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is there any difference between pediculosis and scabies

A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Silverman
Specializes in Infectious Disease
Yes: Scabies is caused by sarcoptes scabie and pedicels is is head lice so they're different.
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Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Pediculosis is a louse. Scabies is a mite. The treatment can be similar.

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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
42 years experience Pediatrics
Scabies/ Lice: Both r notorious, need complete eradication from body, clothes, sofa, beds, siblings, friends..., i mean must leave your house and contacts. Scabies m ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Diabo
22 years experience Pediatrics
Contact: Scabies can be transmitted from person to person through direct contact, or through shared bedding, towels, and clothing of an infested person. Body l ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Scabies.: Tunneled rash.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman answered
35 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Two totally different infestations, but the environment from which they come, and the source of the infestations, are similar.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
35 years experience Pediatrics
No: Not unless a partner wont come near you. Seriously, scabies and pubic lice do not have any effect on fertility.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Butera
44 years experience Pediatrics
Itching: Scabies shows up as tiny bites but the "bugs" are too small to see. The bites can be anywhere on the body, including the back of the hand (not so muc ... Read More
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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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
33 years experience Pathology
Permethrin: Permethrin is the most effective treatment for scabies. Applied from the neck down, and left on for up to 12 hours, then removed. Ivermectin is an ora ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Not always: Some sarcoptes scabiei (mite causing scabies) became resistant to nix (permethrin) and requires lindane treatment.
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