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Is There A Way That I Can Tell If My Child Has Scabies
Several: , scabs, scratches, bumps, and fluid filled bumps. They are pretty much everywherein babies, and they itch like crazy. ...Read more
Scabies: scabies is caused by an organism called a mite. It is very infectious. It affects people of all races and social classes. It spreads by close bodily contact and is often seen in crowded conditions such as nursing homes, prisons and extended care facilities. The infected person needs to be treated quickly and it is important to wash all the linen, cloths and bedding from an infected person. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Steam clean: For such exposure I like to use a steam wand followed by a quick wipe down. The steam will kill most bugs on contact and you can be thorough, getting into crevices, without ruining the fabric. Wipe it down afterwards but there may not be much moisture left. You can use a hair dryer or heat gun to speed drying if an area seems moist afterward. ...Read more
Child with a confirmed case of scabies gave me a brief hug. Likelihood that I will contract it? Extremely anxious, should I just begin treatment?
Unlikely an issue: A brief hug from an infected kid would provide little chance for transfer of living scabies. After 4 weeks you would have active skin problems. Kids who share bedding, and live in close contact are more likely to share this problem. It is not that easy to pass in a public setting. ...Read more
Yes: Are you or did you see a dermatologist? ...Read more
What do you suggest if my child was diagnosed with scabies. the doctor also did an ear scratching test, is this easy to treat?
Easy treatment: Scabies is treated with a topical scabicide treatment. The medication is applied to the entire body from the neck down and left in place overnight and rinsed off in the morning. Younger children may need face and neck treatment too. All household members treated. Linens washed in hot water. May need to repeat treatment. Dr. Should advise best medication as age matters. ...Read more
I am currently 18 weeks pregnant, my co-worker has just been diagnosed with scabies. Can this be harmful to my unborn child? My co-worker has been having the rash for several days
Scabies : Scabies is a contagious skin infection caused by the bites of a tiny mite (insect). Scabies is usually contracted by prolonged direct skin to skin contact with another person who has scabies. A hug or handshake is usually not enough contact to catch it. It is frequently sexually transmitted in adults, but doesn't have to be. Sometimes, it is can also spread by sharing clothing, towels or sheets. If you were to catch it, it would be annoying to you, but not harmful to your unborn baby. Even the treatment - Permethrin ointment - is a "category b" medication which means it is safe for use during pregnancy. For more information on scabies, check out the website i added below. If you are concerned you may have scabies or have any additional questions, give your doctor a call. Good luck! ...Read more
Med eval: Your doctor or a dermatologist can make an accurate diagnosis for you. 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. ...Read more
Diagnosing scabies: Scabies is an infestation with a microscopic mite. It generally itches worse at night, and involves the spaces between fingers, underarms, waistline, and groin. I will treat proactively with a history of 2-3 weeks of itch, worse at night, and not responsive to topical measures. Family members itching helps clinch the diagnosis. The skin test is too unreliable, which is why i treat on history alone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scabies: Scabicide lotion or cream should be applied to all areas of the body from the neck down to the feet and toes. In addition, when treating infants and young children, scabicide lotion or cream also should be applied to their entire head and neck because scabies can affect their face, scalp, and neck, as well as the rest of their body. The lotion or cream should be applied to a clean body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get accurate: diagnosis first. Scabies is a contagious disease spread by mites (Sarcoptes Scabiei) that burrows into the skin and lays eggs. Symptoms of scabies can include very thin lines noted on the skin, rash between the finger, sores from scratching and itching which is worse at night. Scabies can take effort to get rid of. 1st, you & all members of family need to be treated. Ivermectin is effective for > ...Read more
Mites: Mites itch like crazy, contagious.Get a more detailed answer ›
Medical Eval: 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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