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Is scabies dangerous in pregnancy?

Is scabies dangerous in pregnancy?

Scabies: Scabies is a ksin infection caused by a mite called sarcoptes scabiei. Scabies 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. It isn't likely to cause more. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Are scabies bad for pregnant woman?

Are scabies bad for pregnant woman?

Scabies is: bothersome for any one who has them. If pregnant - ensure that discuss pediculosite that you will use with your physician/ obstetrician before hand. ...Read more

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Which type of pain medication can be given to pregnant woman with scabies?

Which type of pain medication can be given to pregnant woman with scabies?

See your doctor: Sounds like you have a couple of different things going on. You should see your regular doctor who can determine what is appeopriatwe for you. ...Read more

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If a six months pregnant woman has scabies, is it safe to be treated either with permethrin 5% dermal cream or malathion 0.5% aqueous liquid?

If a six months pregnant woman has scabies, is it safe to be treated either with permethrin 5% dermal cream or malathion 0.5% aqueous liquid?

Yes: The major risk parameters from absorbed toxins occurs in the first 4 months of a pregnancy. At six months, the baby is far enough along to not be at risk. If these treatments are indicated for the scabies, then by all means apply them. ...Read more

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I am 8 months pregnant and has scabies will it affect the child?

I am 8 months pregnant and has scabies will it affect the child?

No: The baby is floating in a world protected by the placenta and fetal membranes. Even the treatment you put on your skin won't bother the fetus. ...Read more

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Any solution for scabies during pregnancy..

Any solution for scabies during pregnancy..

Scabies: Permethrin 5 percent (elimite) is a treatment option your doctor may recommend. This cream contains chemicals that kill scabies mites and their eggs, you typically apply it twice with a week or so between each application. Permethrin is generally considered safe for children and adults of all ages, including women who are pregnant or nursing. ...Read more

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I'm 8 weeks pregnant and exposed to scabies ?

Permethrin if sx: If you are having symptoms of scabies, like the rash, itchiness, crusted lesions... you can be treated with Permethrin 5% topical, it may be used during pregnancy. If you were exposed but do not have symptoms wash with hot water any clothes, linens used when exposed. ...Read more

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WHAT IS RECOMMENDED FOR SCABIES? I AM 24 WEEKS PREGNANT

WHAT IS RECOMMENDED FOR SCABIES? I AM 24 WEEKS PREGNANT

Topical treatment : Is safe to use during pregnancy. Make an appointment and I'd be happy to get you taken care of. ...Read more

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MY SON GOT SCABIES FROM A CLASS MATE AND NOW I HAVE THEM I AM PREGNANT 24 WEEKS CAN I BE TREATED?

MY SON GOT SCABIES FROM A CLASS MATE AND NOW I HAVE THEM I AM PREGNANT 24 WEEKS CAN I BE TREATED?

Yes: ..but treatment does carry some degree of risk. Therefore, diagnosis needs to be confirmed by Dermatologist (skin is scraped to remove the mites and view them under microscope) who can then discuss risks/benefits of treatment. ...Read more

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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