Can People Get Mange?

School has started and with that comes the possibility of getting lice, however small that possibility might be. But do you ever think about getting mange, something we think about animals getting in their fur and skin? Can people even get mange from their pets?  Yes, they can, and the most common type of mange is called scabies.  OK, now most of us have probably heard of scabies even if we don’t know what it is.  Although it’s not real common, it does happen that people catch scabies from animals they are in close contact with.  So, if one of your pets gets mange then you need to look at mange remedies.  And be sure to wash all of your pet’s things thoroughly!

By the way, for those of you who don’t know what scabies is, it’s often been referred to as the “Seven Year Itch.”  It is a contagious skin infection caused by a tiny mite which is hard to see.  It burrows under the skin and makes a person miserable with itching (an allergic itch).  Archeological evidence shows that scabies was around in 494 BC, so it’s nothing new.

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