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Tucker, GA

#1 Nov 28, 2012
What do I do
Info

United States

#2 Nov 29, 2012
The ONLY thing that kills scabies is PERMETHRIN and a Dr or Health Dept can give it
molly

Tucker, GA

#3 Nov 29, 2012
U will need to treat ur clothes and bending the same way as u would with lice.
bigmess

United States

#4 Nov 29, 2012
Everyone in your house should be treated. Its easy to spread and hard to kill. If you don't treat everyone you'll never kill it all. Also, if you have children that have visitation with another parent, the other parent should be treated and also treat their beds, sheets, clothes, and carpets. I have a step daughter and every time she comes back from visitation she's itching and has the spots. It's very hard to get rid of if you have children that stay at 2 different houses and the other parent won't comply.
fgh

Tucker, GA

#5 Nov 30, 2012
Supposedly it does spread very easily, but it has appeared in our household on two different occasions (years apart) and only one of six family members had it. So treating everyone isn't always necessary. But washing & drying bedding is a good idea. And ditto on the cream mentioned above. It works fast and very well. Also get rid of any stray animals hanging around or have your pets checked/treated.In both of our cases it was spread from animals.
nurse

Tucker, GA

#6 Dec 1, 2012
Actually, the scabies that infect humans can't be transmitted from animals.
There are is a lot of good information on the government's CDC web site, including how you get it and how you treat it. Hope this helps!
http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/scabies/gen_info...
fgh

United States

#7 Dec 1, 2012
Partially true- scabies from animals *can* be passed to humans. It can *not* continue its life cycle on/in a human host, but the mites can burrow into the skin and cause the same symptoms. While those mites will die off in a few days... if a human is in continuous contact with the infected animal... it is possible to continue picking up additional mites that will burrow and cause the symptoms. So... the animal will need to be treated to discontinue the spread of new mites and therefore the continuous symptoms of a mite infection in the human. :)
fgh

United States

#8 Dec 1, 2012
And that information is found in the link you provided as well. :)
Blues man

Tucker, GA

#9 Dec 1, 2012
Well said FGH....
You sound like one of the most intelligent people on here...
fgh

United States

#10 Dec 1, 2012
Not sure if that was kindness or sarcasm... but intelligent I am. However, not necessarily in the area of scabies. Lol. Just been there done that with the whole mite thing. Joys of living in the country and having children that will *not* leave the stray animals alone. 8-/
nurse

Tucker, GA

#11 Dec 2, 2012
I'm sorry, I assumed you understood what I meant by infected; being the mite uses a human host to sustain life and reproduce. When a human is actually infected, the little mite burrows under the first layer of skin, laying feces and eggs.
The scabies that infect animals cannot infect humans, meaning they can't survive on a human host. Therefore, this eliminates the need for a person to use permethrin because they cannot survive long enough to reproduce and continually live off a human.
fgh

United States

#12 Dec 2, 2012
nurse wrote:
I'm sorry, I assumed you understood what I meant by infected; being the mite uses a human host to sustain life and reproduce. When a human is actually infected, the little mite burrows under the first layer of skin, laying feces and eggs.
The scabies that infect animals cannot infect humans, meaning they can't survive on a human host. Therefore, this eliminates the need for a person to use permethrin because they cannot survive long enough to reproduce and continually live off a human.
I understand what an infection is. ;) Pretty sure you just repeated what I posted about the mite not completing a life cycle on/in a human... albeit in a grandiose manner that indicates perhaps you were a bit offended by my continuation/clarification of your original post.

I read your first statement as to say 'don't worry about the animals because you can't get it from them.' That comes down to a matter of (my) perspective while reading a post.

I was just adding clarification that sometimes it is the animals that need to be treated... because their mites could be the cause of the human's irritation/symptoms. My intention was not to be insulting.
fgh

United States

#13 Dec 2, 2012
And just to add... You originally said the mites can't be transmitted to humans... not that the human can't be infected. :)
nurse

Tucker, GA

#14 Dec 2, 2012
No, I'm not mad. I think we both made good points. Maybe our posts end up helping the original poster! Removing any stray animals nearby or getting their own pet treated might save them a trip to the DR and some money. Or if they haven't been able to get rid of the itching previously after already being seen and using permethrin, removing the animals may do the trick!
fgh

United States

#15 Dec 2, 2012
nurse wrote:
No, I'm not mad. I think we both made good points. Maybe our posts end up helping the original poster! Removing any stray animals nearby or getting their own pet treated might save them a trip to the DR and some money. Or if they haven't been able to get rid of the itching previously after already being seen and using permethrin, removing the animals may do the trick!
Exactly.:)
thanks

United States

#16 Dec 2, 2012
Thanks

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