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Scabies: Human are the main source of infestation and transmission through prolonged, close personal contact. Large number of mites in exfoliating skin can cause rapid spread with less contact time. Interesting: only adult female mites cause burrowing and creates serpiginous rash which is intensely itchy, red, and bumpy. Other uncommon source: dogs and some other animals. ...Read more
Do you need a prescription to get Ivermectin or mebendazole, or any other antibiotics that kill pinworms? Australia.
No it's an antibioti: Your better off with an antifungalGet a more detailed answer ›
Antibiotic: Only if they become infected.Get a more detailed answer ›
Does bacterial balanitis look different than fungal? If doctor did exam would see difference or would swab need to be taken ?
Yes but same effects: causative organisms different , follow your doctor advise and medication. Most of the time cause is poor hygiene , not cleaning the ares ,phimosis ( unable to retract fore skin to keep clean ) some times on set of diabetes present as balanitis . Some times circumcision may be needed ...Read more
Maybe,maybe not: The pinworms are rather benign things that live off debris in your large intestines.People can shed them in their poo as they do the germs therein and they will not return unless you ingest more eggs.The problem comes when the female lays eggs around the anus in a sticky glue that most become allergic to.The itchy irritation it causes is uncomfortable and treatment stops it from recurring. ...Read more
Almost never: However, problem comes when ms plus another peripheral nerve problem coexist. Biopsy for ms would usually involve brain procedure in order to clarify a difficult presentation, such as tumefactive type of lesion, but this is unique. In short, almost never even get testing of peripheral nerves in ms pts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Should work. However there are cheaper and non toxic preparations available. ...Read more
Use Cortisone: Seborrheic dermatitis is hard to treat and requires an accurate diagnosis before treatment can be successful. Many GP's are experienced to diagnose it but if there is a doubt, referral to a dermatologist can be helpful. It would help determine the type and strength of steroid preparation which would work in your case. ...Read more
Once or twice: One treatment on the first day and sometimes a repeat treatment one week later is usually all that is necessary. ...Read more
Wet Combing: In addition to dr. Levey's answer, there is strong evidence for using a fine-toothed comb in wet hair to remove lice, especially if shaving is not a good option, eg in many school-aged girls. If you choose to use insecticides, check with your doctor as local resistance patterns often dictate which product is best to use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer