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How can I tell the difference between dry skin and scabies

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Itches: Scabies is very itchy at night and affects certain areas- wrist between fingers, genitals, ar pits, ankles and waist band. There are little raised bum... Read More
Dr. Moises Perez
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Need to see a Dr.: You really need a diagnosis from your primary health care provider to determine either of these two conditions.

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Any moisturizer.: Any moisturizer will do. Use your favorite.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Impossible to say: See a dermatologist but it is more likely to be scabies than dry skin.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Dyshydrotic eczema: is one form of eczema that generally appears on the hands and feet, presenting as dry skin with tiny fluid filled blisters.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 51 years experience
Allergy?: Good morning, tant itchy rash with red bumps suggests that your immune system is trying to reject something such as an allergen or a virus. The itchi... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Most common: cause , often "missed" is SKIN DRYNESS!!!! This condition is often called "Winter Itch" although it can occur in any season. Heat being turned on in c... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 58 years experience
Hot flashes need : are treated with hormones A sudden feeling of warmth spreading through your upper body and face A flushed appearance with red, blotchy skin Rapid hea... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Everything.: The two have virtually nothing in common, actually. Rosacea is periodic flushing, dilated blood vessels, and (usually) acne-like papules on the face. ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tara Passow
Dermatology 40 years experience
They can look alike: They can look the same on the scalp, however there can be subtle differences. Dry skin would tend to be over the entire scalp and can worsen with use ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Atopic dermatitis: Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/eczema/basics/definition/con-20032073 for info on eczema aka atopic dermatitis which is a cond... Read More

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