Top
10
Doctor insights on: Are There People More Susceptible To Scabies

Share
Dr. Heidi Fowler
454 doctors shared insights

Scabies (Definition)

Scabies is a skin disease caused by a mite infection. Symptoms include an extremely itchy, linear rash where the mite has ...Read more


2

2
Are children more susceptible to scabies?

Are children more susceptible to scabies?

Not necessarily : All people exposed to it are potential hosts but those with deficient immune systems are more likely to get norwegian scabies , a more complicated type. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
Can one or more people in a home have scabies and others not be infected. With no signs or symptoms months after first person showed signs.

Can one or more people in a home have scabies and others not be infected. With no signs or symptoms months after first person showed signs.

Possible.: Scabies is highly contagious, but spreading requires skin-to-skin contact. If you have had no direct contact with the infested person(s), it is possible to avoid infestation. But we usually recommend that all household members use Permethrin at least once if anyone in the house is infested. This assumes, of course, that the correct diagnosis was made, by a dermatologist or other experienced md. ...Read more

5

5
Are there people who are not prone to scabies?

No symptoms: Some people may not be prone to exhibit symptoms with scabies or any other insect bite. Some people release more histamine in response to bite reactions and have more severe symptoms. It is important when treating scabies to treat all close contacts who were exposed to ensure that the asymptomatic person does not reinfect symptomatic people. ...Read more

6

6
My family has been infected with scabies for over three months now. I feel like weve gotten advice coming from all different directions. Some people and doctors have said its hardly contaigous, only a threat to the people you live with. Others have said i

To : To properly diagnose scabies, a dermatologist will look for a burrow in the skin, scrape the skin and examine under a microscrope. If a mite is found, treatment is given in conjunction with washing all clothing, linens, etc. Used in the past 48 hours. If you and your household was treated but still itching, i would revisit the doctor to make sure that you truly have scabies. I hope that helps! ...Read more

9

9
Is it okay to interact with people after scabies treatment?

Scabies contagious: If one has come in contact with someone that has scabies, they can contract it. For this reason, we often treat those whom have come in contact with persons with active scabies. Those whom have already been treated should not be contagious. ...Read more

10

10
Went to a house where people had scabies & started treatment & cleaned up already because I am on a high grade antibiotic will that help prevent them?

Went to a house where people had scabies & started treatment & cleaned up already because I am on a high grade antibiotic will that help prevent them?

Scabies: No, the antibiotic will not have any protective effect against scabies. Scabies are a type of mite and require a kind of treatment very much different from an antibiotic, which only work against bacteria. ...Read more