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Small raised bites: Scabies are not visible to the naked eye. The individual lesions are smaller raised marks. The distribution is important between fingers, wrist ankles on the penis, armpits, waistbnand, nipples. Itching is worst at night. It is easily treatable but everyone in household should be treated even if not itching. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scabies vs Herpes?: 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.Herpes lesions are often found on the lips, skin around mouth, nose, chin, mouth, cheeks, ; even eye. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On or off skin??: On the skin they can live for months - that's why treatment is needed because otherwise the rash and itching will persist. Off of the skin, like on your sofa cushions or pillows, they can live for about 3 days. That's why when treating for scabies and cleaning up the environment, you bag things you can't wash in hot water in a sealed garbage bag for 3 days to kill any persistent mites. ...Read more
72 hours: Scabies can live for about 3 days off of the skin. That's why if you have items that need cleaning that you can't put through hot water in the wash to kill the mites, you bag the items in a clean garbage bag, seal it up , and leave it for 3 days and the items will be good to go again. ...Read more
I have scabie nodules on my penis they have went down some a few went away how long does it take for it to fully go away?
Up to a month: It can take up to a month for symptoms to clear up. The itching amd pink-red bumps of scabies are due to the body's immune reaction to the mites, their eggs, etc. Treatment kills the mites, but they're still there in the skin and it takes a long time for them to get cleared out. Talk to your doctor about supplemental treatment that may help the itching, such as corticosteroid creams. ...Read more