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can you get scabies on your face

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
43 years experience Dermatology
Scabies: It is possible to get scabies on the face. However, for unknown reasons it is not the typical location. Often the head is spared. However, if the para ... Read More
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Dr. Candace Spann
21 years experience Dermatology
Less likely: While you can get scabies on your face, it is less likely in an adult with a normal immune system. Scabies mites are typically in the web spaces oh th ... Read More

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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Unrelated: Your recent encounter with scabies and color change of the glans are not related. The change in color is not meaningful to your health. Have a healthy ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Scabies unlikely.: but it is a reason to have things evaluated. Mostly, reaction to a chemical exposure with/without sunlight sensitization effects. Can progress to a se ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Scabies are more likely to involve the face in infants & children than adults but this may be due to behavioral factors rather than difference in tiss ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Scabies Treatment: You need to see your physician for treatment of scabies. Some prescription medications for scabies include: Permethrin, crotamiton, lindane & ive ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
You need : To see your doctor for a correct diagnosis and treatment.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kelly Kane
25 years experience Pediatrics
General cleaning: With lice, only areas where the head has touched are at risk. Would wipe the area down and vacuum it. With scabies it is spread to the environment w ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Scabies: The penis is a common site for scabies lesions.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Are you or did you see a dermatologist?

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