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How Do You Contract Scabies
My coworker has had scabies for a month and refuses to get treated knowing she contracted them. She insists they will die on their own. Totally false?
Can i get scabies from contact with a wild animal? Are there any animals that can contract scabies? I heard that house pets cannot, is this true?
Yes. Stay away: Scabies is contagious and can be caught by contact with someone who has it or comming in contact with their clothing, beddings, towel, furniture, etc. Scabies is caused by a mite which usually dies in a few days if it does not come in contact with human skin. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
How is scabies contracted? I heard that there was a breakout of scabies in a retirement home down the road. How is this condition contracted?
Not uncommon: Scabies is not that easy to catch but it is common worldwide. It is passed in close home quarters and with sexual contacts via skin to skin contact. Female mites move 2.5 cm/ minute but do not jump or fly. After exposure, mites can enter skin within 30 minutes. A person with scabies needs 20 minutes sustained contact to transmit mites. Infected clothing or sheets as source uncommon but possible. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Family & I contracted scabies from our dog.Can we use sulphur soap to help get rid of them?How long should it stay on in the shower?Safe for 1yr old?
Yes, but only kills: live mites. Animal scabies mite does not reproduce on the human host, so a few days should take care of it. For human to human scabies, the sulfur soap will not kill the eggs, so the treatment will have to be repeated for several weeks. I recommend pymethrin lotion applied overnight and repeated in a week. It is safe for infants over a year old. See the label on one product: http://www.cuticareproducts.com/scabies_treatments_s/1820.htm ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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