Cat mange is contagious to humans

Cat at the vet

There are many diseases that affect cats, but the ones that usually concern those who live with them for the first time, are those of a contagious type such as scabies. However, the mites that cause it in our friends cannot live for very long in the human body, so the symptoms are different.

Still, the necessary measures must be taken to prevent both the cat and its caregiver from becoming infected, because both for one and the other it is a disease that can be really uncomfortable and difficult to cope with.

What is scabies?

Cat with scabies symptoms

You've probably heard of scabies. In fact, just by hearing this word we can immediately feel a strange tingling through the legs and / or arms. Because of this, I like to call it the 'itch disease', although it is not its popular name. An itch produced by parasites They belong to the same family as spiders. They burrow under the skin, where they dig tiny tunnels. They cannot usually be seen with the naked eye.

In humans, it is transmitted by direct or indirect daily contact, that is, by touching clothing and / or an infected person or animal. Scabies is spread very easily so it is very important that if any of your relatives (and / or animals) have been diagnosed with this disease, everything possible is done to avoid further infections.

Types of mange that affect cats

Scabies in cats

Mange in humans is not really very different from that which affects cats, as the symptoms are similar as you will see below. However, depending on the type of scabies our friend has, we will have to take some measures or others.

Thus, the mange that most affects cats is that produced by Cati notoedresCalled notohedral scabies. This parasite can only live in the body of the feline, so no matter how much it wants to live in the human body ... it will not cause us any harm or itching.

La demodectic mange, produced by the parasite called demodex canis which normally affects dogs, but can also affect cats. I have to tell you that one of my dogs had it as a puppy, and with the treatment given by the vet it was immediately cured. This type of scabies is not contagious to humans.

You must be careful with the cheiletiellosis and by the Ministry of Home Affairs of the Government of Spain with the ear scabies, since they could end up appearing some hives on the arms and legs.

Most frequent symptoms

Cat sick with scabies

In humans

In humans the symptoms are as follows:

  • Intense itching: Especially at night. Nobody likes to feel itchy, so our first reaction will always be to scratch ourselves. This is something that should be avoided since otherwise the sensation is likely to increase ... thus feeding a vicious cycle that could end with an infected wound.
  • Small eruptions: To heal them, nothing like putting on the cream and taking the medicine prescribed by the doctor. But if you need a treatment urgently, wipe the affected area with cotton moistened with liquid against lice, and you will see how little by little you will feel better.

In cats

In our furry companions the symptoms are varied:

  • Itching: you will see how the affected areas are constantly scratched, which will soon lose hair or look red and / or inflamed.
  • Wounds: cat nails can do a lot of damage, so due to constant scratching, wounds are one of the most common symptoms.
  • Excess dark earwax: in the event that it affects the ears, excess wax can cause otitis.

Treatment of scabies in cats

Cat with scabies wounds on the head

Scabies is a very easy disease to treat, but with a treatment duration that can be quite long. So much so that it is normally recommended to combine two treatments so that the quality of life of the animal returns to what it was. And, contrary to what it may seem, practically the same drugs that are used to treat scabies are routinely used to prevent infestation of fleas, ticks and internal parasites.

So, there is pipettes that, in addition to repelling the two most common pests, will also kill scabies mites. There are several brands, so your vet will give you the one that he considers best for your cat. But not only pipettes, but it is likely that you will give your friend tablets to fight disease from inside the animal's body. Another option is to give you medications through a vein, especially if you are very nervous or there is no way for you to swallow the pill.

To consider

Green eyed cat

As we have seen, there are different types of mange that affect cats. For safety, it is advisable for the animal to remain in a room until it has recovered.But beware, this does not mean that we have to stop caring for him: he is sick, and now more than ever he needs to feel loved.

And, how to give love to avoid infecting us? Well, very easy. It will be enough to put on gloves and wash our clothes every day, but not only the one we wear but also the one on the bed, such as blankets and sheets. In the event that there are small children and / or other animals at home, it will be convenient keep them separate from the sick cat. In this way, more family members will be prevented from becoming infected.

You have to be very patient because, as we said, scabies is a disease that can take time to cureTherefore, the specialist's instructions should be followed to get the situation to normalize as soon as possible.

We know it's easier said (or written) than done, but really, don't despair. Mange that affects cats is a disease that, detected early, is cured in a matter of days or, at most, weeks. During these days it is important that your furry knows that you love him so you have the energy you need to get back to being who you were.

Cheer up!

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  1.   irma fernandez arreola said

    I have 12 cats and five are two-month-old babies, but they filled me with scabies and I took them to vaccinate to see if they were removed, only that I have piketizas in my body and I think that is why.

  2.   Luis said

    Hello, I slept in a bed where my brother's cats sleep and after a few days my whole body began to itch. I have already tried Ivermectin on 2 occasions and a cream called Detebencil and the itching does not go away, the strange thing is that I have no spots or abrasions. Any suggestion? Thanks in advance. Greetings.

    1.    emilio jesus said

      My cat I think he has scabies, I take him to the vet and he confirms it, now I feel an itch all over my body, what can I do?

      1.    Monica sanchez said

        Hi Emilio.
        You can go to the doctor to get a check-up and prescribe a cream. Anyway, sometimes - I'm not saying that's the case - our body overreacts in these kinds of situations. Let me explain: when we have a cat with scabies, it may be that, because we are so concerned that we will end up being infected, we will begin to itch without actually having the disease. But, as I say, it doesn't hurt to pay a doctor's visit, just in case.
        A greeting.

  3.   katherine said

    I adopted a 3-month-old kitten and I got scabies, it was difficult to realize because it started on my face, and I read in several articles that it does not hit the face and that made me doubt, but if it infected my face, in one hand, in the back a little and in the arms mostly, the ideal is that you do not scratch anywhere, it itches a lot, but if you scratch it expands, it is like a plague,
    It starts as a normal itch, after one scratches as if it breaks the skin and there the bug lodges, a small pimple comes out which then comes out with pus or water, when one scratches that blister it bursts and that water or pus is the one that expands to other places and forms new granites and so on, that's why not scratching, sometimes it is impossible but try to remove it soon, first of all they prescribed sulfur asepxia soap, every time you have contact with the animal, wash immediately, you can bathe with this soap too, but not on the intimate parts, I am also using a cream called Crotamiton, one should bathe with hot water and then apply every 24 hours all over the body evenly from the neck to the feet and you have to apply it with circular movements until the cream melts on the body, the cream makes the pimples pop and dry, you have to be careful with the liquid that comes out of the pimple because that is the one that infects the other pairs body tests, also a veterinarian told me to bathe with launol or any shampoo for lice, I applied it in the shower as soap, I left it for 5 minutes and rinsed it off, the truth is that I took it off for several hours. itching, I still have scabies, but almost all my wounds are drier although they continue to itch.
    In addition to everything that one does in the body, you must change the sheets, bedding and clothing every day, these clothes must be boiled or washed with hot water, there is chlorine antibacterial colored clothes (in case they can use it it is better), then if they have a dryer even better, if they do not have, try to iron the clothes, thus they will kill the mite, they must vacuum their home well and make lisoform in the environment and in different places of the house.
    I hope my experience will help you

    1.    Marvin said

      Thank you very much, all your experience was of great help to me

      1.    Monica sanchez said

        Great, I'm glad it served you 🙂

  4.   Angelica Lizana Mayta said

    My cat has scabies, and when it scratches it throws off a lot of hair, I want to know if it is bad because I have a baby at home, please help me.

    1.    Victoria said

      Hi! Two days ago I picked up a kitten from the street, it must be about two months old. He has scabs and lack of hair in the armpits of both front legs, in the part between the leg and the body. But he doesn't scratch there or look irritated, could it be scabies? Or maybe something happened to him that hurt him there?

      1.    Monica sanchez said

        Hello Victoria.
        Sorry, but I'm not a vet. I recommend you take it to a professional, so that you can take a look at it and so you can stay more calm.

  5.   Bonnie said

    Get your baby away from that cat, it will catch it. I tell you from experience I had scabies and it was removed with burned car oil, it sounds strange but with that it was removed and it did not hurt my skin or anything. Greetings.

  6.   Laura said

    Hello, I have an old cat that I picked up from the street 5 years ago and suddenly began to get sick with diarrhea, they gave him medicine and he was getting better, but this past Saturday I took him to his doctor and I detected feline HIV or AIDS, he has always been very close to me but I would like to know if I have any risk with his disease, the truth may be that I sound ignorant but it scares me. Thanks .

  7.   Monica sanchez said


    Angelica: Cats with scabies have to be kept away from babies, and you always have to wash your hands when you touch them.
    Laura: feline AIDS is not contagious to humans. In this sense, it is like HIV that affects people: you can be with your cat calmly that nothing will happen 🙂.


  8.   Livestock World said

    Excellent article for those of us who love cats. I love your blog, I'll read later

    1.    J! M € N @ said

      My nephew has scabies and I am afraid that I will bring my cats. Is that possible?
      Also, how do I know when it is excess of black wax since I indicate that my cat may have scabies ……

      1.    Monica sanchez said


        Livestock World: we are glad you like the blog.

        J! M € N @: Yes, scabies can be spread from cat to human and from human to cat. For the sake of both it is better that they are separated until it is completely healed.
        If your cat begins to scratch more than usual, then it may be that he has been infected.

        Greetings 🙂.

  9.   Monica said

    Hello . I want to receive cat information. I have a 4-month-old cat and her tail is bare but on the tip. Will I have to consult with the vet? I would love to hear back

  10.   Monica sanchez said

    Hello Monica.
    Just in case, it is better to take her to the vet. It may be nothing serious, but the sooner you are put into treatment, the sooner you will recover.
    Greetings, and encouragement.

  11.   Stephanie said

    Hello Goodnight
    Yesterday I rescued a kitten from the street and I understand that it has zarna, it is next 1 month and I would like to know how I can know if it is zarna because it is peladito but he only crawls on one side and nothing else.

  12.   cam said

    How contradictory, first it says that it is not contagious to humans and at the end it says "how can we give it affection while avoiding contagion?" Obviously it is contagious, what the parasite needs is living tissue, it does not matter if it is from a cat, dog or human, so do not lie to people by making this dangerous parasite look harmless to people. This parasite is very difficult to eradicate since it adheres to clothes, beds and neither soap nor water remove it. It can not only cause irritation in humans but it even seriously infects the blood and can cause serious symptoms in people with low defenses. Please know that you have a love for pets but do not misinform. Isolate the animal, treat it and clean and disinfect all clothing, furniture, beds where the pet has been, otherwise the germ will be spread again.

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Cam, the article specifies that scabies is a very contagious disease and that it takes time to cure. So it is important to clean blankets, clothes, in short, the whole house to prevent the family from being infected. In addition, it is recommended (in fact, it is almost mandatory if we want both the affected animal and the others to be able to return to normal life) to keep the infected one in an isolated room.

      But he also needs affection. He cannot be isolated from the whole family 24 hours a day, or the sadness he would feel would make the situation even worse. Of course, we have to be well protected, and prevent, especially children, from approaching the cat until it has recovered.

      A greeting.

  13.   silvana said

    Hi how are things? I recently adopted a kitten that you can see that had scabies (I no longer have the kitten) and the ugly thing is that I stick my mites ... and my whole body itches, so far I have no hives and it has been a week that It itches me a lot ... I realized that the type of scabies she has is cheiletiellosis because the kitten had like dandruff on her fur ... and I myself saw mites on her body and mine ... the serious question, there is no treatment home to treat me without having to go to the doctor?

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Silvana.
      You can apply Aloe vera gel that you will find for sale in herbalists, perhaps even in a hypermarket or in pharmacies.
      Anyway, if the symptoms don't go away soon, see a doctor.
      A greeting.

  14.   silvana said

    Ah ok thank you very much… .I am going to try it .. what I just tried is to use alcohol vinegar all over my body, even my hair… it is the first application and it still bites me… is vinegar good for this type of scabies? According to I read in an article it says that only the mites go away, but other articles say no ... I don't know who to believe

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Yes, it can be effective. But it depends on each case: there are people who it can help, and there are others who cannot.
      Aloe vera gel or cream can help you.

  15.   Xavier Chavarria said

    My pleasure to meet you. Your article has been very helpful and also a cause of more concern for our family… 2 months ago we adopted a kitten that had been sleeping in our house. Three weeks ago she began to develop severe dandruff-like lesions with hair loss. He scratches with some regularity but it does not seem to affect him too much in that sense. Only a couple of times has he been hurt. At first the lesions were very small, today they cover an eighth of his back. The marks are whitish reaching dark gray, they tend to release something similar to dandruff, they do not present any bad smell. The cat seems to have gotten used to them, but they increase in size quite quickly and we have noticed new lesions on the neck and ears.

    Many people tell us that it is scabies and others that it may be a fungus. In our city we do not have a veterinarian, the closest is several dozen kilometers away, and the cat does not allow itself to be carried outside the house.

    I would like to know if these signs are enough to identify the problem or if we can send you photos of the injuries so that you can guide us in any treatment. I will be infinitely grateful for your help, as we have become very fond of the little animal; he already has his bed, junk, even his favorite flower pot where he sleeps in hot weather.

    Thank you very much.

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Xavier.
      Is there a member of the family (human) that has itching? If the answer is negative, it is probably a fungus. You can apply natural aloe vera gel all over your body; This way you will feel relieved and you will improve little by little.
      A greeting.

  16.   Xavier Chavarria said

    Thank you very much for your reply. Well, no human has felt itch or anything like that. Just today he has 3 new, small injuries. Two in one ear and one above the eyelid. It gives us the impression that the murriña is spreading in it.

    With aloe vera, will it improve and will we prevent more injuries?

    Sorry for the hassle and redundancy, but we are very concerned.

    We greatly appreciate your attention.

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Xavier.
      The most advisable thing would be to go to the vet, since fungi with natural remedies can be cured, but they take much longer.
      Even so, with patience and with Aloe vera, it can improve. 🙂
      Greetings and much encouragement.

  17.   cecilia said

    Good evening, two weeks ago we adopted two kittens (they are a month and a half old) then after two weeks I began to see that their ears were hairless, they scratched and lost a lot of hair, at the same time my 9 year old son A dotted aureole appeared on his chest that itches quite a bit. For all this, I took the kittens to the vet and gave them an injection just in case they have scabies, an ointment for ringworm, cephalexin, ah! and well. one of them has otitis.
    The truth is I am worried, since I am afraid that we will all catch it. The truth is that I do not know if they have scabies or not.
    What hygiene precautions should I have?
    I made a playpen for the kittens but they are close to the pieces, can scabies mites get into the pieces?
    I do not know what to do!

    Thank you very much

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello cecilia.
      You have to keep the house and everything in it always clean, and keep children away from cats until they recover.
      Mites are tiny, and unfortunately they can get anywhere.
      With the treatment that your vet gave them, this situation is sure to be resolved sooner than you think.
      Much encouragement 🙂.

  18.   Raul said

    Hello, good night, my cat, I think it has scabies since part of the coat no longer has it but I wanted to know if there are home methods that can serve to relieve the cat. I have read that with sulfur soap I will bathe it twice a week there are others.

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Raul.
      Sulfur can be very harmful to your cat. I recommend bathing him using Aloe vera gel, but it is preferable that a veterinarian gives him a treatment so that he heals as soon as possible.
      A greeting. 🙂

  19.   Raul said

    Hello, good night, sorry for the inconvenience again, but do some research on the application of violet and auto burn oil that can be applied to cure it, those products would also harm the cat and thanks and greetings :).

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Raul.
      Violet may do the trick, but burning car oil can be very harmful to your cat.
      a greeting

  20.   Verito Espinoza Yevenes said

    Hello, I have a cat that is full of scabs all over her body, she has not lost her hair only in the parts of the scabs where she has wounds because she scratches a lot, it has been the same for a long time, what I did notice is that I had a previous cat Mind and after sterilizing her, the same thing happened to her and the current kitten also sterilized and the same thing that you advise me happened?

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Verito.
      I recommend applying natural Aloe vera gel. It will relieve the itchiness, and you will feel better.
      Anyway, if it does not improve, it is better that you take it to the vet.
      A greeting.

  21.   Andrea Perez said

    Hello, 1 week ago I brought a kitten to my house I think it is 2 or 3 months old, it scratches its head and ears a lot and when it does it takes out white things, it also draws blood and I do not see fleas it has almost no hair in its ears , the tail is full of husk: white rasps have them on the skin and in the hair their hair does not shine. I am worried that it is scabies because suddenly it infects me or my other cat sometimes they scratch my legs and I have pimples. I want to take her to the vet but I have no money ... please help me, thank you very much.

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Andrea.
      You can wash it with natural Aloe vera gel, taking care that it does not get into the eyes, nose, mouth or ears. But it is a solution that may not be final. If it worsens, it is highly advisable to see a vet.
      A greeting.

  22.   stefy moral said

    My cats have little balls and when I take them out I get something like a bug and they scratch a lot, they can help me if it's scabies because I have them inside

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Stefy.
      It could be that they were fleas. Have you noticed if those balls are black? If they are not, then yes it could be scabies. In any case, I recommend using pipettes to eliminate fleas, ticks and mites. That way you won't have to worry and they will stop scratching.
      A greeting.

  23.   Flavia boglione said

    Hello, I don't know what to do ... my cat Luna, apparently she has fungus, she had a lot of hair on her neck, head and now she started on her back. The vet gave a pills but I do not see that it improves on the contrary. The worst thing is that I live in a small apartment with my 2 children and another kitten that so far has no symptoms. I don't know what to do ... being close is very difficult to avoid and my only option is to leave the pieces closed and let her eat and hide where she has been doing it ... I'm desperate and I don't want my children to catch it ...

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Flavia.
      If you can, try to get pipettes that fight both internal and external parasites (including mites). They are somewhat more expensive than the others, but they are very effective. You can also put Aloe vera cream all over her body except her face, once a day.
      If possible, keep her in one room until she improves.
      And if it gets worse, take her back to the vet.
      Cheer up.

  24.   Monica sanchez said

    Hi Devorah.
    You can put natural Aloe vera gel or cream on it, but it may take time to heal.
    A greeting.

  25.   Sabrina flynn said

    Today in the afternoon I was walking and I saw a dog, I began to caress her for less than a minute. Then I noticed that the dog had scabies. I got home and washed my hands, I don't know if that's enough because I have cats and later I began to caress them. And I do not know if it is possible that they can be infected like that.

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Sabrina.
      In principle, it is enough to wash your hands well.
      In any case, I recommend putting pipettes on your cats that, in addition to protecting against fleas and ticks, also protect against mites.
      A greeting.

  26.   pamela said

    Hello, I adopted a kitten and I think it had scabies. I really don't know, my baby is all outbreak and and some hives all of us have that live at home, I am with a VITACORTIL cream.

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Pamela.
      It could be scabies. Have you seen any "critters" that move and jump? Does your cat scratch a lot?
      If so, I would recommend putting an anti-flea, anti-tick and anti-mite pipette on it. It is a bit more expensive than the others, but it is very effective.
      And if it still does not improve, go to the vet.
      A greeting.

  27.   geisha lopez said

    One question, my daughter's kitten is 3 MONTHS OLD AND CAME OUT WITH A LITTLE SCABIES and she has a baby if the baby does not touch it and the cat is in a cage, it sticks as it wants and it is already being given the medicine, we do not want take it to the draw

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Geysha.
      Scabies needs treatment, either natural with Aloe vera gel, or in severe cases, with veterinary drugs.
      You have to be very careful, especially when there is a baby, as it could end up infected.
      It is very important to always keep the house clean, and to wash your hands and clothes well.
      A greeting.

  28.   stephy said

    Hello, Good Night, my cat seems to have scabies, it scratches strongly behind its ears and I have seen that it has little blisters and scabs, could it be the beginning of the disease? I'm sure I'm already infected without realizing it, now what can I do to control his intense itching, I know I have to give him an injection for fleas and mites, but I don't know how to apply it, he won't let it, my cat hates going to the vet and runs away from So it will be difficult to take it but if it worsens, I will have to take it by force but what happens if it continues like this without treatment, my cat can die? How do I treat her scabies at home, what remedies do you recommend? And also for me, since I think it was contagious because my body itches 🙁

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Stephy.
      Dying from scabies I do not think, but having a very bad time if it is not treated, yes. Blisters and scabs are a sign of disease.
      I would recommend Aloe vera gel or cream for itching. It works very well for both pets and people. Anyway, if you itch, do not hesitate to go to the doctor.
      Greetings and encouragement.

  29.   Maria Ayala said

    Hello, you could tell me that they are the «pipettes» because I see that they mention them a lot… thank you

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Maria.
      Antiparasitic pipettes are like flattened clear plastic "bottles" about 4-5cm long that contain a liquid that is used to kill parasites. Normally, they are sold in boxes of 3 or 4 units, although in veterinary clinics you can also buy just one.
      A greeting.

  30.   DAVID said

    HELLO my cat I think he has scabies on his head
    But at the same time I think a bubble gum or something stuck
    Please I love my cat very much
    Would you recommend something to me please

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello david.
      Have you seen if it has white "specks" that move, as if it were dandruff?
      You can put some natural Aloe vera gel on it, but the ideal would be to take it to the vet.
      A greeting.

  31.   Jack said

    Hello, good afternoon, look at my case, it was the next one I went to the market and I saw a beautiful kitten and ps I brought him home, he had scabies and I hit it, I got very very bad all over my body and now my cat has this mite is super contagious. I bought vencilio vensoate and antibiotics plus gamma benzene cream this disease is very ugly and now my cat and my cat have in their ears I bought them pasta and more but they are bad

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Jack.
      I would recommend taking him to the vet to have them examined. It is the most advisable in these cases.
      Sarcoptic mange is very contagious.
      A greeting.

  32.   carolina laverde said

    Hello, my cat has scabies on its back, around its ears, apart from aloe, what other home remedy can I use, I have used vinegar, a relative got scabies and it was cured with sulfur, it is very bad if I did it sulfur to my cat, what can happen to him? Greetings from Venezuela

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Yohana.
      Sulfur can be lethal to cats. It should never be used to treat animals.
      As an effective home remedy, I can only think of Aloe, sorry 🙁. But to see results you have to be very patient and constant.
      In any case, if you see that it does not improve, it is best to take it to the vet.
      A greeting.

  33.   carolina laverde said

    Thank you for your quick response, very grateful, I hope to cure my cat, I will apply the aloe and ask the veterinarian what medication he recommends to apply, thank you; )

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      It sure improves 🙂

  34.   Paola said

    Hello, I have a cat. He had hair all over his chest, neck malture, brunettes and is red and like a few blisters.
    I already gave him and solved it with a cream and mushroom powder. This time it is the same but more.
    I have a 5-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy. The cat is with us. With them too.
    My husband insisted on leaving it inside. So you don't get hurt.
    Now I'm worried about my children and us. We traveled in 20 days and I'm worried
    By the cat contagion

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello paola.
      If the cat does not improve, you should see a veterinarian as soon as possible, and more considering that there are children.
      I would recommend putting aloe vera cream on it, but I am afraid that in her case it would not have that quick effect that is expected 🙁.
      Much encouragement.

  35.   Jo march said

    Hello, thank you very much for the information! I have 3 cats, a mother and 5-month-old pups. They have pinkish areas above their eyes that are spreading towards their neck. They itch a lot and their hair is thinned in those parts. I am applying a solution of chlorhexidine and cetrimide that they gave me to clean the mother's sterilization wound. I began to apply the liquid that because I read in the indications that it was used for scabies, the bad thing is that I do not see that they reduce the itch. Besides aloe vera, would honey be used for that? And the oatmeal? I read that both are good for iŕitations, but I don't know if they work on cats or if it might hurt to lick them.

    Something else, the three cats sleep in my room, on my bed and for now I can't put them away. Would it be effective to disinfect the room and the blankets with hot water and bleach? Greetings!

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Jo March.
      Better not honey, because it has a lot of sugar and if licked it could be harmful.
      Oatmeal, however, you can use from time to time.
      With regard to cleaning the room, I do not recommend using bleach, because of how dangerous it is for animals. You can use a conventional floor cleaner.
      A greeting.

  36.   Jo march said

    I don't know if my comment came: /. Besides aloe, are honey or oatmeal used to relieve itching?

  37.   Dariana perez said

    That it can be used for cat scabies ,,, I think my Siamese has, first a white spot appeared on his fur and then he had hair completely in such a way that his skin can be seen.

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Dariana.
      You can put Aloe vera gel on it, but it is best seen by a vet.
      Cheer up.

  38.   Laura said

    Hello and first of all thanks for this information !! I have a 1 and a half year old cat that I adopted, two months after coming she started with peeling under the neck and it is spreading towards the sides of the head, also on the head, just where the ears are born. They are clean peels, they do not ooze, but her skin looks a bit grayish and the two vets who took her told me different things: the 1st one who had a fungus and gave him injectable ivermectin and a Dermomax cream, it spent 1 month and a half and no I saw change, on the contrary it peeled even more. The 2nd he told me it was a food allergy, I had to buy him a very expensive food and he is giving him an injection with corticosteroids every 15 days, another month and a half has passed and not only has he not improved, he continues to peel !!! I'M DESPERATE, I DON'T KNOW WHO TO TURN TO AND I NEED HELP, I DON'T WANT IT TO CONTINUE TO FIGHT EVERYTHING, PLEASE HELP !!! THANK YOU!!! (I have photos if you need them)

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Laura.
      I'm sorry that your cat is bad 🙁
      But I am not a veterinarian.
      The treatments can sometimes be very long. Anyway, you can put aloe vera cream on it to hydrate its skin.
      Have you had any blood tests done? If they haven't, it might help you figure out what's really wrong with you.
      Much encouragement.

      1.    Laura said

        Thanks Moni, I thought you were a veterinarian, I'll take her to a third skin doctor, sweethearts!

        1.    Monica sanchez said

          Get better soon!! A hug.

  39.   beautiful girl said

    My kitten Zafira is very nervous, at the slightest noise she runs and takes refuge, she does not like to leave the bedroom, and is almost always alone, she gave her body in the market, with great force, she has peeled everything that can be licked , I put a cone on him because I don't know the shit and he started to get depressed but if he was recovering his hair, I took it off and there was hair left only where he licks it, I'm very worried, he sleeps with me and I don't suffer from itching !!! What do I do? Thank you

    1.    Laura said

      Search in Google SKINS IN CATS FOR LICKING, I think that is just what happens to your cat, it seems a nervous reaction because of her temperament. Do not stop investigating what I told you !!!

    2.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Little Girl.
      I think the same as Laura, but I would like to ask you something: does your cat spend a lot of time alone? I'm asking you because boredom and stress can be causes of self-harm.
      Anyway, I recommend you consult a veterinarian to see if it is something else.
      A greeting.

  40.   Roberto said

    Hello, how can I cure myself and my cat from scabies two weeks ago I adopted a kitten from the street and she had small recesses on her head with very little hair at first I didn't pay attention to her but I realized why I was hugging her and I put it on my legs and fell asleep after these two weeks I realized that I was feeling a lot of itching in my legs at night I can't sleep from scratching so much I was irritated they bled but very little and some very small pimples are coming out and My cat I realized that she already had more entrances behind her neck without hair and I started to investigate and she has scabies and it has infected me how I could be cured of scabies and my cat I am also going through a crisis where money does not fit me with a lot of work I buy the cat's food some kind of cheaper treatment please

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Roberto.
      You can try Aloe vera gel. You can buy the cat an antiparasitic that eliminates the mites (in Spain there is one that is very effective, it is called Advocate, I do not know if there will be where you live, I hope so).
      It is also important to clean the house and everything in it well to prevent the mites from continuing to multiply.
      Cheer up.

  41.   Olivia said

    Hello, my cat Orion was infected with scabies, right now he is in treatment, but I had to take him to two veterinarians, because the first one only put a pipette and an ointment which did not work for him. Seeing that Orion peeled more from his body over two days, I took him to another veterinarian, he took a skin sample and told me what type of scabies he had, I bathed him and sent him an antibiotic taken and vitamins, I have it isolated in my room, because I have another kitten which is healthy. My question is: if Orion can infect me? Since it has been sleeping on my feet for a week and I don't get itchy or anything.

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Olivia.
      It depends on the type of scabies it is. If you have cheylethiellosis or ear scabies then it could infect you, but if it is demodectic or notohedral scabies you don't have to worry.
      A greeting.

  42.   Veronica Gaete Mondaca said

    A human with mange can infect a dog or cat.

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Veronica.
      Yes, it is very contagious.
      A greeting.

  43.   Nicole said

    Hello, I have a kitten that 3 months ago began to peel from her neck from behind and about a month ago she began to peel a large part of her neck and face, it is not that she is peeled, rather she has scabs because she scratches. My doubt is that I slept with her at the bedside and it turns out that I do not know if it is psychosis or not, but my head itches like when it itches from perspiration and when I scratch I feel that it will scab me off like dandruff or similar and I worry if it can become very complicated in case I have scabies.
    As for the cat, we started treating her with aloe vera and this week we will take her to the vet.

    Kind regards, thank you very much in advance.

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi nicole.
      To clear up any doubts, it is best to take her to the vet, since what happens to you depends on what happens to the cat.
      Sorry I can not be of more help.
      A greeting.

  44.   Flower said

    I rescued a kitten last Friday, I did not know she had scabies, they prescribed me some medications and shampoo. That same day at night I noticed a rash of pimples on my chest and chest and even on my belly. It was in a matter of hours that happened to me because we took her to the vet and I kept her wrapped in a sheet on my chest. That day I bathed her with dermapet, it was what the vet recommended. I now have rashes all over my body. Could it be that?

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Flower.
      It's probably scabies. Don't hesitate to go to the doctor.