Ok, this is just so gross but I've been dealing with an intesely itching rash for a week now and I'm trying to figure out if it could be a mite from a rat. Thing is, I cannot determine if it is 1: a reaction to a different/cheap detergent (that I'm starting to question because even after a few days of not wearing clothes washed in that it isn't changing, plus when I was on two days of Claritin, the "hives" didn't go away or get better) 2: a yeast rash since it tends to be in spots that are warmer/sweaty i.e. behind my knees or along my bra line, and it seems to have shown up right after I had been eating sugary foods or 3: scabies or some other mite.
I pray to God it's not the last just because the thought is nasty and all the work I'd have to do to get rid of them. Thing is, my husband doesn't have any signs of anything and it has been a week. But it doesn't seem to be going away anytime soon. I think I'm finally going to break down and go to the doctor just to see what it is for sure. I'm not a big doctor fan so I always try to delay it. Plus, I don't like taking a lot of pills. But, this is just getting so bad. I hardly sleep at night because it itches so bad, and if I do give in and itch it, then it burns like heck.
Anyways, my question is, I just noticed one of my rats appears to have mite-like symptoms. I've treated my rats for mites before so no big deal. But I'm wondering, can rats transmit mites to humans?? Would the same mites affect them? I guess I should wait to see what I have for sure but I'm just trying to determine if there's something here that's causing this.
Well, sorry to gross everyone out. Any input would be great!