Canine Sarcoptic Mange or Dog Scabies
Canine Sarcoptic Mange or Dog Scabies on Back
I received this ITCHY rash after rescuing a dog from a shelter. I started itching within 4 days after picking up the dog. The rash is REALLY bad on my breasts and sides, with a little on my upper thighs and knee area. I figured it was just a heat rash. I was VERY wrong! It is called Canine Sarcoptic Mange (Dog Scabies).
I searched the Internet for a few nights trying to figure out what I had. I found ABSOLUTELY ZERO pictures on the Internet of humans infected with this mite. SO, I hope my picture can really help someone out there trying to figure out what rash they have.
It was diagnosed as Sarcoptic Mange by the Vet. I went to the doctor and he said these mites CANNOT live on humans for very long, so don't worry, BUT you do have to get your dog treated otherwise they will keep coming back. If you have this you will find QUICK relief from a product called Sarna(buy it at Walmart for under $15). It takes away the itch immediately!
I also had the dog treated at the vet. They did a skin scrape and gave the dog a shot. I have to bring the dog back in 2 weeks for the second shot, which will kill the rest of the mites that hatch from the eggs already present.