Can I give my scabies to my dog?

Can I give my scabies to my dog?

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Ryan

Knoxville, TN

#1 Feb 8, 2009
I believe I have been infected by scabies and now my dog has started shaking his head back and forth very fast very frequently. Faster than I've ever seen him do it before like he is trying to shake something out. An even bigger problem is he is scratching the inside of his ear until it bleeds and yelping the whole time he's doing it. It's like what I am doing. Itching til I almost bleed because thats just how bad it itches. Is this a case of your dog getting scabies from you? All I keep reading is about how dog scabies cant live long on humans, but what about human scabies on a dog?

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panicked in Florida

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#2 Feb 8, 2009
Ryan wrote:
I believe I have been infected by scabies and now my dog has started shaking his head back and forth very fast very frequently. Faster than I've ever seen him do it before like he is trying to shake something out. An even bigger problem is he is scratching the inside of his ear until it bleeds and yelping the whole time he's doing it. It's like what I am doing. Itching til I almost bleed because thats just how bad it itches. Is this a case of your dog getting scabies from you? All I keep reading is about how dog scabies cant live long on humans, but what about human scabies on a dog?
Hes got ear mites maybe that's what you have. You should take him to the vet.
There are tubes you can buy and squeeze into his ears. I read the directions and it said that ear mites have a brownish discharge or something. Anyway the tubes are only about 5bucks.
Ryan

Knoxville, TN

#3 Feb 8, 2009
The only issue with that suggestion is that I had symptoms of scabies a long time before my dog starting showing symptoms of ear mites. My symptoms started almost 4 weeks before my dogs. Now it could be coincidence that my dog acquired ear mites at the same time I have scabies. This seems unlikely though. Is it possible that my scabies could be acting like ear mites to him? Also everything I've read about ear mites says they dont affect humans, and I am definitely affected by these things badly.
Joe

Hollywood, FL

#4 Feb 9, 2009
Ryan wrote:
The only issue with that suggestion is that I had symptoms of scabies a long time before my dog starting showing symptoms of ear mites. My symptoms started almost 4 weeks before my dogs. Now it could be coincidence that my dog acquired ear mites at the same time I have scabies. This seems unlikely though. Is it possible that my scabies could be acting like ear mites to him? Also everything I've read about ear mites says they dont affect humans, and I am definitely affected by these things badly.
You probably both have mites, and whose to say they are sarcoptic scabiei var homis or sarcoptic scabiei var canis or bird mites or rodent mites. but, the cure is the same, ivermectin injections for the dog, or revolution twice a month for the dog. and you can take ivermectin orally and use permethrin cream 5%. I wash my dog with head and shoulders in the blue bottle selinium sulfide contains. and give her ivermectin orally. the ivermectin helps, but we can't shake it. yeah, she has your mites now, so you have work to do. please do a search on this forum on treating pets, treating dogs, ordering links, etc. sulfur.... be careful with permethrin.... if you use it too much, it can be toxic for both you and the dog, and no way do you use permethrin on a cat.
Joe

Hollywood, FL

#5 Feb 9, 2009
Ryan wrote:
I believe I have been infected by scabies and now my dog has started shaking his head back and forth very fast very frequently. Faster than I've ever seen him do it before like he is trying to shake something out. An even bigger problem is he is scratching the inside of his ear until it bleeds and yelping the whole time he's doing it. It's like what I am doing. Itching til I almost bleed because thats just how bad it itches. Is this a case of your dog getting scabies from you? All I keep reading is about how dog scabies cant live long on humans, but what about human scabies on a dog?
i found some liquid benadryl for the really bad itchie spots. it helps. also, wipe up those mites off of everything you touch, computer, floor, table, the floor, did I say the floor? you may want to use an air mattress instead of a regular bed. the less covers, the better. wash everything in 130 water.
chi

Portland, OR

#6 Mar 3, 2010
the question was still not answered ....i found out today that i may have scabies i recently had contact with my best friends beloved pup... should the dog be taken to the vet?

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Joe

Hollywood, FL

#7 Mar 3, 2010
chi wrote:
the question was still not answered ....i found out today that i may have scabies i recently had contact with my best friends beloved pup... should the dog be taken to the vet?
yes, and let the vet know what's going on. he can prescribe revolution for the dog. It is prescribed, for sarcoptic mites, once every two weeks, until the mites are gone. There are other meds, too, which can be given to the dog for sarcoptic mites. Dogs are not the natural host for human scabies, but they can be infested by you.
Pokadot Patty

United States

#8 Mar 3, 2010
Ryan wrote:
The only issue with that suggestion is that I had symptoms of scabies a long time before my dog starting showing symptoms of ear mites. My symptoms started almost 4 weeks before my dogs. Now it could be coincidence that my dog acquired ear mites at the same time I have scabies. This seems unlikely though. Is it possible that my scabies could be acting like ear mites to him? Also everything I've read about ear mites says they dont affect humans, and I am definitely affected by these things badly.
Yes they can pick up human scabies.
No there will not be any tunneling or egg laying on them, but the mites still "test" bite them, ride around on them, and make them miserable.
The best course would be to take them to the Vet, tell him what you suspect is going on, let him take a look (to make sure there are no other problems) and tell him you do not want mites getting blood meals from your dog.
Be sure to tell him how uncomfortable your dog is.

There are a lot of new pet medicines available that aree affordable.

Hope this helps,
Patty

Since: Feb 10

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#9 Mar 4, 2010
My pets (dogs and cats) and I all got cheylatiella, which is a rabbit mite. I have no rabbits. They were diagnosed as scabies on me, and I went through scratchy hell for 9 months. I didn't start getting better untill the animals were treated as well as myself. My cats were shaking their heads and scratching their ears, as well as sneezing and chewing their feet. Ivermectin and Promeris are some heavy hitting mite medicines for dogs. I would treat yourself, your house and your dog for a month if possible. And if it is human scabies, it can still survive for a number of days on your dog, then reinfect you. In either case, it is in your best interest to treat your dog.
Vizio

Thorntown, IN

#10 Mar 20, 2010
itchygirl,

once you found out about the cheylatiella, how did you treat yourself? did you use perm after this? I was going to do the iver horse paste.
Pokadot Patty

United States

#11 Mar 23, 2010
itchygirl wrote:
My pets (dogs and cats) and I all got cheylatiella, which is a rabbit mite. I have no rabbits. They were diagnosed as scabies on me, and I went through scratchy hell for 9 months. I didn't start getting better untill the animals were treated as well as myself. My cats were shaking their heads and scratching their ears, as well as sneezing and chewing their feet. Ivermectin and Promeris are some heavy hitting mite medicines for dogs. I would treat yourself, your house and your dog for a month if possible. And if it is human scabies, it can still survive for a number of days on your dog, then reinfect you. In either case, it is in your best interest to treat your dog.
Itchygirl,
A friend of mine has concerns about her dog and the cheylatiella mite.
It has all the symtoms, but Vet can't find mites.

You posted a link to a Pet Derm discussion on the subject.

I can't find it and I would like to send it to her (for her to show her Vet)

Thanks,
Patty
Joe

Hollywood, FL

#12 Mar 23, 2010
company for years for hunting dog meds. I have used the Australian company for flea meds for about six years now. No problems. Shipping is about two weeks, though. This is where I bought my Sentinel after the stuff from the vet ran out. The dosage for mange is high though, and expensive. See the first Cheylatiella article for more info. Sentinel for cats and dogs is the same. The vet derm gave me Sentinel for dogs for all of my animals.

Animal mite infestations in humans:

ttp://vetmedicine.about.com/gi /o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&s dn=vetmedicine&cdn=homegar den&tm=6&f=20&su=p 284.9.336.ip_&tt=2&bt= 0&bts=0&zu=http%3A//ww w.vetcontact.com/en/pdf.php%3F k%3D35

Cheylatiella and treatments- cats and dogs:

http://www.showboxer-l.com/mites.html

http://veterinarynews.dvm360.com/dvm/Veterina ...

http://veterinarynews.dvm360.com/dvm/Medicine ...

Mange treatment with iver, etc.- dogs:

http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/depts-vcpl/

http://www.vetinfo.com/ddemotreat.html

http://www.boston-terriers.com/demodex.htm

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Joe

Hollywood, FL

#13 Mar 23, 2010
Dee

Hobart, Australia

#14 Jun 26, 2012
Seems I have the same problem, I thought I was getting the mites from my dog, have tried many remedies,peroxide with borax, did well initially,all head lice treatments, natural and chemical. on both of us. I use a nit comb on both of us, cant believe how many mites come off my dog, shampoo with pinetarsol weekly , use baby oil in ears, clean every day. has reduced in ears, but at least once a week more appear.mites go to corner of her eyes when dying or dead. quite visible,spent $600 at vet, useless waste of money, cant give ivermectin injection as cattle dog. cant tolerate the drug. what to do? am desperate
Carrie

Gig Harbor, WA

#15 Jul 16, 2012
Ryan wrote:
I believe I have been infected by scabies and now my dog has started shaking his head back and forth very fast very frequently. Faster than I've ever seen him do it before like he is trying to shake something out. An even bigger problem is he is scratching the inside of his ear until it bleeds and yelping the whole time he's doing it. It's like what I am doing. Itching til I almost bleed because thats just how bad it itches. Is this a case of your dog getting scabies from you? All I keep reading is about how dog scabies cant live long on humans, but what about human scabies on a dog?
A human CAN get scabies from their pets... it is a type of mite that will affect the ears first on the pet then travel along the face and up the spine.. it is super contagious and hard to get rid of// the mites cause irritation especially in the weak or challenged immune system of older or unhealthy dogs.. the skin becomes raw and itchy and drives them crazy.. the mites burrow in the skin and lay eggs then die ..the babies hatch and feed on the follicle causeing hairloss and it spreads quickly.. the human can get them easily especially on the head.. being misdiagnosed by your doctor is commom.. but your vet will know if the pet has scabies/mange... and make no mistake you can get it and it is tough to get rid of.. if you think you have them and are prescribed ,meds other than Ivertin for humans you are in for a long hard road.. cleansing with a mixture of teetrea oil and shampoo twice daily will work but you have to do your head too.. then use gold bond on your hands and feet being careful to put between toes and fingers.. use vicks vapor rub on your body after your bath..i get it at the dollar store and make sure not to put on your face..instead use oilve oil and lavendar oil if you can get it.. then after showering coat your hair in olive oil and sleep with it on there... repeat this for about a month everyday and you will be ok.. it is a cycle with the mites on your skin .. it takes a while to wipe em all out but it works..trust me.. i know first hand... dont miss a day of washing your hair and using the vicks in the morning and night..it will become rutine.. and treat your dogs with Revolution the only pet flea med that kills mites.. treat them every two weeks for 2 months and then every month after that... so olive oil.. teetrea oil mixed in your shamppoo and then olive oil on the head.. and the gold bond is a life saver... good luck and dont believe from anyone tht you cant get scabies from pets or visa versa.. with dogs it is called mange and humans scabies... good luck
Carrie

Gig Harbor, WA

#16 Jul 16, 2012
Oh and I forgot to say ..use the teetrea oil shampoo to wash your entire body.. leave it on for a bout a minute.. I am telling you ..this works.. but coat your hair well with oilive oil...and if you can use apple cidar vinegar on your hair as a rinse it brings the PH balance back to normal on your head..plus you will have super shiny hair..!
Me Too

Murrieta, CA

#17 Jul 16, 2012
Ryan wrote:
I believe I have been infected by scabies and now my dog has started shaking his head back and forth very fast very frequently. Faster than I've ever seen him do it before like he is trying to shake something out. An even bigger problem is he is scratching the inside of his ear until it bleeds and yelping the whole time he's doing it. It's like what I am doing. Itching til I almost bleed because thats just how bad it itches. Is this a case of your dog getting scabies from you? All I keep reading is about how dog scabies cant live long on humans, but what about human scabies on a dog?
The dog most likely has ear mites. They are known to infect the skin as well. It is possible that you are sharing mites. You can buy ear mite medicine over the counter. Some people claim that the mites that animals have are different that what humans get....this isn't so...and I know from experience.
Luke

Cleveland, TN

#18 Oct 18, 2012
I recently had scabies but before my dog was itching on his back but it's to the point now of where he is bleeding and I did a treat ment on my self but could he have it they did a scrap test on him about 3 weeks ago an it didn't come back positive so I'm just curious of what this could be he does have skin allergies but it has never been this bad
Louise Ann Uk

UK

#19 Nov 8, 2012
Still got the scabies :-( Trying Everything! Got it under control but cant get rid of it! Today I am having my hair (roots) bleached blonde and its killing me! I can feel them all in my hair, coming out of there holes and trying to crawl around. Its very uncomfortable!!! We have spent pounds on products and countless time cleaning. What more can we do? The doctors dont make too much of it cause we are not covered!!! When will this nightmare end?:-(
Dermo Dan

Leduc, Canada

#20 Apr 14, 2013
My wife got mis-diagnosed by the family doc in Canada for over 4 years calling it exema which docs do out here when they don't have a clue and can't be bothered to sort you out. Steroid cream as usual which controlled the itch but it got worse. Fell upon scabies whilst researching teatree oil. Did an experiment on myself, I had scabies, rubbed copious amounts of teatree oil on suspect area and left for 10 mins. Did the same on the wife, she had Norwegian/crusted scabies, both witnessed tiny black dots escaping from our skin, GROSS!
Our poor puppy has no fur left on her chest, evolution on standby. Apparently "neem" oil is an effective natural pesticide and can be used for cleaning and treatment of many parasitic ailments.
Do some research on pure neem and find out the possibilities.
I hope everybody finds a good solution, this infection is awful, especially for our furry friends. 

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