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Can you have scabies without any rash in the usual locations? "bite marks" and intense night itching on shins only. Doc said didn't know. Diag scabies

Can you have scabies without any rash in the usual locations? "bite marks" and intense night itching on shins only. Doc said didn't know. Diag scabies

Picture Worth 1000: How about bedbugs? Fleas? Something irritating in your socks (new socks? Detergent? Ou know those products from China are sprayed with these really weird chemicals; they have a characteristic smell). but really, hard to say without a picture. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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Will rashes caused by scabies disappear on their own?

Will rashes caused by scabies disappear on their own?

No need treatment: The scabies needs to be treated. The discoloration or dryness may take time. Use a moisturizer for that ...Read more

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I have severe itching accompanied by bumps, welts, and rashes - scabies or something else?

I have severe itching accompanied by bumps, welts, and rashes - scabies or something else?

Could be scabies: You are describing either scabies or eczema (allergy). If you are also itching in hands and feet it is very likely that it is scabies. In that case all medications are prescription based so you need to see a dr. If not you may try otc Hydrocortisone cream + oral benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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How post scabies manifested? Are there new rashes, new white head pimples, crawling?

How post scabies manifested? Are there new rashes, new white head pimples, crawling?

Infected scabies: Sorry your question is not clear. Yes scabies can get infected. New pimples would probably be a different thing, Irrespective of that antibiotics would be needed. ...Read more

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Very itchy upper body rashes for 18mths. Topical ointment only temp fix. No allergies (tested). Not scabies. Not soaps/chemicals/hard water. Help? : (

Very itchy upper body rashes for 18mths. Topical ointment only temp fix. No allergies (tested). Not scabies. Not soaps/chemicals/hard water. Help? : (

Photo would help: The characteristics of the rash are very important to determine the cause. If you can share a photo here on Health Tap- there may be a dermatologist or other doctor who can identify it for you. I wonder if the rash comes and goes or is there all the time? What parts exactly on your body is it found? What exactly does the rash look like? Can you describe it... many Q's but needed to find diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have anaphylaxis? My body is itching me all over. How do I know it's not scabies? These rashes get crazy at night time. I've been having it for 3 weeks. Did laundry 2x. And my lips have gotten swollen twice. I went to a doctor and she s

How do I know if I have anaphylaxis? My body is itching me all over. How do I know it's not scabies? These rashes get crazy at night time. I've been having it for 3 weeks. Did laundry 2x. And my lips have gotten swollen twice. I went to a doctor and she s

Not anaphylaxis: Anaphylaxis refers to acute allergic reaction with loss of blood pressure, passing out, tight airway, sudden difficulty breathing. The cause is usually known. You have something quite different. You need a diagnosis-----scabies or whatever----and your Dr should call a dermatologist for you to be seen on an urgent basis. ...Read more

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Sir iam suffering from scabies even I used medicines for a week iam feeling itchy rashes and itchy pimples like on my penis please sir what should ido?

It takes 2-3 weeks: It takes 2-3 weeks for scabies symptoms to subside after successful treatment. Even though the treatment killed the scabies mites, your body is still reacting to the dead mites, eggs, and droppings in your skin. Just wait it out; your symptoms will clear up in the next couple of weeks. ...Read more

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Can I have scabies without a rash, I itch on my arms, wrists, hands, back, hips, butt, legs, shins and really bad on anckles, but no rash!

Can I have scabies without a rash, I itch on my arms, wrists, hands, back, hips, butt, legs, shins and really bad on anckles, but no rash!

Possible: It is possible, but whole body itching suggests to me that we should look for a metabolic reason for your itching, such as high bilirubin or other metabolite. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What does scabies rash look like?

What does scabies rash look like?

Extremely itchy: Scabies is one of the itchiest rashes around. It is usually seen as individual reddish bumps about 1/8 to 1/4 inch wide, along the waistline area or on other places on the chest or abdomen. Fingers often have scabies bumps, about 1/8 inch size. Sometimes bumps form in a short line, usually not more than a 1.5 inch long line of little bumps. Extremely itchy bumps plus scratching suggests scabies. ...Read more

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What does a scabies rash usually look like?

What does a scabies rash usually look like?

Small bumps: Many small bumps (so-called vesiculopapular/crusted papular eruptions) presented at pubic area, abdomen, inner thighs, buttock, fingerwebs, wrists, etc. But never spreading to face or scalp. ...Read more

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Is it possible to not have rash with scabies?

Scabies: The skin will have some type of rash usually as the scabies mite will burrow into the skin which will irritate the skin and cause a reaction. ...Read more

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Thought it was scabies but rash went away on its own?

Thought it was scabies but rash went away on its own?

Good: Scabies last for years unless treated. Don't worry if the rash is gone. Most do go away on their own. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for scabies rash to go away?

How long is it supposed to it take for scabies rash to go away?

See below: 5% Permethrin is applied over the entire body from the chin to the toes and left on for 8 to 14 hours before washing off. The treatment is repeated 1 week later. After your first Permethrin treatment is completed you can try some calamine lotion and some solarcaine to the areas that itch the most for symptomatic relief. The rash and itching can last over a week after the start of treatment. ...Read more

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I understand there is a lingering itch after scabies have been eradicated, however, does a rash continue to develope?

I understand there is a lingering itch after scabies have been eradicated, however, does a rash continue to develope?

Yes: As long as you are scratching, the rash continues to develop. Use a moisturizer daily and ask your doctor for strong oral antihistamines to stop the itch. ...Read more

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How can I tell if a rash is scabies? What does a rash that is caused by scabies look like? How will I know if my rash is from scabies? .

How can I tell if a rash is scabies? What does a rash that is caused by scabies look like? How will I know if my rash is from scabies? .

Varies: There is a classic scabies rash but you may be uncommon and still have scabies! Usually, itchy rash worse at night and which spares the neck and face. Look for burrows on the hands and feet or in the finger webs. Burrows are short, wavy, scaly gray lines on the skin surface. Rash may be on inside wrist, elbows, underarms, under breasts, abdomen, genital and buttocks region and can look scabs too! ...Read more

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How can I tell if a rash is scabies? What does a rash that is caused by scabies look like? How will I know if my rash is from scabies? .

How can I tell if a rash is scabies? What does a rash that is caused by scabies look like? How will I know if my rash is from scabies? .

Varies: There is a classic scabies rash but you may be uncommon and still have scabies! Usually, itchy rash worse at night which spares the neck and face. Look for burrows on the hands and feet or in the finger webs. Burrows are short, wavy, scaly gray lines on the skin surface. Rash may be on inside wrist, elbows, underarms, under breasts, abdomen, genital and buttocks region and be just scabs too! ...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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If I send a pic of my boyfriend's "rash" could you rule out things? My research says scabies.

Picture: While a picture can be worth a thousand words, there is no substitute for a proper physical exam with good lighting and the advantages of the other senses. See a doctor. ...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? .

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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Is it possible that my partner has been wrongly diagnosed with scabies? I have been itchy around 6 months with no rash, he's no rash either

Is it possible that my partner has been wrongly diagnosed with scabies? I have been itchy around 6 months with no rash, he's no rash either

Misdiagnose occurs.: Scabies itch is caused by an allergy to the tiny mites, and some people are more allergic and have more itch and rash then others who also have scabies. It one person has scabies in a house hold, then its best to treat everyone living in that household. In nursing homes and hospitals, nurses and other pesonnel can transmit scabies from patient to patient, a mini epidemic and everyone need meds. ...Read more

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If scabies rash is disappearing does it mean it is healing or not and the crawling sensation is it active scabies or it can be post scabies?

If scabies rash is disappearing does it mean it is healing or not and the crawling sensation is it active scabies or it can be post scabies?

Creeping: The itching and the creeping senstation under the skin can persist sometimes for weeks, after the scabies has been treated. Make sure you applied the cream 2 times, a week apart for proper eradication and use a moisturizer and oral antihistamines for the itch. ...Read more

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How long does it take scabies rash to disapear after treatment?

Weeks: Even though the scabies mites might have been eradicated, their body and droppings stay in the skin for weeks ...Read more

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How long does it take for a scabies rash to go away after treatment?

How long does it take for a scabies rash to go away after treatment?

Scabies: Although sometimes referred to as the "seven-year itch, " scabies can be effectively treated with killing of the mite sarcoptes scabiei, preventing cross-contamination from a close contact and/or clothes/bedding sheets. Sometimes pruritus may be secondary to postscabetic dermatitis which in turn is secondary to the skin reaction to the scabies infestation that persists after effective eradication. ...Read more

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


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more