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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
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
5% permethrin cream: This cream is available by prescription and can be used in children as young as 2 months. The cream should be massaged into the skin from scalp to legs and left on overnight, rinsed off in the morning. All household contacts should be treated. Then wash all your clothing and bedding in hot water. You may need to repeat the cream in 1 week if itching persists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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