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A 29-year-old female asked:

are scabies white.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Scabies: Scabies in people is cause by a mite called Sacroptes Scabieivar. Hominis.Scabies looks like lines of burrows on skin made w little mounds or blisters. They cause itching which is often worse at night. Although they can be anywhere on skin they like going into skin folds (waistline, axilla, breasts, between fingers, feet, wrists, knees, elbows,buttocks & genitalia. You aren't likely to see mites.
Dr. Cesar Vazquez
Pediatrics 25 years experience
No: Not really white but light brown if you can see one. The are usually very small and you need a microscope to see one. More importantly, if you think you have scabies, it's very important to get yourself treated as soon as possible.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

How can I kill scabies in my home?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Here's how...: Hello. If you have scabies it can require a fair effort to get rid of it. First, you and all the members of your household will need to be treated. Ivermectin is an effective medication for treating scabies (either oral or topical). Second, you will have to clean (ie. Hot water in machine the clothes, bedding and towels you have come in contact with). There may be some things like pillows that >>.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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can’t go in the wash. You can put them in a big plastic bag and tie it up. Keep it in there for 48 hours because scabies can survive without being on a human for 24 to 36 hours. Also clean all the hard surfaces you have been in contact with (like furniture).
Apr 21, 2013
A 39-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what are some affordable ways to treat scabies with at what are good home remediesor over the counter?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Scabies: If you have scabies it can require a fair effort to get rid of it. First, you and all the members of your household will need to be treated. Medications prescribed by your health care provider are usually needed to treat scabies. Creams include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, and crotamiton. Ivermectin is an effective medication for treating scabies.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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Second, you will have to clean (ie. Hot water in machine the clothes, bedding and towels you have come in contact with). There may be some things like pillows that can’t go in the wash. You can put them in a big plastic bag and tie it up. Keep it in there for 48 hours because scabies can survive without being on a human for 24 to 36 hours. Also clean all the hard surfaces you have been in contact with (like furniture). You need to vacuum floors, rugs, mattresses & upholstered furniture.
Apr 21, 2013
A 35-year-old member asked:

For what length of time do scabies stay in clothes?

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Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
Dermatology 19 years experience
Varies: Can be weeks...Dry clean or wash and dry the clothes in hot cycles.
A 40-year-old member asked:

How can you diagnose scabies?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Med eval: A dermatologist or your family doctor can make this diagnosis accurately. Scabies can cause intense itching which worsens at night. If you check your skin you can see little burrows made by small blisters and bumps in skin folds. Places you might find them include your armpits, inner elbows, between your fingers, on your feet, around the buttocks, genitalia and breasts.
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A 24-year-old female asked:

Bumps with puss not scabies told it's exscama but I don't think it is it hurts and itches n it's sometimes yellow puss and white ?

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Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Some possibilities: Small pustules like you are describing might represent an infection of the hair follicles in the involved areas. If they are small in size and superficial (shallow) then you might try keeping the area clean and applying triple antibiotic ointment (Neosporin, etc.) twice per day until better. If it persists or worsens or if yo see spreading redness then you should see a doctor ASAP. Good luck!
Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 29 years experience
lots of individuals are allergic to the neomycin in neopsporin so I would see a dermatologist for treatment options, you may need prescription bactroban
Aug 30, 2015

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