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How can I get scabies and how is it spread?

How can I get scabies and how is it spread?

Contact: 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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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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My son caught scabies but no one else in our home has it. Is this possible to spread?

My son caught scabies but no one else in our home has it. Is this possible to spread?

Yes: Scabies is easily spreadable to members of a household. He should be treated and all clothing, blankets, etc... Washed in hot water. ...Read more

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Can scabies be spread by swimming in a public pool?

Can scabies be spread by swimming in a public pool?

Doubt it but...: Transmission usually occurs via direct skin-to-skin contact, seen most commonly in overcrowded living conditions.Scabies tends to peak in colder seasons, probably due to increased crowding and prolonged survival of mites away from the host in cooler temperatures. Young children and the elderly are most frequently affected. There is no gender or ethnic predominance. ...Read more

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I got told I have scabies I was given cream and treated my family and I now my scabies have spread?

Keep treating: Sometimes it takes several treatments or change of cream to get rid of the infestation. Be sure that you have washed all linens in hot water and put pillows and stuffed toys into plastic bags for a few days (scabies can't live long without humans). I would also vacuum the whole house then throw away that vacuum bag. ...Read more

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Can folliculitis spread from one area to the whole body in a couple days? Or is that characteristic of scabies?

Can folliculitis spread from one area to the whole body in a couple days? Or is that characteristic of scabies?

Yes to both: Folliculitis could spread from one area to the whole body in a couple of days. The rash and itching associated with scabies could also spread from one area to the whole body in a couple of days. ...Read more

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Can my cat spread the human scabies mite?

Can my cat spread the human scabies mite?

Doubtful: Animals ; pets carry different scabies mites.
Scabies mites that live on pets are different from the ones found on humans. But, mites on pets may be transmitted to you from an infested pet. They can burrow under your skin resulting in itching. This type of mite will not reproduce on you ; should die within several days. You won't require medication but your animal needs to be treated. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to get rid of scabies fast?

Scabies tx: 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. Medications prescribed by your health care provider are usually needed to treat scabies. Creams include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, and crotamiton. Second, you will have >. ...Read more

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I was told I had scabies about a week ago I got treatment asap after putting it on it on seemed to get worse and spread to places I don't want it?

Scabies: It is very possible that you did not have scabies at all. If your practitioner did not scrape the lesions actually see the mites, the possibility of scabies is lessened. Sometimes the medicines given for presumptive scabies can be quite irritating in their own right. That means that you should definitely see a dermatologist and get this assessed properly. You may or may not even have scabies. ...Read more

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What can I do if my two year old and myself have scabies. Is there any way to get rid of them fast?

Scabies: Please consult your doctor to get a prescription that can be used for both you and your daughter. It is a lotion that gets applied on your body from the neck down including all creases and crevices, for at least 8 hours and then rinsed off. ...Read more

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Hi can covarex cream and temoderm soap be effective in treating scabies, also what is the best way to treat scabies fast?

Nope: Covarex is an anti-fungal cream. Scabies is a mite not a fungus. Treatment can consist of several different medications- some over the counter: https://www. Emedicinehealth. Com/scabies/page6_em. Htm#what_are_scabies_treatment_options ...Read more

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If I have scabies, can my dog spread the mites throughout my house? I'm in treatment but don't want my dog to spread the mites.

If I have scabies, can my dog spread the mites throughout my house? I'm in treatment but don't want my dog to spread the mites.

Yes- have it checked: Scabies can be spread on objects such as articles of clothing or bedsheets- therefore, these mites can be potentially spread on the coat of your dog. Have your dog checked out by a veterinarian and if need be, have your dog treated. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of the scabies in my house my 16 month was diagnosed with scabies the dermotoligest didn't do a skin test but he said that's what it was what's the fast way step by step to clear my house and our family of scabies

How can I get rid of the scabies in my house my 16 month was diagnosed with scabies the dermotoligest didn't do a skin test but he said that's what it was what's the fast way step by step to clear my house and our family of scabies

The: The dermatologist will prescribe or recommend medication for the baby or possibly all the family members. Wash the clothes, bedding and towels the baby has used in hot water in the washing machine. Dry the laundry on the high heat setting in the dryer. If there are soft/ material items that the baby has come in contact with that can’t go into the washer, put them in an airtight plastic bag or container for at least three days. Vacuum the house using a disposable cleaner bag if possible. Avoid handling the contents of the vacuum cleaner bag or canister. Dispose of cleaner bag or ensure that the canister is well cleaned. ...Read more

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Can I spread scabies even in areas that they have not spreaded I've been having sex for the past week now but some of my areas have not been touched with these mites ans I was wondering if I kan still spread them to him

Can I spread scabies even in areas that they have not spreaded I've been having sex for the past week now but some of my areas have not been touched with these mites ans I was wondering if I kan still spread them to him

Scabies: Scabies is extremely contagious. What you're seeing as a rash is actually your body's reaction to the mites burrowing under your skin, not the mites themselves. So there is really no telling where the little guys are.

You must see a dermatologist and get a cream that, for the most part, will kill all the mites in one treatment (usually), but you must also have anyone you live with or are in close contact with (i.e., your sex partner) and they must be treated as well. You should also wash your bedsheets and clothes in hot water and dry them in a drier.

You should know that scabies is not anything you get because you're unclean. It's not a hygiene problem, and it knows no class. Rich, poor, democrats and even republicans get scabies. But you'll never get rid of them without seeing a dermatologist. And getting rid of them is very fast & "mity" easy.

Here is a link about the little critters.

Good luck. ...Read more

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Have spread out bumps that itch on my stomach, could be scabies, just have no idea how I could have gotten it?

Have spread out bumps that itch on my stomach, could be scabies, just have no idea how I could have gotten it?

If just on stomach -: Doubt 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. ...Read more

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I developed tiny red wart-like bumps on my forearm. It's been three days and it hasn't spread and I have not itched it. Could this be scabies?

I developed tiny red wart-like bumps on my forearm. It's been three days and it hasn't spread and I have not itched it. Could this be scabies?

NO: This is not scabies. This is not the appearance of scabies. NO ITCH = NO SCABIES. Have you been exposed to scabies? If so, you need to be treated before you become itchy. It is imperative to treat all contacts of any person with scabies. ...Read more

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Rash for a week! It started with just feeling like I had brush burn on my elbows then spread. Looks like scabies but no one else has or had it.?

See a dermatologist: Your description does not suggest scabies, but only a consultation with a pro will lead to an understanding of this in a way to determine what to do. ...Read more

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Son diagnosed w/ scabies. Not treated yet. Since rash looks better but spread face/eyelid. Rash not itchy. Clear bumps w/ black dots. Likely Scabies?

Son diagnosed w/ scabies. Not treated yet. Since rash looks better but spread face/eyelid. Rash not itchy. Clear bumps w/ black dots. Likely Scabies?

Maybe not...: Scabies does not usually affect teh face, eyelids, etc, and I have never heard of scabies that doesn't itch; if these things happen at all, they are uncommon. Best to check back with the doctor who diagnosed and is treating your son. ...Read more

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Can a rash from scabies spread after permethrin treatment of the mites are killed? Just did treatment last night, rash on cheek now, not itchy

Probably not but: Even if the mites are killed, they have left some droppings behind in the skin areas where they had visited. The allergic reaction to the droppings may linger on for a couple of more weeks. However it is uncommon to involve the face and thus the problem may not be scabies. ...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