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What do scabies burrows look like

A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Itchy rash: Scabies is a very itchy and annoying rash that comes from a mite that likes to burrow itself underneath the skin. It is contagious and has a predispos... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Blister,bump, line: Scabies are dark, tiny, crablike insects that burrows under the skin leaving behind waste products that eventually lead to itching. The skin finding m... Read More
Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Scabies: The skin shows signs of small insect-type bites, or looks like pimples. The skin may also be red or have sores due to scratching of the area. A burro... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Extremely itchy: Scabies is one of the itchiest rashes around. It is usually seen as individual reddish bumps about 1/8 to 1/4 inch wide, along the waistline area or o... Read More
Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Scabies Rash: Picture of rash on hand.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Bader
Dermatology 28 years experience
Scabies Treatment: Elimite (permethrin) cream is the most commonly prescribed treatment for scabies. One applies it everywhere from the neck down.. After 8 hours it is w... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 20 years experience
See a dermatologist: If you have pets it could be fleas. It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermato... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
See below: Most insect which draw a blood meal though a bite will cause a local reaction with redness, swelling, warmth and itch. It is often impossible to tell... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Itch may persist: After treatment, the itch of scabies can persist up to a week or two. At that time the rash should be gone even if the itch persists. If after that ti... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann McKane
pathology 24 years experience
There are none: Scabies mites cannot be killed by over-the-counter meds. Prescriptions include: Permethrin cream 5%, crotamiton 10%, lindane 1%, sulfur ointment 5-10%... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
See below: Scabies is treated with a topical scabicide such as 5% permethrin. It is applied over the entire body from the chin to the toes and left on for 8 to ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology 29 years experience
Yes: Scabies can present with small burrows underneath the skin especially around the wrists and knuckles. Also can be found around the belly button, abdom... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Unlikeky: scabies is VERY CONTAGIOUS! Instead it is likely due to the tanning. Best way to find out is take a break for about a week from tanning and apply some... Read More
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