pet health


Question by  EthanJS (2)

Can mites go from dogs to humans?


Answer by  Molae06 (1467)

Mites stay on dogs because their blood is hotter than humans. Unlike fleas, mites will only affect a dog, but they should be treated by a vet as this is a rather irritating parasite for a dog to have to endure. Mites tunnell into the skin and can cause infections.


Answer by  Lottadogs (1258)

Ear mites do not live on humans. Sarcoptic mange mites and Cheyletiella mites can short term infect a human's skin causing itching, irritation and perhaps a rash but they cannot survive or reproduce on humans. Using a shampoo or wash designed to eliminate human lice infections can help clear up any short term irritation from the dog mites.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

In rare cases they can. Most often they only transfer between animal to animal. If you think you've gotten mites there is some good news for you. Mites cannot live in the human body very long and will die.


Answer by  lmm30 (294)

dogs can not give ear mites to humans but some skin mites can be transmitted to humans as well as other animals


Answer by  aggiesan (314)

Sarcoptic mites can go from dogs to humans, it cause itchiness and redness of the skin similar to dogs, demodex mange on the other hand is not passed to humans as this burrow under the dog's skin and feeds on dogs fats. For the other mites be careful of it because you might get it.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

It all depends on what kind of mite it is you can wither call your doctor or your vet they would be able to better tell you.

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