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Scabies Mites Found On Skin Scraping (Overview)

Scabies is an easily spread skin disease caused by a very small species of mite. Examination of the skin shows signs of scabies. Tests include an examination under the microscope of skin scrapings taken from a burrow to look for the mites. A skin biopsy can also be done.


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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

Scabies Mites Found On Skin Scraping (Overview)

Scabies is an easily spread skin disease caused by a very small species of mite. Examination of the skin shows signs of scabies. Tests include an examination under the microscope of skin scrapings taken from a burrow to look for the mites. A skin biopsy can also be done.


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How to treat scabies and mites from skin?

How to treat scabies and mites from skin?

Scabies Treatment: It 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 like pillows that can’t go in the wash. Place them in a big plastic bag ; tie it up. Keep it in there for 48 hours because. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of scabies and mites from skin?

How can I get rid of scabies and mites from skin?

Scabies TX: It 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 like pillows that can’t go in the wash. Place them in a big plastic bag & tie it up. Keep it in there for 48 hours because ...Read more

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I have a question about scabies. Regardless of the effect to me/my skin and what i "should" do, will hot/boiling water kill the mites at all?

I have a question about scabies. Regardless of the effect to me/my skin and what i "should" do, will hot/boiling water kill the mites at all?

Easier way than that: You may not have scabies. It would be prudent to see a doctor for a proper diagnosis. There are topical as well oral medications that are far safer than trying to scald yourself with boiling water. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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. ...Read more

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Can u soak in a diluted bleach bath and kill scabies mites in your skin?

No. Use Elimite (permethrin). : No, Elimite (permethrin) (Topical Permethrin) is generally used to treat scabies. It requires a prescription. Generally ALL household members should be treated simultaneously even if only one (or some) are itchy. Otherwise the treated individual is likely to become reinfected by the other individuals in the home who are infected but not yet itchy/symptomatic. ...Read more

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Can scabie mites eggs still hatch off the skin?

After what?: Not sure what your question is. You have some question of hatching ability of scabies eggs. If you used the medication prescribed to treat the scabies, any unhatched eggs should become unviable, meaning dead and unable to hatch. If you have any doubt, repeat the original treatment 1 week after initial treatment. If different concern, please clarify question. ...Read more

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Can female scabie mites still lay eggs off the skin?

Can female scabie mites still lay eggs off the skin?

Scabies: Scabies lay eggs after they burrow under your skin. http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/scabies/gen_info/faqs.html ...Read more

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Can female scabie mites still lay eggs without being on your skin?

Can female scabie mites still lay eggs without being on your skin?

Scabies: Scabies lay eggs after they burrow under your skin. http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/scabies/gen_info/faqs.html ...Read more

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How long do scabie mites live for off the skin?

How long do scabie mites live for off the skin?

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

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What’s the best treatment for scabies mites?

What’s the best treatment for scabies mites?

5% permethrin cream: This cream is available by prescription and can be used in children as young as 2 months. The cream should be massaged into the skin from scalp to legs and left on overnight, rinsed off in the morning. All household contacts should be treated. Then wash all your clothing and bedding in hot water. You may need to repeat the cream in 1 week if itching persists. ...Read more

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Mite (Definition)

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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