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Doctor insights on: Dog Scabies On Humans

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Does animals scabies infest humans? Is there any chance ? Is it possible ?

Does animals scabies infest humans? Is there any chance ? Is it possible ?

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 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 more

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Scabies (Definition)

A skin disease caused by a mite infection. Symptoms include an extremely itchy, linear rash where the mite has ...Read more


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Where did scabies come from? Where did scabies originally come from? Has their host always been primarily humans or can they live in the wild? .

Hard to know: Scabies infestation has plagued mankind for thousands of years. We have skin mites normally on our bodies which we are not aware of, the "dust mite" until we get allergies. There are mites that live on other animals eg. Scabetic mange of dogs. Normally these do not live on people. Mites must have a living animal as their host as their eggs dry out after awhile and are no longer infectious. ...Read more

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Are feline scabies and canine scabie traferable to humans? If so, after how many days symtoms are seen in humans? Is this self limiting if not treated

Are feline scabies and canine scabie traferable to humans? If so, after how many days symtoms are seen in humans? Is this self limiting if not treated

Must treat the anima: These mites are able to survive and reproduce only on a specific species. Whereas human scabies requires treatment of the person, dog or cat scabies responds to oral ivermectin of the animal. When the animal is cured the human stops itching. The other way the human gets better is by avoiding the animal. ...Read more

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Can my cat spread the human scabies mite?

Can my cat spread the human scabies mite?

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 more

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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

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For how long can human scabies live on (be alive) a cat's or dog's body without any treatment? Do they need treatment?

For how long can human scabies live on (be alive) a cat's or dog's body without any treatment? Do they need treatment?

Scabies: Scabies is species specific. Human scabies can theoretically infect dogs and cats but they cannot complete their life cycle on dogs and cats. No need to treat dogs and cats for human scabies. Dog scabies or mange does not infect humans. ...Read more

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Can scabies live off dead skin cells deposited in carpet or mattresses longer than 72 hours without human touch? will Leaving house 3/4days help?

No: It is generally believed that they are not viable after 48-72 hours. Most cases of persistent scabies are from unsuccessfully treated or reinfection from a close contact. ...Read more

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My S/O family member is being treated for scabies, she has no symtoms but being treated. Is she contagious even if she has no lesions? stay away?

Relax: Even if the person you love is crawling with scabies, that's no reason not to snuggle up and be happy together. You can both be treated at the same time. Congratulations on your relationship and best wishes to you both. ...Read more

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What is scabies?

Scabies: Scabies is an itchy, highly contagious skin condition caused by an infestation by the itch mite sarcoptes scabiei. Direct skin-to-skin contact is the mode of transmission. ...Read more

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What are scabies?

What are scabies?

They are mites..: Scabies are mites! the one infesting human are called sarcoptes scabiei var hominis, and have been torturing mankind for over 2500 yrs, dating back to the roman times. They typically burrow under skin, lay their eggs, thus causing the burrows of inflammation and thus intense itching at times-easily treated, but often a missed diagnosis. If u r concernd/having burrow-rashes, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are scabies white.

Scabies: Scabies in people is cause by a mite called Sacroptes Scabieivar. Hominis.Scabies looks like lines of burrows on skin made w little mounds or blisters. They cause itching which is often worse at night. Although they can be anywhere on skin they like going into skin folds (waistline, axilla, breasts, between fingers, feet, wrists, knees, elbows,buttocks & genitalia. You aren't likely to see mites. ...Read more

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What are are scabies?

What are are scabies?

Infesting parasite: Scabies is a common infestation caused by the arthropod sarcoptes scabiei. The mite is transmitted via prolonged direct human contact. The main presenting symptoms include rash and severe itching. If you think you might have scabies, please see your doctor and get treatment soon! ...Read more

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How do u get scabies?

How do u get scabies?

Scabies: The scabies mite is a microscopic parasite that is passed from the skin of an infected person to another, usually by close physical contact. The mite only lives up to 3 days off the human body because it requires a very specific temperature to live and breed. ...Read more

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How serious is scabies?

Define serious: For the person who has it, it can cause horrible itching, but it's certainly not life threatening. The "serious" thing about scabies is that it's highly contagious, which can be a big problem in places like nursing homes, medical wards or group homes. ...Read more

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How do you get scabies?

Direct contact: Scabies is caused by the human itch mite. The symptoms are caused when the mite burrows in to your skin. You can acquire them through direct skin - to - skin contact - or from contact with infested objects such as clothing, furniture, or towels. You can not acquire this from animals. ...Read more

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How do I treat scabies?

Several : There are many treatments. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more

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How do you get scabies?

Transmission.: Scabies is usually spread by close physical contact. It can also be spread by using the same bedding or clothing as someone who is infected with scabies. ...Read more