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Huntington Park, CA
A 17-year-old female asked about a male:

my son was treated for scabies two months ago , but it hasn't healed completely, why ?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Scabies: Sometimes the irritation after the scabies have been treated can be pretty significant, BUT two months is a long time and it is possible that he was re infected from the same place he got them in the first place. A repeat evaluation is necessary.
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Many reasons: Could be a few reasons. First, the diagnoses could be wrong & the child doesn't have scabies. Secondly, sometimes the "bumps" associated with scabies can take months to go away. It could also be a dermatitis due to irritation of the skin by the mites. Last, the mites could be resistant to the medication used to treat them.I'd recommend having your MD reevaluated him.
Dr. Mohammad Khan
Pediatrics 30 years experience
See physician: if still not healed, needs to be assessed again. May be need more treatment or the diagnosis may need to be re-assessed

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My son caught scabies but no one else in our home has it. Is this possible to spread?

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A 20-year-old female asked about a male:

Hi I think my son has scabies but I'm not sure. My roommates son has it?

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
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Scabies: go see a doctor to see if he has scabies.
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