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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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How contagious are scabies? It possible to get them on your eye?

How contagious are scabies? It possible to get them on your eye?

Scabies: It is possible for scabies to infect the eyelashes and eyebrows. They are definately contagious. If you believe you have eye involvement then please seek medical attention. Take care. ...Read more

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I have extremely itchy skin all over, it's worse at night and I'm sure it's scabies. Also, have an itchy scalp eyes and ears. Too intense! Please help?

I have extremely itchy skin all over, it's worse at night and I'm sure it's scabies. Also, have an itchy scalp eyes and ears. Too intense! Please help?

Please see your Dr.: Please see a dermatologist as soon as possible. Many reasons for itchy skin all over. Scabies is just one of them. If this is scabies, a simple treatment with Permethrin cream applied today and in one week and following some instructions on what to do with clothing and bedding will help you get rid of this itch. If it is not scabies, this itch needs to be evaluated further. ...Read more

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I have scabies on my eyelids, groin elbows neck, and hands. Extremely irritating in all areas and swollen eye. Advice on permanent treatments?

I have scabies on my eyelids, groin elbows neck, and hands. Extremely irritating in all areas and swollen eye. Advice on permanent treatments?

Scabies: Scabies are relatively easy to treat, however the symptoms may persist for a prolonged time due to allergic reaction to their waste products long after the mite is killed. You should see your family doctor, pediatric doctor or dermatologist for treatment ...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 do you get scabies?

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 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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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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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

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How can a person get scabies?

Contact: 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 you get scabies from the woods?

Scabies: Scabies is an infestation of the skin by the human itch mite (sarcoptes scabiei var. Hominis). The microscopic scabies mite burrows into the upper layer of the skin where it lives and lays its eggs. The most common symptoms of scabies are intense itching and a pimple-like skin rash. The scabies mite usually is spread by direct, prolonged, skin-to-skin contact with a person who has scabies. ...Read more

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How might I get rid from scabies?

Medication: The most common medication is Permethrin 5 % apply to whole body (neck to toe) leave it for 12 hours, shower and repeat in 2 weeks. Treat every one at home. If this does not work oral Ivermectin might. ...Read more

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Scabies rash does it get worse after tx with cream?

Scabies rash does it get worse after tx with cream?

What kind?: It won't get worse with cream but will stay and spread for a long time if not properly treated. Even after the treatment has killed all of them, you may still be itching for many more days because of the bug droppings in the skin. ...Read more

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Is there a way you can get scabies on your genitals?

Intimate contact: Scabies transfer on skin to skin contact. So if your genitals contact someone's skin that has scabies, you could contract them on your genitals. If you suspect you have scabies, see your doctor for a proper diagnosis and safe and effective treatemnt. ...Read more

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How many treatments does it take to get rid of scabies?

1 or 2: Usually 1 treatment with Elimite (permethrin) is enough. If incompletely cured, additional similar treatment in 14 days may be applied. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! Will my baby get scabies from a cat?

Scabies: Scabies mites that live on pets are different from the ones found on humans. But, mites on pets may be transmitted to you from an infested pet. They can burrow under your skin resulting in itching. This type of mite will not reproduce on you ; should die within several days. You won't require medication but your animal needs to be treated. ...Read more

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Do kids from orphanages get a lot of pinworms and scabies?

Do kids from orphanages get a lot of pinworms and scabies?

Yes: It be cookson for these infections to spread in facility where several children live. ...Read more

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Got sunburned were my scabies are will that affect me trying to get rid of them?

Skin and Scabies: Most likely not. But, it may increase the itchiness of your skin. ...Read more