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I went to the doctors over an itchy rash. Dr thinks its insect bites or scabies, it hasnt cleared but is no longer itchy, what else could it be?

I went to the doctors over an itchy rash. Dr thinks its insect bites or scabies, it hasnt cleared but is no longer itchy, what else could it be?

Still scabies: If you were treated forvscabies. The medicine can clear the infection but the inflammation will require several days for the skin to return to normal. During this phase a prescription topical steroid is useful. Also check for any other possible sources such as pets. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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Took 4wkly doses of Ivermectin 6wks ago for 5mth long ?? rash.Cleand daily.No 1 else affected.Gettn itchy rash on back.Can scabies return after 6 wks?

Took 4wkly doses of Ivermectin 6wks ago for 5mth long ?? rash.Cleand daily.No 1 else affected.Gettn itchy rash on back.Can scabies return after 6 wks?

It can, but: Unlikely in your case, you are still entitled to get other types of skin problems than scabies!! Can't tell what do you exactly have, if you really suffer see your doctor again, good luck ...Read more

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Extremely itchy rash on stomach and sides, worse at night. It started gradually, became worse over the last several days. Could it be scabies?

Extremely itchy rash on stomach and sides, worse at night. It started gradually, became worse over the last several days.  Could it be scabies?

Possibly: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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If I have a super-itchy rash, might I have scabies or possibly something else?

If I have a super-itchy rash, might I have scabies or possibly something else?

Itchy rash: Itchy rashes can be caused by a wide variety of diseases and conditions, such as infection, inflammation, allergic reaction, parasite and insect bites, and autoimmune processes. For example, a small localized itchy rash may be caused by contact dermatitis due to contact with an irritant or allergen.  a itchy rash that covers large parts of the body may be due to a viral infection or scabies. ...Read more

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I have had an itchy rash for months that my dr says is hives, but i'm scared its scabies. Help!

I have had an itchy rash for months that my dr says is hives, but i'm scared its scabies. Help!

Seek 2nd opinion: Many times we can scrape a rash and use a microscope to see whether or not we are dealing with scabies for reassurance. Rashes that persist sometimes require a biopsy. If your physician does not perform these procedures you should see a dermatologist for definitive answers. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can you tell itchy rash of scabies from a pregnancy related rash?

How can you tell itchy rash of scabies from a pregnancy related rash?

Scabies gets worse: Scabies is a mite infestation, so without treatment it will get worse and worse. It is extremely itchy, and often the bumps will bleed from all the scratching. Usually a pregnancy-related rash will not be so severe nor gradually worsen over time. Also, scabies is contagious; pregnancy obviously is not. ...Read more

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Red, very itchy rash on forearms. Have photos. diag as contact dermatitis but could it be scabies? don't see burrows or tracks

Red, very itchy rash on forearms. Have photos.  diag as contact dermatitis but could it be scabies? don't see burrows or tracks

Try: a virtual consult. Since the forum is for general questions, your question is more appropriate for one-on-one encounter; in which case photos can be shared. There are several common causes for itchy rash like this and answering a few questions will certainly help to clarify what is likely. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...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