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  • #61499
    bass
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    Hi my sister has an English setter who’s suffering badly with harvest mites,she’s been to the vet and the vet says there’s nothing to get rid of them only a frost will kill them, she’s  given her some cream to relieve the itching and has been told to try and pick them out which is hard as they are so small, has anyone any idea on what to use to get rid of them as the itching is driving us all mad many thanks

    #80889

    I’m sure thats not true! i’ve had mites remember and my horse suffered from about 4 different kinds there are all sorts of treatments and harvest mites are very very common, i’m sure there is something to clear it up.

    #80890
    kizkiznobite
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    ooo chiggers – nasty little gits – poor dog, brose got attacked when a pup – the problem is the itching they cause and the the secondary infections – which is what the cream is for – the dogs needs bathing in a standard insecticidal shampoo and then again about 7 days later then again about 14 days later – they infest humans too – i remember them well  ::) all clothes and bedding washed, a good hot bath or shower and coal tar soap – calamine and witchazel is what mum used on us and the dogs – tell sis to keep away from the infected area and she may well have to treat the garden too if the dog has been out there – feed the dog some garlic and give an immune boost – i use vit e and selenium – they also carry bugs nasty nasty yuk

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    #80891
    bass
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    Hi again the vet told my sister they only lived on dogs and did not transfer to humans, thats a bit of a concern if they don’t as she has three young children and I’ve been visiting with my kids and doggy,is it true there’s no treatment as I said the vet said only a frost will kill them , I thought perhaps wrap some ice in a hankie and apply it to the areas that itch and maybe the ice will kill them, anythings worth a try, thanks again

    #80892
    kizkiznobite
    Member

    noy go on humans? if they are chiggers they sure can 🙂 the dog needs a bath

    #80893
    bass
    Member

    I’ll let her know, I’m thinking perhaps she didn’t tell me they spread as my poor doggy’s just getting over ear mites. thanks

    #80894
    kizkiznobite
    Member

    different breed but immune boosts will help 🙂

    #80895
    Anonymous
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    How about Benzyl Benzoate?  Used to work 40 years ago.

    #80896

    Trust me they are definitely transferable between animals and people, this quote is from the Patien UK Website, doesn’t say much but there is loads and loads of info in web about them.  The treament i had to use was a cream version of the head lice type treament and as kiz said its a repetative treament, 1 week, 2 weeks then monthly for a couple of months.  If the kids get them they will know because the really really itch.  BUT my horse vet did say they are not that easy to get by people, out of the 3 of us looking after our horse it was only me that got them and that was because i was doing all the hands on treament and didn’t wear gloves because i didn’t know at that time people could get them (neither did my dog vet or my Dr).

    Oh and anti histamines did help with the tiching a little.

    Harvest mites (Tromboculidae) In Britain during late summer, larvae of the harvest mite (Neotrombicula autumnalis). These are tiny and often not noticed. They attach under tight fitting clothes, feed and then detach causing itchy lesions that are sometimes bullous.

    Infestation
    Scabies Caused by chronic infestation with Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis. Adult female mite burrows through the epidermis laying eggs. These burrows may be 1cm in length. More common in overcrowded conditions and outbreaks can occur in nursing homes and hospitals. Usually acquired by close contact. Usually presents with pruritus appearing approx. 1 month after infestation. May be worse at night and after a hot bath or shower. Burrows usually found in web spaces between fingers and on wrists but can be widespread. Often signs of excoriation and possible secondary infection. Diagnosis can be confirmed by microscopic examination of scrapings from affected area especially between fingers. In immunosuppressed patients, are prone to Norwegian scabies with crusting lesions accumulating over hands, feet and other sites including eyebrows. Treatment is by topical application of malathion or permethrin including treatment of close contacts.

    Oh i had the scabies laughs

    #80897
    Anonymous
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    Benzyl is the treatment for scabies.

    #80898

    http://www.pdsa.org.uk/File/fleasmitesliceticks.pdf#search=%22harvest%20mite%20treatment%22

    I used the methalon or whatever its called for mine, took about 6 months to clear us, but harvest mites are not anything near as bad i don’t think.

    #80899

    i know i’m being dense but i recognise the name benzyl? what esle is it used for?

    #80900
    Anonymous
    Guest

    It is the treatment for human and canine scabies.  But it does actually kill everything that crawls – like cheyletiella.

    #80901
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Never without it  😉

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    How about Benzyl Benzoate?  Used to work 40 years ago.
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    #80902
    juliemac2008
    Member

    Is Benzyl safe to use on my 2 poor Westies who have got this orange warty rash from the ”chiggers”. I hope its not poisonous, what if they lick it ? Please help !

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