A 20-year-old female asked:
possible for a doctor to wrongly diagnose scabies? been itchy for 6 monthsno rash at all, my partner had just been told he has them but no rash either
1 doctor answer
Dr. Richard Feinstein answered
53 years experience Dermatology
Often misdiagnosed: Scabies is frequently misdiagnosed, especially by non dermatologists. Sometimes, the skin can be scraped and a mite found under the microscope, often a female with an egg inside it. Treatment sometimes does not work well, or make take weeksf or the itching to stop. A skin biopsy may be helpful, read by an expert skin pathologist. Oral treatment with Ivermectin pills usually works to skill mites.
Answered on Jul 8, 2018
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:
People also searched for:
Connect by text or video with a U.S. board-certified doctor now — wait time is less than 1 minute!
$15 per month