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what color are scabies mites

A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Robins
35 years experience Pediatrics
Scabies: scabies are actually brown in color but cause a intensly itchy red papular rash as they burrow under the skin

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Dr. Laura Webb
12 years experience Pediatrics
5% permethrin cream: This cream is available by prescription and can be used in children as young as 2 months. The cream should be massaged into the skin from scalp to le ... Read More
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Dr. Zeda Amaya
Specializes in Pediatrics
3step Multi-approach: Scabies is a common skin infection and it's spread by direct contact with the scabies germ. #1the best treatment is prevention of contact when possibl ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
About 1-2 months: After a female scabies mite lays eggs, they hatch 3 days later. Around 2 weeks later, the new mites can find mates. A fertilized female mite burrows i ... Read More
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
48-72 hrs: Off the skin , only survives a few days.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Under the top layer: Scabies live inside the skin and are prone to affect certain areas, wrist ankles, nipples armpits, genitalia, waistline. It spreads from animals to hu ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tamar Jeffery
14 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: The medications that kill scabies mites(scabicides) are by prescription. There are some OTC but none have been tested or approved for the treatment o ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Unlikely: Although scabies is usually passed through human contact. However , animals do have a form of scabies that can spread to humans.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Mamelak
20 years experience Dermatology
Catching scabies : Scabies is often caught from other people infested with scabies. Living in close quarters and sexual contact are common ways scabies is transmitted.
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A member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
No, not long: Scabies transmission requires close contact with an infected person, or sharing a bed, linens, or clothes. You don't get it by contact with doorknobs, ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Mite Type: Dogs can develop canine scabies caused by sarcoptes scabiei canis. People can be infected by sarcoptes scabiei hominis. Scabies infestations in wild a ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Scabies : This is usually transmitted by direct skin to skin contact rather than from inanimate objects. You can read more about this on www.medicinenet.com/sca ... Read More
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