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What are signs of scabies?

What are signs of scabies?

Skin lesions: Skin papules with burrows are seen. Also signs of itching. ...Read more

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Scabies (Definition)

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


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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

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How to tell if all these itchy bites on my ankles is scabies? When should I go to dr if I show signs?

How to tell if all these itchy bites on my ankles is scabies? When should I go to dr if I show signs?

Scabies diagnosis: Scabies is generally diagnosed by the history and appearance of the skin, confirmed with a skin scraping and microscopic examination. The rash of scabies will typically continue to spread to other parts of the body as well as to other close contacts until treated. ...Read more

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What are the signs of scabies or body lice?

Bumps and itch: Typically red very itchy bumps, and specifically for scabies burrow like rash that is itchy and most commonly in areas of skin folds. ...Read more

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Okay when im home or not active I itch all over randomly it gets so bad I dig the hair off me, no signs of scabies?

Do you have a rash?: If you have an itchy rash you might have hives or eczema. Contact dermatitis all over your body would clear in 2-6 weeks - so it's not that. No rash? It might be dry skin but you have to consider hepatitis & other liver, kidney, thyroid & even parathyroid problems. Scratching causes hive? You have dermatographism (see photo). Your doctor can help you figure out the cause of your itching. ...Read more

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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? .

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

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. ...Read more

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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? .

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

Itching.: The essential lesion is a small, erythematous papule, often excoriated and tipped with hemorrhagic crusts. It is not a dramatic lesion and not always easy to see. The burrow is most specific, a thin, grayish, reddish, or brownish line that is 2 to 15 mm long. The sides and webs of fingers, wrist folds, outer elbows, groin, buttocks, and feet are common areas of involvement. ...Read more

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I was recently treated for scabies (last week) and now I have watery blisters appearing on my fingers. Is this a sign of scabies got treated twice over last 8-9 days, areas are clearing up but now I have clear watery blisters on the insides of my fingers

I was recently treated for scabies (last week) and now I have watery blisters appearing on my fingers. Is this a sign of scabies got treated twice over last 8-9 days, areas are clearing up but now I have clear watery blisters on the insides of my fingers

It: It certainly could be scabies, but watery blisters on the fingers is often a sign of "dyshidrotic eczema". This is form of eczema that is common on the hands and fingers. Treatment with a hydrating cleanser such as cerave hydrating cleanser, moisturize with cerave cream, and possible treatment with a steroid ointment would be helpful. It is possible that you have a reinfestation with scabies although that is difficult to determine without a skin scraping. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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My S/O family member is being treated for scabies, she has no symtoms but being treated. Is she contagious even if she has no lesions? Stay away?

Relax: Even if the person you love is crawling with scabies, that's no reason not to snuggle up and be happy together. You can both be treated at the same time. Congratulations on your relationship and best wishes to you both. ...Read more

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What is scabies?

Scabies: Scabies is an itchy, highly contagious skin condition caused by an infestation by the itch mite sarcoptes scabiei. Direct skin-to-skin contact is the mode of transmission. ...Read more

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What are scabies?

What are scabies?

They are mites..: Scabies are mites! The one infesting human are called sarcoptes scabiei var hominis, and have been torturing mankind for over 2500 yrs, dating back to the roman times. They typically burrow under skin, lay their eggs, thus causing the burrows of inflammation and thus intense itching at times-easily treated, but often a missed diagnosis.
If u r concernd/having burrow-rashes, consult doc.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Are scabies white.

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. ...Read more

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What are are scabies?

What are are scabies?

Infesting parasite: Scabies is a common infestation caused by the arthropod sarcoptes scabiei. The mite is transmitted via prolonged direct human contact. The main presenting symptoms include rash and severe itching. If you think you might have scabies, please see your doctor and get treatment soon! ...Read more

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How do u get scabies?

How do u get scabies?

Scabies: The scabies mite is a microscopic parasite that is passed from the skin of an infected person to another, usually by close physical contact. The mite only lives up to 3 days off the human body because it requires a very specific temperature to live and breed. ...Read more

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How serious is scabies?

Define serious: For the person who has it, it can cause horrible itching, but it's certainly not life threatening. The "serious" thing about scabies is that it's highly contagious, which can be a big problem in places like nursing homes, medical wards or group homes. ...Read more

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How do you get scabies?

Direct contact: Scabies is caused by the human itch mite. The symptoms are caused when the mite burrows in to your skin. You can acquire them through direct skin - to - skin contact - or from contact with infested objects such as clothing, furniture, or towels. You can not acquire this from animals. ...Read more

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How do I treat scabies?

Several: There are many treatments. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more

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How do you get scabies?

Transmission.: Scabies is usually spread by close physical contact. It can also be spread by using the same bedding or clothing as someone who is infected with scabies. ...Read more

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Can u get scabies twice?

Sure: You can get this more than once. ...Read more

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How do you cure scabies?

How do you cure scabies?

Scabies treatment: Involves using a prescription medication, usually in a cream form. It is applied head to toe overnight, then washed off. It is important to washes all bedding, linens and recently worn clothing in hot water to prevent re-infestation, and household contacts may require treatment as well. Itching and dry skin can last up to two weeks following successful treatment. ...Read more

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How can you get scabies?

Close contact: It is a mite that lives on the body and can be transferred by close bodily contact. It can take up to 6 weeks to cause symptoms after the contact occurs. ...Read more

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Can virgins get scabies?

Absolutely: Babies get it all the time. Scabies is not necessarially sexually transmitted. ...Read more

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What's done for scabies?

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. Ivermectin is an effective medication for treating scabies. 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. ...Read more

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How does scabies travel?

How does scabies travel?

Direct contact: Scabies is transmitted by direct contact of skin to skin, or to something that infested skin has contacted (i.e., sharing bedding, clothing, towels, etc). ...Read more

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How do you catch scabies?

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Person to Person: Scabies are mites that are transmitted by person to person contact, either from adult to adult, adult to child or child to child. Since scabies can survive for up to three days without a host, there also have been reported instances of scabies being transmitted through wearing or handling heavily-contaminated clothing.
Scabies usually results in severe itching of the skin. ...Read more

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What happens post scabies?

Scabies: After being treated you may still itch for 2 to 4 more weeks until the allergic reaction has completely resolved. ...Read more

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Will scabies ever go away?

Scabies treatment: Scabies can be effectively treated with medicated lotions (ex. Premethrin) and sometimes a pill (invermectin). However, the mite can live in bedding and clothing. Therefore, it is important to wash and launder all of you linens in hot watet after you scabies treatment to prevent re-infestation. As well treatment often needs to be repeated weekly for 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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How did my baby get scabies?

Skin to skin: Scabies is a parasite that causes a very itchy skin rash. You contract scabies by touching someone who has it, or by sharing clothing or bedding with someone who has scabies. ...Read more