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Can scabies grow on your face?

Can scabies grow on your face?

Yes: Scabies are more likely to involve the face in infants & children than adults but this may be due to behavioral factors rather than difference in tissue. If the mite can gain access to a surface by direct innoculation they are likely to dig in. ...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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Can you get scabies on your face?

Can you get scabies on your 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

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What is an effective way to treat your vehicle for scabies/head lice?

What is an effective way to treat your vehicle for scabies/head lice?

General cleaning: 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

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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 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?

Hmm: If it looks like scabies I normally treat with Permethrin 5% as sometimes there are only 6-8 Mites in your entire body leading to the negative skin scraping. Consider sending us a picture or seeing a dermatologist face to face and reconsider just treating for scabies. ...Read more

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I went drinking 3 days before and woke up with the face rash. Once that had gone it spread. I'm scared it might be scabies I once had that.?

I went drinking 3 days before and woke up with the face rash. Once that had gone it spread. I'm scared it might be scabies I once had that.?

Multiple issues: 1. It is not likely to be scabies as the parasite usually affects cooler areas of the body such as hands.
2. Alcohol is a poison that never did anybody any good, ever, so stay away from it.
3. Get HPV vaccine.
4. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...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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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?

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

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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.?

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

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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?

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

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Can you tell me if I could use scabies treatment to kill head lice?

Can you tell me if I could use scabies treatment to kill head lice?

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

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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?

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?

Head to toe.: Permethrin is meant to be put on head to toe. Face. Hair. And if there's scabies around, you have to treat the living space. Wash all linens and clothes. Steam clean the mattress, rugs and non-leather seating surfaces. ...Read more

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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?

Not overkill: 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

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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?

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?

Maybe not...: Scabies does not usually affect teh face, eyelids, etc, and I have never heard of scabies that doesn't itch; if these things happen at all, they are uncommon. Best to check back with the doctor who diagnosed and is treating your son. ...Read more

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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

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How to tell the difference between an allergy or scabies? I am itchy all over including my face, hands, buttocks ankles etc.

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

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Tingle/crawling feeling on face, fluid filled pimples, redness, wake up itchy, pimples come in a group, sometimes lined up, scabies? Herpes? Impetigo?

Tingle/crawling feeling on face, fluid filled pimples, redness, wake up itchy, pimples come in a group, sometimes lined up, scabies? Herpes? Impetigo?

Uncertain: This could be recurrent viral infection such as herpes or dyshydrotic eczema or infection of other type. Without knowing the rest of your health status this is best discussed with your physician. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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Trtd for everything from scabies-eczema. Rash comes & goes, but creeping&itching remain. Now face, neck, scalp itch too. Derm dismissive. Ideas?

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

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Is it normal to still see scabies burrows after you've had treatment?

Yes: After treatment the residual scabies are still in the skin, though dead. Gentle buffing with a loofah in the shower and application of moisturizer may speed up the normalization of the skin's appearance. ...Read more

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Would it be considered normal to still see scabies burrows after treatment?

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

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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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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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I have scabies what do I do first?

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

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How to determine if I have scabies?

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

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Does scabies commonly occur in the us?

Does scabies commonly occur in the us?

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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I have scabies had them for three months?

You need to: See a qualified doctor and get your infection treated properly, and be careful you're not being reinfected by someone or something in your environment. ...Read more