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What happens post scabies?

What happens post scabies?

Scabies: After being treated you may still itch for 2 to 4 more weeks until the allergic reaction has completely resolved. ...Read more

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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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Suspected scabies diag 5 weeks ago. 4 perm apps, family treated, home treated (including bug bombs w/perm). Much improved but new bumps..Post scabies?

Permethrin 1% vs 5%.: If you are using any over the counter permethrin, the 1% version, you may not be using a product strong enough to deal with this problem. There is also a new approach, one with pills that is very effective as well. Please let your health care provider know that you are having ongoing problems. ...Read more

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I'm going to bali in a weeks time, need a quick way to get rid of post scabies bumps

Scabies bumps.: If you are sure that it was scabies, they resolve quickly once the bug has been treated. Moisturize your skin 2-3 times a day with any good moisturizer and you should see improvement in a week. If not improving it may not have been scabies and a topical steroid may be in order depending on the cause. Moisturizers will not hurt no matter the cause. Have a great time in bali! ...Read more

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If scabies rash is disappearing does it mean it is healing or not and the crawling sensation is it active scabies or it can be post scabies?

If scabies rash is disappearing does it mean it is healing or not and the crawling sensation is it active scabies or it can be post scabies?

Creeping: The itching and the creeping senstation under the skin can persist sometimes for weeks, after the scabies has been treated. Make sure you applied the cream 2 times, a week apart for proper eradication and use a moisturizer and oral antihistamines for the itch. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hives and welts post scabies ?

What to do if I have hives and welts post scabies ?

Scabies: After being treated you may still itch for 2 to 4 more weeks until the allergic reaction has completely resolved. It requires effort to get rid of Scabies. 1st, you & all members of your household need to be treated. Ivermectin is an effective medication for treating scabies. 2nd, clean (ie. Hot water in machine) clothes, bedding & towels you've come in contact w). There may be things like pillows ...Read more

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Trtd scabies w/5% perm crm 4x in last 5 wks. Rash imp after the last treat, but new bumps now appearing. Derm appt in 8 days. Reinf or post scabies?

Both possible: It's possible to get reinfected with scabies if you did not get rid of the source. Wash everything (clothes, towels, linens) and wrap in plastic unwashables for 5 days to kill the mites/eggs. Post-scabetic hypersensitivity can persist for 1-2 months even after proper treatment. ...Read more

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How post scabies manifested? Are there new rashes, new white head pimples, crawling?

How post scabies manifested? Are there new rashes, new white head pimples, crawling?

Infected scabies : Sorry your question is not clear . Yes scabies can get infected . New pimples would probably be a different thing , Irrespective of that antibiotics would be needed . ...Read more

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If post scabies treatment there is one suspicious bump, can I spit treat with permetherin?

If post scabies treatment there is one suspicious bump, can I spit treat with permetherin?

Maybe: You could try this, but sometimes a full application a week after the first treatment may be necessary to kill any mites that have hatched since the first application. ...Read more

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Scabies post treatment red bumps and blisters (watery filled) am i still infected?

Scabies post treatment red bumps and blisters (watery filled) am i still infected?

Vague: Still itch? How long since treatment? Details of initial symptoms and details of treatment? Go back to DR, preferably a dermatologist. Extent and distribution of "bumps and blisters"? ...Read more

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My S/O family member is being treated for scabies, she has no symtoms but being treated. Is she contagious even if she has no lesions? stay away?

Relax: Even if the person you love is crawling with scabies, that's no reason not to snuggle up and be happy together. You can both be treated at the same time. Congratulations on your relationship and best wishes to you both. ...Read more

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What is scabies?

Scabies: Scabies is an itchy, highly contagious skin condition caused by an infestation by the itch mite sarcoptes scabiei. Direct skin-to-skin contact is the mode of transmission. ...Read more

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What are scabies?

What are scabies?

They are mites..: Scabies are mites! the one infesting human are called sarcoptes scabiei var hominis, and have been torturing mankind for over 2500 yrs, dating back to the roman times. They typically burrow under skin, lay their eggs, thus causing the burrows of inflammation and thus intense itching at times-easily treated, but often a missed diagnosis. If u r concernd/having burrow-rashes, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are scabies white.

Scabies: Scabies in people is cause by a mite called Sacroptes Scabieivar. Hominis.Scabies looks like lines of burrows on skin made w 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. You aren't likely to see mites. ...Read more

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What are are scabies?

What are are scabies?

Infesting parasite: Scabies is a common infestation caused by the arthropod sarcoptes scabiei. The mite is transmitted via prolonged direct human contact. The main presenting symptoms include rash and severe itching. If you think you might have scabies, please see your doctor and get treatment soon! ...Read more

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How do u get scabies?

How do u get scabies?

Scabies: The scabies mite is a microscopic parasite that is passed from the skin of an infected person to another, usually by close physical contact. The mite only lives up to 3 days off the human body because it requires a very specific temperature to live and breed. ...Read more

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How serious is scabies?

Define serious: For the person who has it, it can cause horrible itching, but it's certainly not life threatening. The "serious" thing about scabies is that it's highly contagious, which can be a big problem in places like nursing homes, medical wards or group homes. ...Read more

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How do you get scabies?

Direct contact: Scabies is caused by the human itch mite. The symptoms are caused when the mite burrows in to your skin. You can acquire them through direct skin - to - skin contact - or from contact with infested objects such as clothing, furniture, or towels. You can not acquire this from animals. ...Read more

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