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What is the reproduction mechanism of scabies?

What is the reproduction mechanism of scabies?

Mating: Females create short burrows in the skin called molting pouches. She lays eggs in these pouches which eventually hatch releasing larvae. The larvae develop into nymphs, which eventually mature into adult mites. Mating occurs when a male penetrates the molting pouch of a female. ...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


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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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Are scabies white.

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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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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What's done for scabies?

Scabies: If you have scabies it can require a fair effort to get rid of it. First, you and all the members of your household will need to be treated. Ivermectin is an effective medication for treating scabies. Second, you will have to clean (ie. Hot water in machine the clothes, bedding and towels you have come in contact with). There may be some things like pillows that can’t go in the wash. You can put. ...Read more

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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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I've had scabies for 3 months?

See a doctor: You should see a doctor so that they can prescribe you some medications that will help you. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have scabies?

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

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I have scabies and I need help?

First, make sure...: ...That you do have scabies. There are many itchy rashes that can be mistaken for scabies, even by doctors. A dermatologist will be able to give you a proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment. If it is scabies, make sure everyone in your household is treated at the same time, whether they are itching or not. ...Read more

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How to tell if you have scabies?

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 more

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