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Can you get scabies in your hair?

Can you get scabies in your hair?

Yes: Scabies, lice, and crabs are all parasites that can infest hair covered areas of the body. Scabies usually burrow under the skin leaving itchy red tracks. Lice and their eggs attach to the hair. Crabs often are compared to moving dandruff. Each is treated differently. If you have scabies, you will need to obtain a prescription from your doctor. ...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 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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Can you get scabies near hair line or in the scalp? My son appears to have red rash on his scalp and near ear that resembles scabies rash

Can you get scabies near hair line or in the scalp? My son appears to have red rash on his scalp and near ear that resembles scabies rash

Not : Not commonly so i would see a dermatologist for definitive diagnosis. I wonder whether this is more likely seborrhea or psoriasis or possibly fungal infection. See a picture and read about treatment options for seborrheic dermatitis at the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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I get really itchy welts on my chest, forearms, neck and even my head where hair grows. I thought it could be scabies and I've used perthrim cream whi?

I get really itchy welts on my chest, forearms, neck and even my head where hair grows. I thought it could be scabies and I've used perthrim cream whi?

Scabies unlikely.: but it is a reason to have things evaluated. Mostly, reaction to a chemical exposure with/without sunlight sensitization effects. Can progress to a second degree burn or infection if the skin breaks open. But, if it is an allergic reaction to a medication, that needs to be fixed. And if it is sensitive skin, (mastocytosis) that needs to be fixed. And theres good treatment for it. ...Read more

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Can you have scabies in your hair?

Child vs adult: Scabies can be anywhere on skin they like going into skin folds (waistline, axilla, breasts, between fingers, feet, wrists, knees, elbows, buttocks ; genitalia. They aren't usually found on the face/scalp of adults. It would be more common to see scabies in hair in children. ...Read more

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Do scabies go into your hair?

Not often in adults.: Scabies can be anywhere on skin they like going into skin folds (waistline, axilla, breasts, between fingers, feet, wrists, knees, elbows, buttocks ; genitalia. They aren't usually found on the face/scalp of adults. It would be more common to see scabies in hair in children. ...Read more

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I think i got scabies in my hair?

Scabies.: Scabies can be anywhere on skin they like going into skin folds (waistline, axilla, breasts, between fingers, feet, wrists, knees, elbows, buttocks ; genitalia. They aren't usually found on the face/scalp of adults. It would be more common to see scabies in scalp hair in children. Scabies looks like lines of burrows on skin made with little mounds or blisters. They cause itching which is often >. ...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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Does sauna treat scabies? If i stay in sauna 122 f for 10 minutes, will the scabies in my body be killed?I use hair dyer to blow bumps, does it help?

Probably not: Although no one has done a study on what temperature would kill the mites and eggs, the temperature under your skin where the mite burows would not be that hot. You need to see your dermatologist and get medications to apply to stop the infestation. ...Read more

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I am suffering scabies for 2 weeks, applied permetherin 5% 2 times, no improvement. When itches, I use hair blower aiming the bumps, is it ok to do so?

Scabies Treatment: The topical medications used to treat scabies are: crotamiton 10%, petmethrin 5%, and lindane 1%. The oral medication is Ivermectin at 0.2mg/kg by mouth one time. You can try a different medication. However, has a skin scraping been done and scabies mites seen. If not, you may not have scabies. ...Read more

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How do I rid scabies dust mites in hair and skin?

How do I rid scabies dust mites in hair and skin?

Scabies vs dust mite: Scabies and dust mites are two different kind of mites. Dust mites are ubiquitous occurring everywhere. They can impact respiratory allergies and asthma. Scabies is a mite that burrows into the skin causing severe itching. Scabies is treated using scabicides such as permethrin, lindane or ivermectin. Scabicide is spread over body then washed off in 12 hours. ...Read more

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Can I out permethrin cream on my face? Will it hurt me? Face and body is itchy and boyfriend has scabies. Does it hurt hair?

Can I out permethrin cream on my face? Will it hurt me? Face and body  is itchy and boyfriend has scabies. Does it hurt hair?

Head to toe.: Permethrin is meant to be put on head to toe. Face. Hair. And if there's scabies around, you have to treat the living space. Wash all linens and clothes. Steam clean the mattress, rugs and non-leather seating surfaces. ...Read more

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Hi I'm a 32 year old female. I currently have scabies as diagnosed by my doctor.. I have them all over and especially on neck, face and scalp.. How will I treat my scalp as I have very long hair and doctor told me not to put treatment on my head, even if

Oral ivermectin?: There's no obvious reason the treatment (probably permethrin or lindane) cannot be used on the scalp, but it should be kept out of the eyes and mouth. Alternatively, if necessary, scabies can be treated with ivermectin, an oral treatment effective in a single dose. Discuss both options with your doctor. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w/ scabies. Pimples and intense itching on whole scalp/hairline too (especially at night). Can I use Permethrin 5% on my scalp/hair?

Diagnosed w/ scabies. Pimples and intense itching on whole scalp/hairline too (especially at night). Can I use Permethrin 5% on my scalp/hair?

Lotion, not cream: Permethrin OTC comes in a lotion that can be used in the hair after you shower, shampoo, and towel try. Be sure to follow CDC instructions for disposing of or sterilizing clothes or bedding you have used while infected and any close contacts you have had need treating as well. Good luck. I have attached instructions for you here: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a698037.html ...Read more

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What is an effective way to treat your vehicle for scabies/head lice?

What is an effective way to treat your vehicle for scabies/head lice?

General cleaning: With lice, only areas where the head has touched are at risk. Would wipe the area down and vacuum it. With scabies it is spread to the environment with direct skin contact. It is unlikely to be an issue in your car. Would recommend general cleaning to the areas as well with wipe down and vacuum. Extreme cleaning in either case is not necessary or indicated. ...Read more