposed clothing, bedding etc. Have been cleaned, too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO!!!!: Look up demodex. Most adults and many children carry them. The older you are the more you have. They rarely if ever cause any symptoms. No antibiotics are used for this, but sometimes permethrin cream is used. In case of scabies, they protect their territory and repel scabies mites from the face and scalp. You need to stop the enormous dose of folic acid, take Vitamin B12 instead. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Trombiculidae: Itching can be helped with topical corticosteroids and antihistamines as well as hot showers or baths. In cases of severe dermatitis or secondary infection with chigger bites, a doctor should be consulted. Some apply petroleum jelly or painting nail polish over the chigger bite under the false belief that the nail polish will suffocate the chiggers under the skin, but it does not work that way. ...Read more
Transport: Because they are nocturnal it would be more likely that they would be transported in the crevices of your clothing, your luggage, on bedding, second-hand furniture etc. They hide in crevices during the day. At night they are attracted to the carbon dioxide that humans exhale as well the warmth emitted by our bodies. It comes out to feed on our blood. They can go a year without eating so they >. ...Read more
See below: Dog mange caused by demodex mites is not considered to be highly contagious to humans with strong immune systems, but mange caused by sarcoptic or cheyletiella mites is extremely contagious to all humans. When passed to humans, sarcoptic mites may cause mosquito like bumps or a full blown scabies infestation of the skin. Cheyletiella mites can cause itchy rashes and remain on human skin for extended period ...Read more
Are bird mites contagious and can they live on human host? Is there a cream to use to kill them off your body?
Is dog flea and tick medicine, the kind that gets rid of fleas, ticks, lice and others ok for humans to use?
Scalp bugs?: Why are you asking? Have you seen a doctor? You should be seen. A dermatologist would probably be best. ...Read more
Combination: Use dust mite covers on pillows and mattresses, hypoallergenic pillows, latex mattress, use a hepa vacuum cleaner, vapor steam cleaner, try a quality air purifier, dehumidifier, good filters for the furnace & anti-allergen carpet cleaner (best not to have carpeting). 0h - were you asking about med tx - talk to your allergist about desensitization shots. ...Read more
Scabies Treatment: It requires effort to get rid of scabies. 1st, you ; all members of your household need to be treated. Ivermectin is an effective medication for treating scabies. 2nd, clean (ie. Hot water in machine) clothes, bedding ; towels you've come in contact w). There may be things like pillows that can’t go in the wash. Place them in a big plastic bag ; tie it up. Keep it in there for 48 hours because. ...Read more
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