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What is the difference between flea bites and bed bug bites?

What is the difference between flea bites and bed bug bites?

Location: Location, location, location. Flea bites will occur close to ground, so for most of us that's legs only. Bed bugs anywhere on the body. Both produce itchy red bumps. ...Read more

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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

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What is the difference between flea bites and celiac disease rash?

What is the difference between flea bites and celiac disease rash?

Cekiac disease: There are a number of skin disorders assocaited with celiac disease. Dh is one that can resemble flea bites. One has to look at the whole picture to decide if there is underlying celiac disease or if the dog has fleas. Go to http://www.Celiaccentral.Org/skin/. ...Read more

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Treating Scabies (Checklist)

Seek healthcare professional for evaluation and treatment
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Wash clothes, sheets, towels, etc in warmest water fabric can tolerate
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Avoid exposure to others as best as possible
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Consider treatment sprays for couches, curtains, and other fabrics
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I want to know what is the difference between flea bites and celiac disease rash?

I want to know what is the difference between flea bites and celiac disease rash?

Flea bites vs rash: Fleas only jump about knee high so the bites are usually below the knee and look like insect bites, firm red itchy-painful nodules, some may have pustules. Rash due to celiac disease is dermatitis herpetiformis, grouped crusted red bumps, urticarial papules or vesicles on extensor surfaces, such as elbows, knees, buttocks, back. Because rash is very itchy, usually we see mostly scratches on exam. ...Read more

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2 year old son has red hot bumps on palms, bumps on arms, ankles & a couple on his side, flea bites? Hfm disease? Chicken pox? How to tell difference?

2 year old son has red hot bumps on palms, bumps on arms, ankles & a couple on his side, flea bites? Hfm disease? Chicken pox? How to tell difference?

NEEDS to be seen: It's hard to tell by description--so he needs to be seen to get a diagnosis. Chicken pox seems least likely but 'hot bumps' is concerning for an infection/cellulitis. ...Read more

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Treating Scabies (Checklist)

Wash clothes, underwear, towels exposed within 48 hrs of treatment
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Apply Permethrin (Elimite) 5% cream head to toe; wash off 8 hrs later
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Notify other close contacts/sexual partners
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What's the difference between herpes and scabies?

What's the difference between herpes and scabies?

Ulcers vs itchy rash: Herpes rash is little blisters that break open to form an ulcer and is tender when touched. It is caused by herpes type 1 & type 2. Scabies is caused by a "mite", a bug, that tunnels under the surface of the skin. Scabies is not painful but itches like nothing else. Scabies doesn't form ulcers. Herpes is often on the face, genitals, or fingers. Scabies is often on the hands, arms, waist, or legs. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between scratches from playing or scabies?

How can I tell the difference between scratches from playing or scabies?

Location of sores: Scabies causes intensely itchy small bumps that tend to occur in skin folds(under the arms, below the waistband, between the fingers) if these area are not involved, your child probably doesn't have scabies. Scabies lesions will also occur in a line or track at times. ...Read more

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Treating Scabies (Checklist)

Use over-the-counter Permethrin 5% cream; read & follow directions
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Treat household members except: under age 2 mos/pregnant/breast feeder
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Launder bedding/clothing if worn within 3 days before treatment
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Launder items in hot water and hot dryer cycles
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How can you tell the difference between scabies and herpes?

How can you tell the difference between scabies and herpes?

Scabies vs. Herpes: Herpes usually presents as painful, grouped or clustered small blisters. Scabies are usually very itchy and demonstrate linear red lines suggestive of burrowing. See a dermatologist and get an evaluation and / or biopsy for a definitive answer and treatment. ...Read more

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Flea Bites (Definition)

Flea bites occur when a flea bites a person, and can cause itching and irritation at the site of the bite ...Read more

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