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Can scabies affect the scalp?

Can scabies affect the scalp?

Scabies: classical scabies usually affect mostly skin: folds area, groin, web spaces. Crusted scabies, also called Norwegian scabies- more serious form, can affect face and scalp ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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Can scabies get onto the scalp?

Can scabies get onto the scalp?

Rarely: If you had scabies for a long time it may happen; there is a form of scabies called norway scabies that affects immune suppressed people and can affect every inch of the skin. ...Read more

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Can you get scabies on your scalp and hair?

Can you get scabies on your scalp and hair?

Scabies vs. lice: Scabies in adults is often from the neck down. On the scalp and face is more commonly seen in infants and toddlers. If only your head is involved, think head lice. ...Read more

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I have diagnosed with nodular scabies I cannot get rid of it from my scalp (have had preexistis psoriasis in scalp) despite 4 rounds of oral ivermecti?

I have diagnosed with nodular scabies I cannot get rid of it from my scalp (have had preexistis psoriasis in scalp) despite 4 rounds of oral ivermecti?

SCABIES SCALP: Scabies almost never affects the scalp! get a better diagnosis, preferably from a dermatologist. The chances are that what you have is psoriasis that is crusted over. ...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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I believe I have Norwegian scabies. I have weak immune system from hep b and I already had scabies years ago, the main region is my scalp. Is there an?

Probably not Scabies: Scabies infestations tend to make you itch in all the private places, and on your arms and legs. If your scalp is the only part of your body involved its more likely you have head lice. They are tough enough. If Home remedies and OTC treatments are not working see your PCP for a prescription medication. Also see: http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/ http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/scabies/ ...Read more

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Can you get scabies near hair line or in the scalp? My son appears to have red rash on his scalp and near ear that resembles scabies rash

Not : Not commonly so i would see a dermatologist for definitive diagnosis. I wonder whether this is more likely seborrhea or psoriasis or possibly fungal infection. See a picture and read about treatment options for seborrheic dermatitis at the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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Diagnosed w/ scabies. Pimples and intense itching on whole scalp/hairline too (especially at night). Can I use Permethrin 5% on my scalp/hair?

Diagnosed w/ scabies. Pimples and intense itching on whole scalp/hairline too (especially at night). Can I use Permethrin 5% on my scalp/hair?

Lotion, not cream: Permethrin OTC comes in a lotion that can be used in the hair after you shower, shampoo, and towel try. Be sure to follow CDC instructions for disposing of or sterilizing clothes or bedding you have used while infected and any close contacts you have had need treating as well. Good luck. I have attached instructions for you here: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a698037.html ...Read more

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