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Can scabies grow on your face?

Can  scabies grow on your face?

Yes: Scabies are more likely to involve the face in infants & children than adults but this may be due to behavioral factors rather than difference in tissue. If the mite can gain access to a surface by direct innoculation they are likely to dig in. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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 you get scabies on your scalp and hair?

Can you get scabies on your scalp and hair?

Scabies vs. lice: Scabies in adults is often from the neck down. On the scalp and face is more commonly seen in infants and toddlers. If only your head is involved, think head lice. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, can warts on your feet grow on your face?

Hello doctors, can warts on your feet grow on your face?

Not exactly: There are different subtypes of warts which tend to effect different areas of the body. Warts on the feet are termed "plantar warts". Warts on the face are usually a different subtype and probably a different type of wart virus (there are 150+ types of wart viruses that tend to have their own clinical characteristics). In any case see a dermatologist for some treatment options. ...Read more

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Can you get scabies on your face?

Can you get scabies on your face?

Scabies: It is possible to get scabies on the face. However, for unknown reasons it is not the typical location. Often the head is spared. However, if the parasite stays on the skin too long untreated, it can go anywhere. Most commonly seen around belly button, genitals, thighs, hands, fingers. But no site is safe from this pesky annoying creature. ...Read more

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How to treat mollescum contagiosum?? On face and perhaps pubic region too. And how to stop razor rash on pubic region too? Get bumps under skin :(

How to treat mollescum contagiosum?? On face and perhaps pubic region too. And how to stop razor rash on pubic region too? Get bumps under skin :(

See Your Doctor: Molluscum Contagiosum: viral skin infection; clusters of fine bumps; can itch; spread person-to-person; self-limited, resolves over months to years; treatment aims to prevent spread; requires physical removal via freezing & more. Razor rash is likely Folliculits due to bacterial infection of hair follicles; soap/water cleansing skin, clean razor prevents; may need antibiotic. See doctor for both. ...Read more

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Can body ringworm spread to the scalp? Help please?

Can body ringworm spread to the scalp? Help please?

Maybe: If you scratch the body site, you can load up your fingernails with the fungus and transfer it to your scalp.The process may not be apparent for a while and will have a different appearance in the scalp than it would on regular skin. If established in the scalp, it will take prescription medication to treat it.The fungus gets well established in the hair root and creams or lotions do not reach it. ...Read more

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How to get rid of redness on your face from face wash that you're allergic to?

How to get rid of redness on your face from face wash that you're allergic to?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Start with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (oral tablets) but if no better in a few days, see your doctor. Perhaps at that point they might use systemic (oral or injectable) steroids as well, or topical steroids for the face. I usually don't recommend use of otc cortisone cream for this unless you've been seen by a doctor and it was recommended. ...Read more

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How can you stop skin from peeling on your face (no sunburn)?

How can you stop skin from peeling on your face (no sunburn)?

Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and chemicals are very irritating as well as constant exposure to moisture reduces protective skin oils and sets the skin up for injury. The trick is to apply good protective skin cream frequently and minimize ongoing damage. Clean it often using gentle means. ...Read more

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How to remove moles on the face and neck natrualy?

How to remove moles on the face and neck natrualy?

Mole: A dermatologist may remove a mole with or without stitches depending on the location , size, shape, depth and degree of cancerous concern . There are no "natural " cures for mole removal. See a dermatologist to discuss all options. ...Read more

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How can you brush your hair with chickenpox blisters on your head?

How can you brush your hair with chickenpox blisters on your head?

Yes: It may be uncomfortable so you may want to brush gently and avoid harsh scalp contact. A soft brush or comb would work and then just gently going over any tender areas. You can avoid brushing the scalp and just brush hair as well. ...Read more

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What are your recommendations on how to treat chicken pox marks/scars especially on my face area?

What are your recommendations on how to treat chicken pox marks/scars especially on my face area?

See dermatologist: There are different type of treatments available for chicken pox marks /scars to be treated , consult your dermatologist he can suggest what procedure you need for your marks . ...Read more

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How to remove rashes on the face of my baby?

How to remove rashes on the face of my baby?

See your doc: Depends on the type of rash. Many skin conditions are self limited in infants and will resolve if left alone. See your doc for assessment of the rash and then they can recommend appropriate treatment if any is needed. ...Read more

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Why is ringworm on my face spreading to other areas on my face?

Why is ringworm on my face spreading to other areas on my face?

See a dermatologist: "ringworm" is not a medical diagnosis. Do you have fungus infection, impetigo, dermatitis, or something else ? The treatment for each of these is different. ...Read more

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How to stop Psoriasis on your forehead?

How to stop Psoriasis on your forehead?

See derm: This usually requires a Rx for treatment. It is however unusual to have psoriasis at the forehead only and thus a dermatology consult is recommended. ...Read more

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Can you get keratosis pilaris on your hairline?

Can you get keratosis pilaris on your hairline?

Not usually: Keratosis pilaris along the hair line is not where one finds this condition. This is typically seen on the backs of the upper arms and upper thighs. ...Read more