I’ve adopted a kitten who was diagnosed at 2 weeks of age with notoedric mange, which is caused by mites that burrow under the skin. She was treated for three weeks with a lime-sulfer dip, but didn’t do well with it. At 4 weeks, the vet gave her a shot of Ivermectin, and now, at 5 weeks (20 oz.), she’s showing signs of improvement.
I, on the other hand, am covered with red itchy bumps.
My internet research, as well as comments from the vet and from a doctor friend, tell me that, as this condition is specific to cats, the mites will eventually figure out that I’m not an appropriate host and will die off. I don’t know how long this is supposed to take. I’ve read from two to six weeks.
Does anyone have any experience with this? I called my doctor and they wouldn’t tell me anything over the phone but said I had to come in if I wanted to talk about it. What can the doctor do for me? What can he prescribe? I’ve been using tea tree oil and calamine lotion to not much avail. I don’t want to take anything internally for a condition that is going to go away by itself.
Any suggestions for itch relief welcome.