Message Number: YG5508 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-07-14 17:27:00 UTC
Subject: human ear mites

Stephanie, I know it's unlikely, but possible for humans to contract ear
mites from animals. There is an anecdotal tale about the vet who gave
himself ear mites on purpose to see what it felt like...said he could hear
them crawling around in there, stood the discomfort for about a day before he
treated himself. I don't know if the mites could procreate and survive long
term in a human. We need a vet or maybe an entomologist for this one!