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what are the first symptoms of scabies? what is the very first signs and symptoms that define a rash as a scabies rash?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Itching!!: You may have a rash that looks a bit like pimples accompanied by intense itching. It is miserable!
Answered on Mar 3, 2013
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
22 years experience Dermatology
Itch: Scabies tend to create burrows and small red bumps in the skin, often found in underarms, belly button and inter digit web spaces. In infants, buttocks are commonly involved. Your doctor can diagnose this by finding scabies mite on skin scraping. They typically don't affect the face or scalp, so treatment is usually topical Elimite (permethrin) applied to every inch of your skin from neck down.
Answered on May 13, 2018
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