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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
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 there's good treatment for it. ...Read more
You need: To see your doctor for a correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
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
Yes: Are you or did you see a dermatologist? ...Read more
I have a rash that looks like scabies but is not. Skin scraping came back clear. All over my body but not on my face. Any suggestions?
I can't afford more scabies cream for another 4 days, would covering myself head to toe in Vaseline help. I know it kills ticks.
What about: Ivermectin??? 4-5 pills as a single dose is another option ...Read more
Something has been biting me for over 3 years now my face head neck entire body hav been treated for bedbugs and scabies no change?
It would likely take: More than medication to rid your home of scabies or bed bugs. If not eradicated in the home- the bugs will keep coming back. T requires effort to get rid of scabies. 1st, you ; all members of your household need to be treated. Ivermectin is an effective medication for treating scabies. 2nd, clean (ie. Hot water in machine) clothes, bedding ; towels you've come in contact w). There may be things. ...Read more
Diagnosed with scabies but Noone in the house has it and I feel she was misdiagnosed. The rash is on her face and none between fingers or toes.?
Return To Doctor: Scabies is caused by a mite that burrows into skin causing inflammation/itching. Close contacts can become infested however it is possible for household members to remain unaffected. A questionable diagnosis can be confirmed by microscopic exam of skin scrapings. See your doctor to discuss your concerns and for re-examination. Your doctor may also consider referral to a Dermatologist. ...Read more
How soon scabies rash return if 4wks Ivermectin&cleaning fail? Random spots? Less itch? Meds before test=no proof. New neck spots&crawly face. What I do?
Usually 2 wks: With ivermectin you take your pills and are re examined in 2 wks to see if you need a second treatment. Sounds like you do so go back to the doctor ...Read more
Yes, but: The concentration of the is about 5 times the concentration needed for the lice. It is basically a bug spray in lotion form. You would be taking a bazooka to kill a rat, it would likely work but is a bit excessive.. ...Read more
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?
Will using permethrin only where the itchy bumps are located on my body eliminate the scabies? It worked last time. Head to toe seems overkill no?
Scabies is not like a simple mosquito bite. Scabies is an infestation of the skin by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei.
Transmitted by close person to person contact or by fomites (clothing, linens). To prevent transmission treat with Permethrin 5% cream. Apply to all areas of the body from the neck down and wash off aprox 8-14 hours later. Simultaneous treatment of close contacts advised. ...Read more
Son diagnosed w/ scabies. Not treated yet. Since rash looks better but spread face/eyelid. Rash not itchy. Clear bumps w/ black dots. Likely Scabies?
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
How to tell the difference between an allergy or scabies? I am itchy all over including my face, hands, buttocks ankles etc.
Dermatologist: Scabies is diagnosed by taking scrappings of a suspected lesion and looking under the microscope and seeing the bug or trailings. It most commonly effects the hands. While a generalized rash may indicate an allergic reaction but there are multiple other causes of your symptoms. See a dermatologist to start. ...Read more
Tingle/crawling feeling on face, fluid filled pimples, redness, wake up itchy, pimples come in a group, sometimes lined up, scabies? Herpes? Impetigo?
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