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Could a really bad case of herpes look like scabies?

Could a really bad case of herpes look like scabies?

Not likely: 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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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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What does scabies look like?

What does scabies look like?

Itchy rash: Scabies is a very itchy and annoying rash that comes from a mite that likes to burrow itself underneath the skin. It is contagious and has a predisposition for certain hidden areas of the body (such as the webs of the fingers/toes, creases under the breasts, and elbows). It can be generalized in a baby. Sometimes it can look like a little pimple or insect bite, and other times it can be crusted. ...Read more

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What does scabies look like?

What does scabies  look like?

Scabies: The skin shows signs of small insect-type bites, or looks like pimples. The skin may also be red or have sores due to scratching of the area. A burrow (a short s-shaped track that indicates the mite's movement under the skin) may also be visible. The average affected person has only five to 10 mites on their body at a time. See: http://www.Emedicinehealth.Com/scabies/page3_em.Htm#scabies symptoms. ...Read more

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What do scabies look like? What treament should you use?

Scabies: Scabies can cause intense itching which worsens at night. If you check your skin you can see little burrows made by small blisters and bumps in skin folds. Places you might find them include your armpits, inner elbows, between your fingers, on your feet, around the buttocks, genitalia and breasts. Med prescribed by health care provider are usually needed to treat scabies. Creams include: > ...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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What can scabies look like 5 days after treatment?

Gone gone: Migt be left with inflmmed skin as of scrathing. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does scabies look like when healing?

Scabies Treatment: Elimite (permethrin) cream is the most commonly prescribed treatment for scabies. One applies it everywhere from the neck down.. After 8 hours it is washed off and repeat in 1 week. Clothing that has been worn and sheets and used towels are washed. Any potentiallly contaminated clothes must be washed or, alternatively, they can be put in a plastic bag and put out in the sun for a week. ...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?

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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?

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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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Spots that keep appearing on body and are itchy look like bites not scabies or menengitus?

Spots that keep appearing on body and are itchy look like bites not scabies or menengitus?

See a dermatologist: If you have pets it could be fleas. It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Do bed bug bites look like scabies?

Do bed bug bites look like scabies?

Scabies vs bedbugs: 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, wrists, knees, elbows, buttocks & genitalia.** bed bug bites may cause no sx's/signs in some except for 2 small points where skin was punctured by >. ...Read more

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Does a scabies rash, come up, get itchy, and then go away, and come back again? And if so what would it look like?

Does a scabies rash, come up, get itchy, and then go away, and come back again? And if so what would it look like?

Itch may persist: After treatment, the itch of scabies can persist up to a week or two. At that time the rash should be gone even if the itch persists. If after that time and using anti-itch medication, the itching comes back as does the rash- consider retreatment. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter medicine can be used for treatment of scabies for body and furniture? What do they look like on your skin?

What over-the-counter medicine can be used for treatment of scabies for body and furniture? What do they look like on your skin?

There are none: Scabies mites cannot be killed by over-the-counter meds. Prescriptions include: Permethrin cream 5%, crotamiton 10%, lindane 1%, sulfur ointment 5-10%, and oral ivernectin pills (off-label). The mites burrow under the skin, and look like small red raised bumps. Clothing and bedding from 2-3da before treatment should be washer in hot soapy water, dried in hot drier; or placed in airtight bag x 7da. ...Read more

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I just start useing the cream permethrin for scabies how long will it be before i'm cured and what do they look like when healing?

I just start useing the cream permethrin for scabies how long will it be before i'm cured and what do they look like when healing?

See below: Scabies is treated with a topical scabicide such as 5% permethrin. It 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. The itching may take over a week to resolve. Skin lesions will gradually fade and resolve. ...Read more

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If i get scabies is it natural to get bumps on your hands that look like borrows under it which i can pop month after using the cream?

Yes: Scabies can present with small burrows underneath the skin especially around the wrists and knuckles. Also can be found around the belly button, abdomen, groin, around elbows and knees, creases of skin. Excruciatingly itchy especially at night. ...Read more