A good friend recently turned up with odd welts and itchy bumps on their hands. Their first guess was that they had a reaction to touching the sticky syrup on mangoes. The sticky sap on mangoes can act like poison ivy, causing such reactions in some people. When the reaction goes away, we tend to forget about it … unless it is scabies – and doesn’t go “away”.
What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Scabies?
NIH PubMed Scabies Reference
Scabies is a skin reaction due to an allergy to small mites. Scabies produces small red bumps and blisters. The mites that cause scabies feed on humans, burrow into the skin, and deposit their eggs (maturing in 21 days). The burrows look like a pencil mark. The burrows are tiny and threadlike, between 2 mm to 15 mm long. They look like thin gray, brown, or red lines.
<= Here’s a picture of the allergic reaction, the burrows, and infected pus points from scratching.
Scabies is generally spread by skin-to-skin contact with another person who has scabies (mites).
Our pets and animals cannot spread human scabies, . . .
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Full article at: Scabies – Mites – Los Ácaros – The Article
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Steven M. Fry