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Difference between scabies and dermatitis

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Yes.: Scabies is very itchy at night and affects wrists genitals nipples waist armpits. Pityriaisis rose is non contagious and involves the trunk in a chris... Read More
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
See your doctor: These rashes can be distinguished by history, exam and perhaps testing.

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bath... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 51 years experience
Hard to tell: It's hard to tell without examination. If you have (or your family) asthma, hayfever history and ezema in your childhood, the eczema you have now migh... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 11 years experience
Try: a virtual consult. Since the forum is for general questions, your question is more appropriate for one-on-one encounter; in which case photos can be ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Rashes: Rashes are difficult to diagnose when a patient is not in front of me but I can say that scabies causes intense itch in most patients. I'm not sure a... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Possibly : Contact dermatitis can cause pus filled yellow blisters. Scabies does not. Second-degree burns and infections may also cause pus filled blisters. Not ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Ulcers vs itchy rash: Herpes rash is little blisters that break open to form an ulcer and is tender when touched. It is caused by herpes type 1 & type 2. Scabies is caused ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Appearance & where: Herpes rash is little blisters that break open to form an ulcer and is tender when touched. It is caused by herpes type 1 & type 2. Scabies is caused ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology 20 years experience
Closely related: Canine scabies also known as sarcoptic mange is a highly contagious infestation of sarcoptes scabiei canis, a burrowing mite. These mite can also infe... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Dyer
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
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