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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?
Scabies: Scabies in people is cause by a mite called Sacroptes Scabieivar. Hominis.Scabies looks like lines of burrows on skin made w 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. You aren't likely to see mites. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scabies: 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. 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 can’t go in the wash. You can put. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Med eval: Your doctor or a dermatologist can make an accurate diagnosis for you. 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
First, make sure...: ...That you do have scabies. There are many itchy rashes that can be mistaken for scabies, even by doctors. A dermatologist will be able to give you a proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment. If it is scabies, make sure everyone in your household is treated at the same time, whether they are itching or not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosing scabies: Scabies is an infestation with a microscopic mite. It generally itches worse at night, and involves the spaces between fingers, underarms, waistline, and groin. I will treat proactively with a history of 2-3 weeks of itch, worse at night, and not responsive to topical measures. Family members itching helps clinch the diagnosis. The skin test is too unreliable, which is why i treat on history alone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A bunch: I agree with dr. Eitner. 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. Medications prescribed by your health care provider are usually needed to treat scabies. Creams include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, and crotamiton. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer