What is mange?
Mange is a highly contagious skin condition, which is caused by mites. Mites are tiny parasites that make their homes in your skin and lay their eggs. Allergic reaction to feces and proteins of the mites can give rise to itching, which can become rashes, red bumps, or blisters.
Mange can spread to you through animals or another human. The condition is known as mange in animals, whereas in humans, it is known as “scabies.”
What causes mange?
Mange that infects humans is caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei. Mange is a common skin disease found in wild and domestic animals.
If you suspect that your pet or farm animal has mange, contact your veterinarian. Remember to wash your hands frequently after touching animals who have developed mange.