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Can scabies affect fertility?

Can scabies affect fertility?

No: But are highly contagious and bothersome see your doctor to be sure it is scabies. ...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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If my 4 month old don't have scabies because it don't itch what could it be then?

If my 4 month old don't have scabies because it don't itch what could it be then?

Needs evaluation: There's too many variables here, and no details on the situation. An itchy scalp in a 4mo old could be "cradle cap" or seborrheic dermatitis, a contact rash, or eczema (similar to contact rash, but due to exposure to foods or chemicals). Have this looked at, or ask at the next well check. ...Read more

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The cream isn't working for scabies.. When i put the cream on its fine but then days later it's back what should I do the cream isn't working for me..?

Scabies: Products used to kill scabies mites are called scabicides. No "over-the-counter" (non-prescription) products have been tested and approved to treat human scabies. The following medications are used to treat scabies: Permethrin cream 5%, crotamiton lotion 10%, Lindane Lotion 1%, and ivermectin200mg/kg orally. You may not have scabies and is why the medication is not working. ...Read more

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Scabies isn't usually serious, but is it possible to die of it?

Scabies isn't usually serious, but is it possible to die of it?

Scabies: Scabies, all by itself, would not cause death. I suppose that you could create a scenario or two in which the person itched themselves so much that they wound up with an skin infection, cellulitis, sepsis and death. ...Read more

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My son was treated for scabies two months ago , but it hasn't healed completely, why ?

My son was treated for scabies two months ago , but it hasn't healed completely, why ?

See physician: if still not healed, needs to be assessed again. May be need more treatment or the diagnosis may need to be re-assessed ...Read more

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I was the only one diagnosed with scabies and treated. My husband never got it. Could the diagnosis be wrong. They didn't do any tests?

It could be...: but if the treatment worked, that supports the right diagnosis. That said, sometimes rashes improve spontaneously. Scabies is a clinical diagnosis which means most times we don't order tests. ...Read more

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Wife and I having our 3rd bout w/scabies in 8 years. Is that abnormally high? We don't travel that much either. What are some possible causes?

Scabies: Scabies is usually transmitted by direct skin-to-skin contact but less often it can be transmitted from objects (towel, bed sheets, shared clothing, etc.) ...Read more

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What's the best spray for things that you can't wash with scabies?

What's the best spray for things that you can't wash with scabies?

Scabies: Wash linens and bedclothes in hot water. Because mites don't live long away from the body, it is not necessary to dry-clean the whole wardrobe, spray furniture and rugs, and so forth.If you have upholstered furniture, rent or buy a steam cleaner and steam it thoroughly. ...Read more

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Is it safe for someone who has a bad case of scabies to be cooking at a restaurant? I don't want those bugs!

Scabies: Scabies mites are spread by direct bodily contact with a person, and more unlikely from wearing clothing or sitting on an infected couch. Treating with medication may kill the mite before the rash and itching are gone. Though spread in a restaurant setting is almost impossible, respect your patrons by making sure you are treated and your clothing disinfected before going back to work. ...Read more

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I was told i had scabies about a week ago i got treatment asap after putting it on it on seemed to get worse and spread to places i don't want it?

I was told i had scabies about a week ago i got treatment asap after putting it on it on seemed to get worse and spread to places i don't want it?

Scabies: It is very possible that you did not have scabies at all. If your practitioner did not scrape the lesions actually see the mites, the possibility of scabies is lessened. Sometimes the medicines given for presumptive scabies can be quite irritating in their own right. That means that you should definitely see a dermatologist and get this assessed properly. You may or may not even have scabies. ...Read more

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I continue having new outbreaks, 44hrs after taking po Ivermectin for mild scabies, is this normal? Or does this mean tx has failed/isn't effective?

Consider the process: The break out of scabies develops with an immune reaction to the debris left by the living mite in its burrows. Once you kill the mite, it may take a few weeks for the intense itching and bodily reaction to fade, because the drug does not remove the triggering material form your body. I would give it some time before I consider it a failure. ...Read more

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Prescribed cream for scabies. Told to use for one week. Then when I go to use it again after a week, to also medicate my husband. Isn't it better to medicate us at the same time? Won't he just reinfect me?

Prescribed cream for scabies. Told to use for one week. Then when I go to use it again after a week, to also medicate my husband. Isn't it better to medicate us at the same time? Won't he just reinfect me?

CORRECT: Assuming you really have scabies, TREAT EVERYBODY IN THE HOUSE and any close contacts at the same time. "Told to use for 1 week"?????? Which cream,???? DETAILS MATTER. Permethrin? Use over entire skin from ears to toes. Do not wash off before 8 to 24 hours. USE ONCE, then repeat in 1 or 2 weeks. Everybody to be treated at same time, even if no itch. ...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 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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How do I treat scabies?

Several : There are many treatments. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more

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How do you get scabies?

Transmission.: Scabies is usually spread by close physical contact. It can also be spread by using the same bedding or clothing as someone who is infected with scabies. ...Read more

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How do you cure scabies?

How do you cure scabies?

Scabies treatment: involves using a prescription medication, usually in a cream form. It is applied head to toe overnight, then washed off. It is important to washes all bedding, linens and recently worn clothing in hot water to prevent re-infestation, and household contacts may require treatment as well. Itching and dry skin can last up to two weeks following successful treatment. ...Read more

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How can you get scabies?

Close contact: It is a mite that lives on the body and can be transferred by close bodily contact. It can take up to 6 weeks to cause symptoms after the contact occurs. ...Read more

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Can virgins get scabies?

Absolutely: Babies get it all the time. Scabies is not necessarially sexually transmitted. ...Read more

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How does scabies travel?

How does scabies travel?

Direct contact: Scabies is transmitted by direct contact of skin to skin, or to something that infested skin has contacted (i.e., sharing bedding, clothing, towels, etc). ...Read more

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How do you catch scabies?

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Person to Person: Scabies are mites that are transmitted by person to person contact, either from adult to adult, adult to child or child to child.. Since scabies can survive for up to three days without a host, there also have been reported instances of scabies being transmitted through wearing or handling heavily-contaminated clothing. Scabies usually results in severe itching of the skin. ...Read more

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How did my baby get scabies?

Skin to skin: Scabies is a parasite that causes a very itchy skin rash. You contract scabies by touching someone who has it, or by sharing clothing or bedding with someone who has scabies. ...Read more

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How can you contract scabies?

Contact: Exposure to infected items or contact with an infected person. ...Read more

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Fertility (Definition)

Fertility refers to the ability of a woman to conceive a child, or to the ability of a man to ...Read more