Dog Mites: Human's vulnerable?

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Dog Mites: Human's vulnerable?

Post by Ed Lovel » Tue, 29 Jul 1997 04:00:00



My***er was diagnosed with mites and was given Ivermectin.  I suspect
I may have picked up a few mites myself.  Couple of questions:

Can a human catch mites from a dog?

If so:
1) What (more specific than "itching") would be the symptoms?
2) What would be the cure

Thanks!

Ed

 
 
 

Dog Mites: Human's vulnerable?

Post by Queensc » Wed, 30 Jul 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>My***er was diagnosed with mites and was given Ivermectin.  I suspect
>I may have picked up a few mites myself.  Couple of questions:

>Can a human catch mites from a dog?

>If so:
>1) What (more specific than "itching") would be the symptoms?
>2) What would be the cure

>Thanks!

>Ed

YES_ Some mites can be transfered to humans.Such as sarcoptic mites in
dogs but better know as scabbies in human beings.
You dont state what kind of mites your***er has?
Symptoms in humans are:
itching,redness,red bumps,lines under the skin.
Usually on the wrist,forarm,stomach or chest.
You need to get an RX from your Dr. , I hope this helps!
 
 
 

Dog Mites: Human's vulnerable?

Post by Kritter Keepe » Wed, 30 Jul 1997 04:00:00


Ed -
        There's lots of kinds of mites - hideous little beasties! Plants get
spider-mites. Chiggers (red-bugs) are mites.  Dogs get ear-mites, and
they also get several kind of skin "mange" mites.  I don't know about
all of the mange mites, but I do know (from a friend's experience) that
humans can catch at least one kind of mange mite from dogs - the
Sacrotopic mite (I killed that spelling) = "scabies" in humans.  It
itches like the *dickins*.  Red bumps that itch and itch and itch and
itch -- constricted skin (like your waistband) is a common area to catch
them.  My friend's puppy went through a rigerous dipping regiment.  Its
bed and the floors -- well, they practically sterilized the house.
Unfortunately, the kid who was doing the dipping thought the dip smelled
awful and rinsed it afterwards, thereby destroying most of the effect
... the entire family came down with itches.  But it did go away
eventually.  Supposedly (ha!) the mites can't breed on humans;
supposedly (ha! again) they itch for about 1-2 weeks on humans and
disappear.
        The m***of this story is -- they itch.  They can be***ed.  And
don't ignore them -- they won't get better by themselves.  And if you're
itching, imagine what your dog feels like!
        Good luck!
        (By the way, the pill is supposed to work better, but isn't usable on
collie breeds - the pup was part collie, hence the dip.)

Quote:

> My***er was diagnosed with mites and was given Ivermectin.  I suspect
> I may have picked up a few mites myself.  Couple of questions:

> Can a human catch mites from a dog?

> If so:
> 1) What (more specific than "itching") would be the symptoms?
> 2) What would be the cure

> Thanks!

> Ed