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How can I get help if I suffer from neurotic excoriations?

How can I get help if I suffer from neurotic excoriations?

See your doctor: These are skin lesions caused by excessive picking or scratching, and it shares some commonalities with ocd. You might start with your family physician, who would want to make sure there's no infection or other illness present. S/he might suggest an ssri to help with this. Low dose Doxepin can help with any itching too. Referral to therapist and/or psychiatrist for more ongoing work on this. ...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


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Can someone be hospitalized if they suffer from "neurotic excoriations"?

Can someone be hospitalized if they suffer from "neurotic excoriations"?

Unlikely: From a psychiatric standpoint patients are typically only hospitalized if they represent an acute risk to themselves or others and can not be managed in a less restrictive environment. It is unlikely that a patient with neurotic excoriations would meet such criteria. In fact, while many patients with this condition would benefit from seeing a psychiatrist, most refuse. ...Read more

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How long does scabies typically last?

How long does scabies typically last?

Long term: Untreated scabies infestations are self perpetuating. When treated correctly including contacts, scabies and their symptoms usually resolve in 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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How long is scabies usually contagious for?

How long is scabies usually contagious for?

Long: As long as the person still has the active lesions which contain scabies, he/she is contagious to other people anytime he/she comes in (close) contact with. ...Read more

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How long does it take for scabies treatment to work?

How long does it take for scabies treatment to work?

Depends: In true scabies the mite dies after it is exposed to treatment (permethrin) fairly soon after treatment. However, and this is the gross part, the major reaction is to the scabies droppings left behind. This material is very irritating and causes the characteristic itching one experiences. This particular symptom can take weeks to "cool down" and may require topical or even oral steroids. ...Read more

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How long is scabies contagious after the start of treatment?

Problem is Scabies: Can be transmitted indirectly as well as directly. Thus- it can be the gift that keeps on giving. Scabies can take effort to get rid of. 1st, you &all members of family need to be treated. Ivermectin is effective for treating scabies (oral or topical). 2nd, you’ll have to clean (ie. Hot water in machine) clothes, bedding &towels you have come in contact w. Some things like pillows can’t go in >. ...Read more

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How long after treating scabies is it not contagious anymore?

How long after treating scabies is it not contagious anymore?

Less than a day: Public health officials recommend waiting at least 8 hours after standard treatment before public contact by a treated patient. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Skin Rash From Scratching (Definition)

Any condition that causes itchy skin can lead to a rash ...Read more