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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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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 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

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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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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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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

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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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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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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Blisters on my scalp and forearms. My left arm looks like chickenpox bumps and the right looks like scabies with 4 tracks coming out of 1 large bump?

Blisters on my scalp and forearms. My left arm looks like chickenpox bumps and the right looks like scabies with 4 tracks coming out of 1 large bump?

Post a photo: Many things can look as described. Both chicken pox (unlikely) and scabies are intensely itchy. Scabies does not form visible blisters but tracks with bumps spread out at relatively even intervals. Other viral illnesses can cause rashes similar to what you describe as can contact reactions. ...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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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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I have extremely itchy skin all over, it's worse at night and i'm sure it's scabies. Also have an itchy scalp eyes and ears. Too intense! please help?

I have extremely itchy skin all over, it's worse at night and i'm sure it's scabies. Also have an itchy scalp eyes and ears. Too intense! please help?

Please see your Dr.: Please see a dermatologist as soon as possible. Many different reasons for itchy skin all over. Scabies is just one of them. If this is scabies, a simple treatment with Permethrin cream applied today and in one week and following some instructions on what to do with clothing and bedding will help you get rid of this itch. If it is not scabies, this itch needs to be evaluated further. ...Read more

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Unbearably itchy upper body & scalp. No scabies, lice, dandruff, or allergies (tested). Rashes on hands/inner elbows/chest. Steroid cream not helping?

Unbearably itchy upper body & scalp. No scabies, lice, dandruff, or allergies (tested). Rashes on hands/inner elbows/chest. Steroid cream not helping?

See Allergist: Given you unbearable itching symptoms and rash refractory to topical steroids I would suggest making an appointment to see an allergist for further workup/evaluation. Eczema, contact dermatitis, urticaria (hives), etc. are all skin condition that you could be suffering from. Getting workup up by a specialist might provide more answers/treatments. ...Read more

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I have 3 or 4 scabes on my scalp that itch like crazy when i scratch them or knock the tops off when shampooing my hair they smell like maggots ., .

I have 3 or 4 scabes on my scalp that itch like crazy when i scratch them or knock the tops off when shampooing my hair they smell like maggots ., .

Head check: I suggest you have your scalp looked at. There are various reasons that cause itchy scalp including infection, allergy, autoimmune disorders, lice, etc. Without knowing the cause, it's impossible to treat effectively. ...Read more

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What is the average dosage for hydroxychloroquine?

What is the average dosage for hydroxychloroquine?

Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine): Each tablet is 400mg. Taken as 2 tablets per week for malaria prevention, 1 tablet once daily for rheumatoid arthritis, and 1 tablet twice daily for lupus. ...Read more

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What can substitute plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)?

What can substitute plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)?

Nothing safer: Plaquenil is also known as hydroxychloroquine, so the parent drug Chloroquine can be substituted. But Chloroquine has significantly higher rate of retinal toxicity, so it isn't used much anymore. Also, Plaquenil appears to effectively reduce flares in patients with lupus not necessarily by suppressing immunity. So other meds like Imuran and CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) also reduce flares, but also increases infection. ...Read more

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What are side efffects of plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) ?

What are side efffects of plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) ?

Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine): Side effects are muscle weakness, twitching, incoordination, blurred vision, bleeding, confusion, seizures, GI upset, hair loss. ...Read more

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Scabies (Definition)

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