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Doctor insights on: Likelihood Of Non Itching Scabies Rash

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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


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I have severe itching accompanied by bumps, welts, and rashes - scabies or something else?

I have severe itching accompanied by bumps, welts, and rashes - scabies or something else?

Scabies: 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. A dermatologist or your family doctor can make this diagnosis accurately. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have anaphylaxis? My body is itching me all over. How do I know it's not scabies? These rashes get crazy at night time. I've been having it for 3 weeks. Did laundry 2x. And my lips have gotten swollen twice. I went to a doctor and she s

How do I know if I have anaphylaxis? My body is itching me all over. How do I know it's not scabies? These rashes get crazy at night time. I've been having it for 3 weeks. Did laundry 2x. And my lips have gotten swollen twice. I went to a doctor and she s

Not anaphylaxis: Anaphylaxis refers to acute allergic reaction with loss of blood pressure, passing out, tight airway, sudden difficulty breathing. The cause is usually known. You have something quite different. You need a diagnosis-----scabies or whatever----and your Dr should call a dermatologist for you to be seen on an urgent basis. ...Read more

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Boyfriend has scabies and so does his sister and brothers. I just started itching today, no rash. Can I use the prescribed cream to prevent it?

Boyfriend has scabies and so does his sister and brothers. I just started itching today, no rash. Can I use the prescribed cream to prevent it?

Get treated: However consult your doctor for your own Rx as the risk of under treatment is higher if you have to share. Everyone affected should be treated at the same time and depending on how intimate the contact is, attention to linens and clothing items to disinfect them will prevent re infection. I usually recommend stuffing all items in large plastic bag for 3 days, then launder using hot water/dryer. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has been tested for everything. Allergies. Scabies. Everything. But he has a constant itching with no rash. Now i'm itchy. Please help.?

My boyfriend has been tested for everything. Allergies. Scabies. Everything. But he has a constant itching with no rash. Now i'm itchy. Please help.?

Contact dermatitis?: Already outlined my response earlier, but doubt that this is scabies. Have either of you been exposed to hepatitis? Have you experienced tenderness in the right upper quadrant of your abdomen? Itching can be an early sign of elevated levels of bilirubin due to hepatitis. ...Read more

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Can you have scabies without any rash in the usual locations? "bite marks" and intense night itching on shins only. Doc said didn't know. Diag scabies

Can you have scabies without any rash in the usual locations? "bite marks" and intense night itching on shins only. Doc said didn't know. Diag scabies

Picture Worth 1000: How about bedbugs? fleas? something irritating in your socks (new socks? detergent? ou know those products from China are sprayed with these really weird chemicals; they have a characteristic smell). but really, hard to say without a picture. ...Read more

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And in relation to my last post asking is it poss to have scabies 6/7 month, no rash but itching, the itching is only at the tops of my legs?

And in relation to my last post asking is it poss to have scabies 6/7 month, no rash but itching, the itching is only at the tops of my legs?

Probably not: The diagnosis of scabies is made by identifying organisms or their products in the skin by scrapping or biopsy. If there are not lesions to see, it cannot be diagnosed and most likely is not scabies. You should have your skin examined by your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Boyfriend and siblings have scabies. I don't have the rash but I'm itching a lot, will permethrin cream work even if I haven't developed a rash yet?

Boyfriend and siblings have scabies. I don't have the rash but I'm itching a lot, will permethrin cream work even if I haven't developed a rash yet?

Treat immediately: The "rash" with scabies is due to violent scratching. EVERYBODY with contact MUST be correctly treated.This includes all girlfriends and everybody in his home. YOU ALSO HAVE SCABIES. Permethrin must be applied to every inch of skin from ears to toes. The itch is due to allergic reaction against the mites. Usually it is 2 or 3 months from initial infestation to onset of itch, and a few weeks to end ...Read more

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I am itching all over & feels crawling and pin prick sensations but no rash at all. 2 dermatologists say its not scabies.l What else could it be?

I am itching all over & feels crawling and  pin prick sensations but no rash at all. 2 dermatologists say its not scabies.l What else could it be?

Itching: May have different causes and is not necessarily secondary to a skin condition but rather an internal condition. An example is liver disease. You should see your primary fr a general check up. ...Read more

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Currently I have severe itching with no rash. Previously I had a rash, was misdiagnosed with scabies then with dermatitis, given steroids which helped?

Currently I have severe itching with no rash. Previously I had a rash, was misdiagnosed with scabies then with dermatitis, given steroids which helped?

Eczema: Is commonly known as the "itch that rashes" as opposed to rash that itches because the itching precedes the rash and it is the scratching that results in the presence of the rash. People with allergic problems, regardless of the type, asthma, hay fever, food allergy, all these are associated with eczema. The best treatment is to find out what you are allergic too. For now try Claritin (loratadine) and see doc. ...Read more

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Could I have scabies? I saw a doc but he wasn't interested but I have a rash. Hives itching blisters etc, i'm taking phernargan for the itching.

Could I have scabies? I saw a doc but he wasn't interested but I have a rash. Hives itching blisters etc, i'm taking phernargan for the  itching.

Yes: The question of whether you can have scabies is simple...Yes. These infections typically involve 4-6 mites. They can cause amazing rashes. You can do a shaved skin bx for diagnosis or find a burrowing tract. I've been fooled several times by scabies so its not a total no-brain er. Ivermectin oral or Permethrin topcal is used to eradicate it. ...Read more

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My hubby has severe itching all day/night. Scabies test neg. CBC normal. Going on 8 weeks. Hydroxyzine & Benadryl (diphenhydramine) no help. No other sympts. Has rash

See derm: See dermatologist since there are many causes for itching. In the meanwhile, be sure to apply a moisturizer immediately after bathing to see if this helps since dry skin is by far the most common cause for itching. On the other hand, the rash needs to be examined even though it may come from repeated scratching. ...Read more

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I am experiencing genital itching, genital rash. I believe i may have Scabies on my genitals. Treatment for scabies w/o the need of a prescription?

I am experiencing  genital itching, genital rash. I believe i may have Scabies on my genitals. Treatment for scabies w/o the need of a prescription?

Scabies: I am experiencing genital itching, genital rash. I believe i may have Scabies on my genitals. Treatment for scabies w/o the need of a prescription? ANS: if you want to get rid of it, which I recommend, and it is scabies then you will need proper RX. So show to your Dr. and see what they say. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more