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My S/O family member is being treated for scabies, she has no symtoms but being treated. Is she contagious even if she has no lesions? Stay away?

My S/O family member is being treated for scabies, she has no symtoms but being treated. Is she contagious even if she has no lesions? Stay away?

Relax: Even if the person you love is crawling with scabies, that's no reason not to snuggle up and be happy together. You can both be treated at the same time. Congratulations on your relationship and best wishes to you both. ...Read more

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A commercial manufacturer may formulate a cream with natural and chemically produced substances and market it as a diaper cream without rigorous fda testing. Many diaper creams have zinc oxide, vitamin a &d, glycerin or petroleum jelly. Often the purpose of the diaper cream is to separate urine and stool from the baby's skin without fostering irritation or ...Read more


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What is scabies?

What is scabies?

Scabies: Scabies is an itchy, highly contagious skin condition caused by an infestation by the itch mite sarcoptes scabiei. Direct skin-to-skin contact is the mode of transmission. ...Read more

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What are scabies?

What are scabies?

They are mites..: Scabies are mites! The one infesting human are called sarcoptes scabiei var hominis, and have been torturing mankind for over 2500 yrs, dating back to the roman times. They typically burrow under skin, lay their eggs, thus causing the burrows of inflammation and thus intense itching at times-easily treated, but often a missed diagnosis.
If u r concernd/having burrow-rashes, consult doc.
Good luck. ...Read more

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What are are scabies?

What are are scabies?

Infesting parasite: Scabies is a common infestation caused by the arthropod sarcoptes scabiei. The mite is transmitted via prolonged direct human contact. The main presenting symptoms include rash and severe itching. If you think you might have scabies, please see your doctor and get treatment soon! ...Read more

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What are signs of scabies?

What are signs of scabies?

Skin lesions: Skin papules with burrows are seen. Also signs of itching. ...Read more

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My roommate may have scabies - what are chances of catching it?

Scabies: Scabies is usually spread by close physical contact. It can also be spread by using the same bedding or clothing as someone who is infected with scabies. Usually the person and family member (that means room mate) all need to be treated. ...Read more

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Are scabies red?

Can be: Scabies looks like lines of burrows on skin made with 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. ...Read more

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Do I have scabies on skin?

Do I have scabies on skin?

Hard to say: Without more information. Rashes are nearly impossible to evaluate without actually seeing them. ...Read more

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Scabies is curable or not?

Yes, absolutely: Scabies is a mite infestation on the skin. It is normally not difficult to cure. It is usually treated with a topical cream and some measures taken to decontaminate the home and bedding. The diagnosis of scabies is made by a skin scraping test. Also, just because a doctor says you have scabies doesn't mean it is correct. A skin scraping test is the only definitive test to confirm scabies. ...Read more

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Can scabies live on razors?

Scabies: Although scabies cannot lay eggs anywhere else but in their burrow, they can survive for 72 hours without a human host. Even after a human infestation is eradicated, personal items such as linens, clothing and sheets need to be washed in hot water and dried on hot air. Items that cannot be laundered may be stored in plastic containers for a few days. ...Read more

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What is remedy for scabies?

Agree w Dr. Dohan: Additionally -- 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 ...Read more

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Will mitactin kill scabies?

No: No see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Is scabies a form of herpes?

Is scabies a form of herpes?

No: As my colleagues point out no. Totally different life forms. Not related. ...Read more

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What is the cure for scabies?

Permethrin 5% Cream: Permethrin 5% cream (prescribed by your physician) is applied to all skin surfaces below the neck and left on overnight. Repeat this application one week later. In the meantime, one should decontaminate all linen, bed sheets, etc. By washing in hot water. All close contacts should also be worked up for scabies due to the skin-to-skin transmission of the mite. ...Read more

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Can scabies affect fertility?

No: But are highly contagious and bothersome see your doctor to be sure it is scabies. ...Read more

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What is a remedy for scabies?

Scabies Tx: Med prescribed by health care provider are usually needed to treat scabies. Creams include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, & crotamiton. ...Read more

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What is a remedy for scabies?

Scabies: Creams include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, & crotamiton. Ivermectin (Stromectol) is oral ...Read more

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What do I use to kill scabies?

Scabies treatment: Involves using a prescription medication, usually in a cream form. It is applied head to toe overnight, then washed off. It is important to washes all bedding, linens and recently worn clothing in hot water to prevent re-infestation, and household contacts may require treatment as well. Itching and dry skin can last up to two weeks following successful treatment. ...Read more

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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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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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How can I kill scabies in my home?

Here's how...: Hello. 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 (either oral or topical). 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 >>. ...Read more

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Can you get scabies from the woods?

Scabies: Scabies is an infestation of the skin by the human itch mite (sarcoptes scabiei var. Hominis). The microscopic scabies mite burrows into the upper layer of the skin where it lives and lays its eggs. The most common symptoms of scabies are intense itching and a pimple-like skin rash. The scabies mite usually is spread by direct, prolonged, skin-to-skin contact with a person who has scabies. ...Read more

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Could fuicide cream remove scabies?

No: Fucidin cream & ointment (fusidic acid) are topical antibiotics & will not kill scabies. ...Read more

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How to know if my baby has scabies?

Medical Eval: Scabies looks like lines of burrows on skin made with 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. ...Read more

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Can I get scabies from being dirty?

No: You can only get scabies from someone who has scabies (or their clothes or sheets). ...Read more

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Do household cleaners kill scabies?

Scabies: There is no need to apply insecticides to clothing, bedding or environmental surfaces. All bedding, towels, and clothes used by the scabies-infested individuals should be washed in hot water and a typical laundry detergent. Clothes and bedding that can not be washed should be dry cleaned or left open and unused for 3-4 days. ...Read more

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What is crusted (norwegian) scabies?

Severe Scabies: Usually seen in nursing home patients or those who have compromised immune systems. ...Read more

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Is scabies caused from being dirty?

No, Being physically: Dirty doesn't cause scabies. Scabies is usually spread by close physical contact. It can also be spread by using the same bedding or clothing as someone who is infected with scabies. ...Read more

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Can I get scabies from my pet rabbit?

Can I get scabies from my pet rabbit?

Scabies: Scabies mites that live on pets are different from the ones found on humans. But, mites on pets may be transmitted to you from an infested pet. They can burrow under your skin resulting in itching. This type of mite will not reproduce on you ; should die within several days. You won't require medication but your animal needs to be treated. ...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