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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. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...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?

Scabies: Scabies looks like lines of burrows on skin made with little mounds or blisters. They cause itching which is often worse at night. Although they can be anywhere on skin they like going into skin folds (waistline, axilla, breasts, between fingers, feet, wrists, knees, elbows, buttocks ; genitalia. A dermatologist or your family doctor can make this diagnosis accurately. ...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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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

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Scabies (Definition)

Scabies is a skin disease caused by a mite infection. Symptoms include an extremely itchy, linear rash where the mite has ...Read more