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difference between eczema and scabies

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Dyer
19 years experience Allergy and Immunology
By where the rash is: Most eczema occurs on the face, inner elbows, behind the knees, on the wrists, hands, and ankles. It is usually dry, red, itchy. Scabies tends to oc ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vlada Groysman
14 years experience Dermatology
Similar symptoms: Scabies occur usually on wrists, between fingers, groin, axilla, buttocks and neck. Eczema usually occurs on backs of knees, flexural folds, hands and ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Location/appearance: The dyshidrotic eczema is typically found on palms of hands, front of fingers or bottom of feet, scabies on the trunk and backside of hands & fing ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
40 years experience Pediatrics
Scabies/eczema dif.: It is hard at tiems to tell the difference as they are both so itchy and the child will excoriate the skin by scratching so didfficult to see the burr ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Scabicide & dry: Scabies treatments often contain a high percentage of alcohol which can be very drying to the skin. Hypoallergenic soaps/lotions which are pH balance ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: There is a high likelyhood that household contacts of a scabies case will also get scabies. They all need to be treated. Eczema is not contagious.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Roberts
45 years experience Pediatrics
You were answered: why are you reposting? You're told this isn't scabies because it has lasted too long and you need to see a dermatologist. Reposting won't help.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Siefferman
13 years experience Pain Management
Derm: See a dermatologist. This could be anything from laundry detergent to a food allergy, or even anxiety.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristin Sokol
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Difficult to tell: This is very difficult to determine without a photo or a visit to a live doctor. Usually if scabies is recurrent, the doctor should perform a scraping ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Free clinic: Call your local health department and see if they can help you find a free clinic or community health center. They may be able to see you at little or ... Read More
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