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Treatment for rashes caused by flea bites from dogs - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   our new pup is being treated for a skin condition (probably parasites) my family, including children, are experiencing various type rashes, the Dr. today insisted you could get only flea bites from dogs - not scabies etc. I am afraid of reinfecting the dog or giving it to the vulnerable children I work with. Do I try to treat my family myself? - time is of the essence.
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   hi
Doctor :   yes, your doctor is right
User :   can you advise?
Doctor :   dogs do not transmit scabies
User :   what do you mean he is right?
Doctor :   than it could be a allergic reaction to the dandruff
Doctor :   i mean scabies not transferred by dogs
Doctor :   but the fleas could be a chance
User :   that is not what a lot of literature says they cannot reproduce on people but can be transmitted and cause a rash and remain for several weeks
User :   sarcoptic mange canis is the exact term in dogs
Doctor :   yes, but its sarcoptic scabii which infests in humans
Doctor :   Scadiei*
Doctor :   Scabiei *
User :   do you know what you are talking about?
Doctor :   I am sorry , am i confusing you ?
Doctor :   ok i am sorry , i will put it in clear way now
Doctor :   the rashes you are experiencing couldly be due to regular fleas infesting the dogs , dandruff or even scabies mites
User :   you have wasted my money i want it returned
Doctor :   the chances of scabies being the issue is less as the mite infesting humans resides on the dogs but do not multiply on them
Doctor :   Yes, surely i will get you the refund
Doctor :   but first let me try to get your query clearly
Doctor :   and will try to help
User :   the mites were on the dog first and then came to us! I want to treat them on us so as not to reinfect the pup or anyone else!
Doctor :   ok, i now get it
Doctor :   Have you tried Permethrin ?
Doctor :   Blanket therapy with permethrin is the solution here
Doctor :   and for the pup you can consult a veterinarian , where he may suggest benzoyl benzote for the same
Doctor :   i am sorry , i got your question wrong
User :   as i said at the start the vet has already begun treating the pup
Doctor :   i was confuse , thinking you were asking the reason for the rashes
Doctor :   yes, when you used the word flea for scabies i got confused as its a mite actually
Doctor :   And i am sorry again for the confusion i will get you a refund for sure
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