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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 3 year old has eczema or scabies. How to tell the difference?

My 3 year old has eczema or scabies. How to tell the difference?

Scabies/eczema dif.: It is hard at tiems to tell the difference as they are both so itchy and the child will excoriate the skin by scratching so didfficult to see the burrows of the scabies mite. The distribution for scabies is nto classic eihter at this age. Best to see ur pediatrician. ...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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Me, my wife, and my 5 year old have scabies. Last out of town 6 weeks ago. Where could we have gotten them? Can we treat our 5 yr old w/the cream?

Scabies : Yes you can use permethrine on your 5 year old, make sure you cover the entire body from the neck down. You can repeat the treatment after one weak. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hello sir, i suffer from scabies very frequently (once in 2 months), im an 18 year old male, stays in hostel will masturbating cause this? if yes, wha

Doesn't happen: Scabies is an infection with the scabies mite (bug). You get it when the bug transfers to your body from an infected source.It has nothing to do with self sex.Partner sex can transfer it like a STD. ...Read more

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My 21 year old daughter was diagnosed with scabies about a month she did two treatments with cresm and a pill I've also treated my self and son.Is ther?

Probably enough: If the right cream(for scabies) was used in right way(from top to bottom, whole night application), twice in two weeks, it's enough. But need to follow-up with dermatologist for any unresolved issue like itching still severe, rashes still present, etc.
Family members should be treated, clothing(underwear, particularly), bed sheet, etc., should be cleansed. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with scabies a year ago and it has kept returning despite doing the prescription treatment. Antibacterial body wash helps but i still have it!

I was diagnosed with scabies a year ago and it has kept returning despite doing the prescription treatment.  Antibacterial body wash helps but i still have it!

See below: If you have scabies you need to be treated with a topical scabicide such as 5% Permethrin cream applied from neck to toes and left on for 8-14 hours. Repeat this treatment in 1 week. The itching can take over a week to resolve during treatment. Make sure that all household and close contacts are treated. Wash all clothes and bedding and dry at 60 degrees c. Check pets for animal scabies. ...Read more

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Hello Dr. My daughter is just 1 year old she got some skin problem but we r confused whether its scabies or herpes. 1 Dr. Said herpes & other Scabies.

Hello Dr. My daughter is just 1 year old she got some skin problem but we r confused whether its scabies or herpes. 1 Dr. Said herpes & other Scabies.

Skin Rash: rashes are difficult to diagnose at times, and some in the early stages look similar. Scabies tends to be more diffuse in Ethernet the fingers, in the skin folds and along the diaper line. Herpes tends to be in one place. That being said it is unclear why you are going to see multiple doctors for the same rash. Try to see your pediatrician or FP if the rash changes then they can see the progres ...Read more

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I have Indonesia scabies .i have had them a year on my chin. I've seen four Doc and not a one did a scrape and looked , I've used permethrin nothing?

I have Indonesia scabies .i have had them a year on my chin. I've seen four Doc and not a one did a scrape and looked , I've used permethrin nothing?

Treat also pets: I am not aware of an Indonesian species of scabies, but you definitely need to see a dermatologist. Ivermectin is a good alternative to permethrin if this is indeed scabies. Treating all family members, pets, domestic animals, etc is critical in eradicating the infection. I also reviewed an article "Scabies in Indonesia"that you can google and find by Bogor Agricultural Univ. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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I have itchy bumps for 5 weeks ...I don't know what it is. I don't have diabetes, I've had shingles a year ago...Not sure if its scabies or bug bites.

I have itchy bumps for 5 weeks ...I don't know what it is. I don't have diabetes, I've had shingles a year ago...Not sure if its scabies or bug bites.

Have it evaluated.: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Hi I'm a 32 year old female. I currently have scabies as diagnosed by my doctor.. I have them all over and especially on neck, face and scalp.. How will I treat my scalp as I have very long hair and doctor told me not to put treatment on my head, even if

Oral ivermectin?: There's no obvious reason the treatment (probably permethrin or lindane) cannot be used on the scalp, but it should be kept out of the eyes and mouth. Alternatively, if necessary, scabies can be treated with ivermectin, an oral treatment effective in a single dose. Discuss both options with your doctor. ...Read more

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Itching all over for over a year not scabies not bed bugs my hands are getting little blisters on my fingers and now what looks like a pimple on hand?

Itching all over for over a year not scabies not bed bugs my hands are getting little blisters on my fingers and now what looks like a pimple on hand?

Pruritis.: Itchiness without rash is called pruritis. There can be many reasons for this. You need to see a dermatologist for a full workup. In then mean time, try sarna over the counter lotion as many times per day as you need to help with the itchy and start a daily regimen of zyrtec (cetirizine). Take consistently without fail to see if changes. The blisters on the hands may be dyshidrotic eczema. A derm can diagnose. ...Read more

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Wife and I having our 3rd bout w/scabies in 8 years. Is that abnormally high? We don't travel that much either. What are some possible causes?

Scabies: Scabies is usually transmitted by direct skin-to-skin contact but less often it can be transmitted from objects (towel, bed sheets, shared clothing, etc.) ...Read more

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Before age 30 I never had scabies. I've now had them 3 times in the last 8 years. Is that abnormally high? Am I more predisposed to them now?

Scabies: Are you positive these were scabies? If yes, would advise that it is not hard to get re-infected. 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.
It can also take a lot of effort to get rid of scabies infestation. ...Read more

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I'm having scabies and piles for some years. Please give me the permanent solution to get rid off. Thanks.

I'm  having scabies and piles for some years. Please give me the permanent solution to get rid off. Thanks.

See experts...: Piles will stay with you forever, but can be managed, not cured, with topical drugs or with surgery depending on what and how it bothers you. To scabies, need to treat the affected persons and their living environment including sleeping bed and bedding sheets. Make sure to follow instructions to using medicated soap with care under professional supervision.

So, go to experts.

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