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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
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
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?
If i have been cured of scabies, is it possible for me to transmit the disease still? Are the mites still under my skin?
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does saltwater kill scabies mites, when they aren't in the skin? for example if they are in a wetsuit?
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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