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Scabies Burrow On Face
Scabies: It is possible to get scabies on the face. However, for unknown reasons it is not the typical location. Often the head is spared. However, if the parasite stays on the skin too long untreated, it can go anywhere. Most commonly seen around belly button, genitals, thighs, hands, fingers. But no site is safe from this pesky annoying creature. ...Read more
You need: To see your doctor for a correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
With lice, only areas where the head has touched are at risk. Would wipe the area down and vacuum it.
With scabies it is spread to the environment with direct skin contact. It is unlikely to be an issue in your car. Would recommend general cleaning to the areas as well with wipe down and vacuum. Extreme cleaning in either case is not necessary or indicated. ...Read more
Yes: Are you or did you see a dermatologist? ...Read more
I have a rash that looks like scabies but is not. Skin scraping came back clear. All over my body but not on my face. Any suggestions?
I can't afford more scabies cream for another 4 days, would covering myself head to toe in Vaseline help. I know it kills ticks.
What about: Ivermectin??? 4-5 pills as a single dose is another option ...Read more
Something has been biting me for over 3 years now my face head neck entire body hav been treated for bedbugs and scabies no change?
It would likely take: More than medication to rid your home of scabies or bed bugs. If not eradicated in the home- the bugs will keep coming back. T 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. ...Read more
Diagnosed with scabies but Noone in the house has it and I feel she was misdiagnosed. The rash is on her face and none between fingers or toes.?
Return To Doctor: Scabies is caused by a mite that burrows into skin causing inflammation/itching. Close contacts can become infested however it is possible for household members to remain unaffected. A questionable diagnosis can be confirmed by microscopic exam of skin scrapings. See your doctor to discuss your concerns and for re-examination. Your doctor may also consider referral to a Dermatologist. ...Read more
How soon scabies rash return if 4wks Ivermectin&cleaning fail? Random spots? Less itch? Meds before test=no proof. New neck spots&crawly face. What I do?
Usually 2 wks: With ivermectin you take your pills and are re examined in 2 wks to see if you need a second treatment. Sounds like you do so go back to the doctor ...Read more
Yes, but: The concentration of the is about 5 times the concentration needed for the lice. It is basically a bug spray in lotion form. You would be taking a bazooka to kill a rat, it would likely work but is a bit excessive.. ...Read more
Can I out permethrin cream on my face? Will it hurt me? Face and body is itchy and boyfriend has scabies. Does it hurt hair?
Will using permethrin only where the itchy bumps are located on my body eliminate the scabies? It worked last time. Head to toe seems overkill no?
Scabies is not like a simple mosquito bite. Scabies is an infestation of the skin by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei.
Transmitted by close person to person contact or by fomites (clothing, linens). To prevent transmission treat with Permethrin 5% cream. Apply to all areas of the body from the neck down and wash off aprox 8-14 hours later. Simultaneous treatment of close contacts advised. ...Read more
Son diagnosed w/ scabies. Not treated yet. Since rash looks better but spread face/eyelid. Rash not itchy. Clear bumps w/ black dots. Likely Scabies?
Hi I'm a 32 year old female. I currently have scabies as diagnosed by my doctor. I have them all over and especially on neck, face and scalp. How will I treat my scalp as I have very long hair and doctor told me not to put treatment on my head, even if
Oral ivermectin?: There's no obvious reason the treatment (probably permethrin or lindane) cannot be used on the scalp, but it should be kept out of the eyes and mouth. Alternatively, if necessary, scabies can be treated with ivermectin, an oral treatment effective in a single dose. Discuss both options with your doctor. ...Read more
How to tell the difference between an allergy or scabies? I am itchy all over including my face, hands, buttocks ankles etc.
Dermatologist: Scabies is diagnosed by taking scrappings of a suspected lesion and looking under the microscope and seeing the bug or trailings. It most commonly effects the hands. While a generalized rash may indicate an allergic reaction but there are multiple other causes of your symptoms. See a dermatologist to start. ...Read more
Tingle/crawling feeling on face, fluid filled pimples, redness, wake up itchy, pimples come in a group, sometimes lined up, scabies? Herpes? Impetigo?
I get really itchy welts on my chest, forearms, neck and even my head where hair grows. I thought it could be scabies and I've used perthrim cream whi?
Scabies unlikely.: But it is a reason to have things evaluated. Mostly, reaction to a chemical exposure with/without sunlight sensitization effects. Can progress to a second degree burn or infection if the skin breaks open. But, if it is an allergic reaction to a medication, that needs to be fixed. And if it is sensitive skin, (mastocytosis) that needs to be fixed. And there's good treatment for it. ...Read more
Diagnosed with scabies did permethrin a month ago cleared up somewhat no rash after did it two days ago as advised now head 2 toe in little red bumps?
See a dermatologist: Were you treated correctly? Were ALL your contacts correctly treated at the same time? You need accurate diagnosis and treatment, possibly with pills. ...Read more
Trtd for everything from scabies-eczema. Rash comes & goes, but creeping&itching remain. Now face, neck, scalp itch too. Derm dismissive. Ideas?
See another derm: You need a diagnosis. See another dermatologist and talk to him/her about coming in for an emergency appointment when the rash returns. Perhaps that rash needs a biopsy if the diagnosis is not clear from the physical examination. ...Read more
Red nodules penis head, bumps scrotum very itchy all over body and groin especially at nights. No pain, blister or discharge. Possible scabies?
Many possibilities: You need to see your doctor right away while the lesions are still visible, do it now! ...Read more
I have a scaley dry patch on my face I've had for 7 years but it has recently spread it's like scabes but don't go away but pool water sometimes helps?
Rash On Face: You should see your primary care physician to have the rash evaluated. You may need a referral to a dermatologist. ...Read more
What gets rid of "post scabie nodules" on penis head and shaft they go away and come back. Done treatment twice. It's Seriously affecting my life!!!
Seriously: Get to a dermatologist for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Yes: Scabies is treated with a topical scabicide such as 5% permethrin. It is applied over the entire body from the chin to the toes and left on for 8 to 14 hours before washing off. The treatment is repeated 1 week later. The scabies burrows can take a while to disappear after treatment is started. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
A bunch: I agree with dr. Eitner. 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. Medications prescribed by your health care provider are usually needed to treat scabies. Creams include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, and crotamiton. ...Read more
Scabies sxs: Hello, 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. Your physician or your dermatologist can make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
Still too common: Scabies happens in every town and every city in the United States. No parts of the country are immune from scabies. Even one case is too many. The key is to treat patients early, when they first start itching, so they don't keep passing scabies to others. Also, treating entire families at one time helps get rid of the mites. ...Read more
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