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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


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What are scabies and how does it look on children?

What are scabies and how does it look on children?

Skin mites: Scabies is a skin infection caused by a human mite. The mite burrows into the skin and lays eggs which causes severe itching. There can be a rash which usually looks like small pimples. Common areas to find the rash are between the fingers and toes and along the belt-line. ...Read more

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What are the usual treatments for scabies in children?

Scabies: The most common treatment is a topical medication called elimite (permethrin). Some of us like to use an oral medication called ivermectin. ...Read more

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Appropriate remedies for scabies cream for children?

Appropriate remedies for scabies cream for children?

? question: I'm not sure what your question is here. What remedy for a cream are you looking for? If the kids have scabies, the cream is the remedy. Apply it as directed by the pharmacist. If you have questions about how to do that, call your pharmacy back for instructions. ...Read more

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Scabies. Partners 14yr old girl treated for scabies. Is she still infectious for my children and how would she have got it?

Scabies: If she has been treated x 2, with the second treatment 7-14 days apart, chances are she is not infectious. She got from close contact with an infected person either in the family or friends or another one. ...Read more

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What is an effective over-the-counter treatment for scabies? My children got scabies and im not sure I have them but I want to treat for them to be safe. I don't have insurance or a doctor and can't afford a prescription.

What is an effective over-the-counter treatment for scabies? My children got scabies and im not sure I have them but I want to treat for them to be safe. I don't have insurance or a doctor and can't afford a prescription.

There: There is a cream called Elimite (permethrin) that you can buy over the counter. Follow the detailed instructions on the packaging. Also make sure to clean the sheets and all other bedding in very hot water.
Good luck. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I was with this guy 2months ago&i started to itch real bad went to the e.R and found out I had scabies what is that?

What do you advise if I was with this guy 2months ago&i started to itch real bad went to the e.R and found out I had scabies what is that?

Scabies: Scabies is a skin infection caused by a mite called sarcoptes scabiei. It 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. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I've been with this guy 2months ago&i started to itch real bad went to the e.R and found out I had scabies what is that?

What do you suggest if I've been with this guy 2months ago&i started to itch real bad went to the e.R and found out I had scabies what is that?

Scabies: Scabies in people is cause by a mite called sacroptes scabieivar. Hominis. 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. You need to treat it. ...Read more

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My S/O family member is being treated for scabies, she has no symtoms but being treated. Is she contagious even if she has no lesions? Stay away?

Relax: Even if the person you love is crawling with scabies, that's no reason not to snuggle up and be happy together. You can both be treated at the same time. Congratulations on your relationship and best wishes to you both. ...Read more

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What’s the best treatment for scabies mites?

3step Multi-approach: Scabies is a common skin infection and it's spread by direct contact with the scabies germ. #1the best treatment is prevention of contact when possible. #2however, once infection has occurred, the next step is to treat with one of several scabicide (scabies-killing) creams as per provided instructions. #3treatment's not complete however until exposed clothing, bedding etc. Have been cleaned, too. ...Read more

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What is scabies?

Scabies: Scabies is an itchy, highly contagious skin condition caused by an infestation by the itch mite sarcoptes scabiei. Direct skin-to-skin contact is the mode of transmission. ...Read more

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What are scabies?

What are scabies?

They are mites..: Scabies are mites! The one infesting human are called sarcoptes scabiei var hominis, and have been torturing mankind for over 2500 yrs, dating back to the roman times. They typically burrow under skin, lay their eggs, thus causing the burrows of inflammation and thus intense itching at times-easily treated, but often a missed diagnosis.
If u r concernd/having burrow-rashes, consult doc.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Are scabies white.

Scabies: Scabies in people is cause by a mite called Sacroptes Scabieivar. Hominis. Scabies looks like lines of burrows on skin made w 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. You aren't likely to see mites. ...Read more

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What are are scabies?

What are are scabies?

Infesting parasite: Scabies is a common infestation caused by the arthropod sarcoptes scabiei. The mite is transmitted via prolonged direct human contact. The main presenting symptoms include rash and severe itching. If you think you might have scabies, please see your doctor and get treatment soon! ...Read more

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How do u get scabies?

How do u get scabies?

Scabies: The scabies mite is a microscopic parasite that is passed from the skin of an infected person to another, usually by close physical contact. The mite only lives up to 3 days off the human body because it requires a very specific temperature to live and breed. ...Read more

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How serious is scabies?

Define serious: For the person who has it, it can cause horrible itching, but it's certainly not life threatening. The "serious" thing about scabies is that it's highly contagious, which can be a big problem in places like nursing homes, medical wards or group homes. ...Read more

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How do you get scabies?

Direct contact: Scabies is caused by the human itch mite. The symptoms are caused when the mite burrows in to your skin. You can acquire them through direct skin - to - skin contact - or from contact with infested objects such as clothing, furniture, or towels. You can not acquire this from animals. ...Read more

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How do I treat scabies?

Several: There are many treatments. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more

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How do you get scabies?

Transmission.: Scabies is usually spread by close physical contact. It can also be spread by using the same bedding or clothing as someone who is infected with scabies. ...Read more

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Can u get scabies twice?

Sure: You can get this more than once. ...Read more

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How do you cure scabies?

How do you cure scabies?

Scabies treatment: Involves using a prescription medication, usually in a cream form. It is applied head to toe overnight, then washed off. It is important to washes all bedding, linens and recently worn clothing in hot water to prevent re-infestation, and household contacts may require treatment as well. Itching and dry skin can last up to two weeks following successful treatment. ...Read more

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How can you get scabies?

Close contact: It is a mite that lives on the body and can be transferred by close bodily contact. It can take up to 6 weeks to cause symptoms after the contact occurs. ...Read more

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Can virgins get scabies?

Absolutely: Babies get it all the time. Scabies is not necessarially sexually transmitted. ...Read more

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What's done for scabies?

Scabies: If you have scabies it can require a fair effort to get rid of it. First, you and all the members of your household will need to be treated. Ivermectin is an effective medication for treating scabies. Second, you will have to clean (ie. Hot water in machine the clothes, bedding and towels you have come in contact with). There may be some things like pillows that can’t go in the wash. You can put. ...Read more

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How does scabies travel?

How does scabies travel?

Direct contact: Scabies is transmitted by direct contact of skin to skin, or to something that infested skin has contacted (i.e., sharing bedding, clothing, towels, etc). ...Read more