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 Post subject: Scabies
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:55 pm 
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I don't know if its scabies or something else. It matches scabies description. On my arms and hands. Can they be passed to my birds, in case it's scabies?
There is a lot going on. My rabbit had cancer and just passed away. I have one more rabbit left who is very sad. I have had a lot of stress for the last several months. This is third occurrence of some sort of skin rash since April. The first one I thought was shingles outbreak. I didn't go to a doctor. When the second onset happened (and it looked not quite the same as the first), I did go to a doctor and she thought it was some sort of auto-immune rash.
This one matches scabies description. The only reason why I think it may not be scabies is because I had other rashes not long ago. So maybe it is stress related issue.
However, if it's scabies, should I be concerned about my birds? I use neem oil on top of it. Of course, I try not to touch anything that belongs to birds with my rash or the oil.



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 Post subject: Re: Scabies
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:14 pm 
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I'm sorry that you're having so much trouble. This link says that birds can get scabies: http://www.cfsph.iastate.edu/FastFacts/ ... asis_F.pdf

Scabies is caused by mites, and many mites are species specific, meaning that they only attack one kind of animal. So I would think that for your birds to get it from you, it would have to be a type of mite that bites both humans and birds. I don't know if there are any mites that do this.



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 Post subject: Re: Scabies
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:57 am 
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thanks Carolyn! its sad to see the forum in such inactive state :(



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 Post subject: Re: Scabies
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:44 pm 
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That's what happens when nobody comes around to talk lol. It's less work for me so I'm fine with it.



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 Post subject: Re: Scabies
PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:24 pm 
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Well you know what? I’m gonna stick around. I’m so impressed by your dedication, Carolyn. You honestly deserve so much more.


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 Post subject: Re: Scabies
PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:03 pm 
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Thanks!



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