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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?

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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What are some over-the-counter scabies mites killers?

Prescription meds: Med prescribed by health care provider are usually needed to treat scabies. Creams include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, & crotamiton. ...Read more

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If i have been cured of scabies, is it possible for me to transmit the disease still? Are the mites still under my skin?

If i have been cured of scabies, is it possible for me to transmit the disease still? Are the mites still under my skin?

Scabies: Once treated for scabies you are no longer able to transmit the disease. Often there is residual itching after treatment- that does not mean you still have mites under your skin. ...Read more

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My son had scabies an now hes move out how long does it take to go as hes just had a baby with his gf an if I hold baby I mite get it hisbeen treated?

My son had scabies an now hes move out how long does it take to go as hes just had a baby with his gf an  if I hold baby I mite get it hisbeen treated?

Relax: If he's been treated, and followed the regimen for cleaning his bedding and clothing, etc. you are safe. Congratulations on the grand-baby.. and hugs away. ...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

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What’s the best treatment for scabies mites?

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 more

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Scabies: new mites showing 5 hours after treatment? Is this normal?

Microscopic: Mites are basically invisible to the human eye. Lice , however , can be seen on the skin or hair. ...Read more

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Will rubbing alcohol made of ethanol kill scabies mites around the house?

Unlikely: Scabies mites do not survive more than 2-3 days away from human skin. Items such as bedding, clothing, and towels used by a person with scabies can be decontaminated by machine-washing in hot water and drying using the hot cycle or by dry-cleaning. Items that cannot be washed or dry-cleaned can be decontaminated by removing from any body contact for at least 72 hours. ...Read more

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Does saltwater kill scabies mites, when they aren't in the skin? for example if they are in a wetsuit?

Does saltwater kill scabies mites, when they aren't in the skin? for example if they are in a wetsuit?

YES: Mites do not "like" salt water and in fact salt water baths are used to treat scabies!!!! I would, however, note that wet suits should be CLEANED with antibacterial , antiseptic , agents if they are going to be "shared"...If you use a wet suit regularly you should own your own!! My opinion only!
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If I have scabies, can my dog spread the mites throughout my house? I'm in treatment but don't want my dog to spread the mites.

If I have scabies, can my dog spread the mites throughout my house? I'm in treatment but don't want my dog to spread the mites.

Yes- have it checked: Scabies can be spread on objects such as articles of clothing or bedsheets- therefore, these mites can be potentially spread on the coat of your dog. Have your dog checked out by a veterinarian and if need be, have your dog 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