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What it scabies and how is it treated? I have a dog and 2

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What it scabies and how is it treated? I have a dog and 2 cats. Could I have gotten it from them?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

Hi. Yes you could have gotten scabies from your pets but people without pets can get them too and they are tiny parasitic insects. The permethrin is usually very effective although the itching can continue for over a week even after all the insects are killed. If your symptoms persist beyond that point you'll need prescription oral ivermectin to clear things up

Let me know if you need more information please