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What color are mites scabies?

What color are mites scabies?

Scabies: scabies are actually brown in color but cause a intensly itchy red papular rash as they burrow under the skin ...Read more

Mite (Definition)

Any of various small or minute arachnids of the order acarina that are often parasitic on animals and plants, infest stored food products, and in ...Read more


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Where do scabies mites usually live?

Circle of Hebra: Hands, armpits, chest, abdomen, waist, genitalia, buttocks, lower back. ...Read more

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Are there any OTC scabies mites killers?

No: The medications that kill scabies mites(scabicides) are by prescription. There are some OTC but none have been tested or approved for the treatment of scabies. ...Read more

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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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Please inform me how do you get scabies mites?

Catching scabies : Scabies is often caught from other people infested with scabies. Living in close quarters and sexual contact are common ways scabies is transmitted. ...Read more

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I have a question about scabies. Can scabies mites live on door handles and other inanimate objects?

No, not long: Scabies transmission requires close contact with an infected person, or sharing a bed, linens, or clothes. You don't get it by contact with doorknobs, house dust, etc. ...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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My son had scabies an now hes move out ive cleaning every where with beach im sacred in case I mite get it help Iam so paparanoid?

Scabies : This is usually transmitted by direct skin to skin contact rather than from inanimate objects. You can read more about this on www.medicinenet.com/scabies/article.htm ...Read more

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How to treat scabies and mites from skin?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Scabies (Definition)

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