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Scabies Not Itchy
Possible for a doctor to wrongly diagnose scabies? Been itchy for 6 monthsno rash at all, my partner had just been told he has them but no rash either
Often misdiagnosed: Scabies is frequently misdiagnosed, especially by non dermatologists. Sometimes, the skin can be scraped and a mite found under the microscope, often a female with an egg inside it. Treatment sometimes does not work well, or make take weeksf or the itching to stop. A skin biopsy may be helpful, read by an expert skin pathologist. Oral treatment with Ivermectin pills usually works to skill mites. ...Read more
A spot on my left buttock was really itchy next day a line of red dots appeared. Is it herpes or scabies? Its itchy but no blisters or other symptoms.
Med eval: Your physician or your dermatologist can accurately diagnose this. 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
I've been spending time with backpackers in a hostel and have started to itch. How do I know if its bed bugs or scabies? Itchy feet hands body
Compare: Bed bug bites may have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points. A reaction may show from an hr to several days later. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions w clear center. If hypersensitive blisters may occur. Telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – doesn't always occur. Bites are in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, shoulders, neck ; legs. Scabies. ...Read more
What to do for scabies so i'm very sure I have scabies, I have itchy red bumps on my groin, and i'm itchy every where. Today it has never been worse, i orders 10% sulfur soap and it should be here really soon. But my question is should I see out help at a
There : There is an over the counter treatment called elimite (permethrin). I believe it is inexpensive. Also remember to wash your sheets/bedding in very hot water, and all affected family member's need to be treated. If the treatments do not work go to the free clinic for an evaluation. Best of luck. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to have intense itch mostly arms, buttocks, groin? Under arms neck etc worsening at night not much rash. Not scabies? But always itchy!
Have a rash on stomach legs and fingers.Red bumps itchy one with ring white in middle that is gone did scabies treat still itchy and rash what is this?
I have bumps that come and go, more so prominent on my forearms and not in the listed usual places for scabies. Its hardly ever itchy ?
Bumps on forearms: There are multiple things this could be, and it's impossible to say without actually seeing them. BUT, it sounds a lot like a condition called keratosis pilaris. It comes and goes, not itchy or painful, present on the arms, etc. Again, it would be helpful to see it. You might want to look it up on Google and see some photos for comparison. I'd be happy to do a video consult if you'd like tonight. ...Read more
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