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I am suffering from scabies my doctor told me by looking at it. its been 4-6 weeks but it's not going how to make sure its scabies and how to diagnose?

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Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 29 years experience
First question is: is what treatment have you received for scabies and have you treated your property (hot wash of all clothing and bedding) appropriately? If yes typically scabies can be diagnosed by a scraping of the burrows of the fingers or genitals yielding a mite. If none of this was done, see a Dermatologist perhaps it is not scabies. By the way, Scabies really is the "worst itch of your life." So get recheck
Dr. Gloria Lopez
Pediatrics 44 years experience
May still have mites: If your skin has not healed within 4 weeks, you may still have mites. Some people need to treat 2 or 3 times to get rid of the mites. A physician can often diagnose scabies by visually examining a patient’s skin from head to toe. He could also scrape off a tiny piece of skin and put it on a glass slide and look at the slide under a microscope for scabies mites or their eggs.

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