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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


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What are scabies and how does it look on children?

What are scabies and how does it look on children?

Skin mites: Scabies is a skin infection caused by a human mite. The mite burrows into the skin and lays eggs which causes severe itching. There can be a rash which usually looks like small pimples. Common areas to find the rash are between the fingers and toes and along the belt-line. ...Read more

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What are the usual treatments for scabies in children?

Scabies: The most common treatment is a topical medication called elimite (permethrin). Some of us like to use an oral medication called ivermectin. ...Read more

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Appropriate remedies for scabies cream for children?

Appropriate remedies for scabies cream for children?

? question: I'm not sure what your question is here. What remedy for a cream are you looking for? If the kids have scabies, the cream is the remedy. Apply it as directed by the pharmacist. If you have questions about how to do that, call your pharmacy back for instructions. ...Read more

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Scabies. Partners 14yr old girl treated for scabies. Is she still infectious for my children and how would she have got it?

Scabies: If she has been treated x 2, with the second treatment 7-14 days apart, chances are she is not infectious. She got from close contact with an infected person either in the family or friends or another one. ...Read more

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Scabies isn't usually serious, but is it possible to die of it?

Scabies isn't usually serious, but is it possible to die of it?

Scabies: Scabies, all by itself, would not cause death. I suppose that you could create a scenario or two in which the person itched themselves so much that they wound up with an skin infection, cellulitis, sepsis and death. ...Read more

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My son was treated for scabies two months ago , but it hasn't healed completely, why ?

My son was treated for scabies two months ago , but it hasn't healed completely, why ?

See physician: if still not healed, needs to be assessed again. May be need more treatment or the diagnosis may need to be re-assessed ...Read more

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I was the only one diagnosed with scabies and treated. My husband never got it. Could the diagnosis be wrong. They didn't do any tests?

It could be...: but if the treatment worked, that supports the right diagnosis. That said, sometimes rashes improve spontaneously. Scabies is a clinical diagnosis which means most times we don't order tests. ...Read more

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Wife and I having our 3rd bout w/scabies in 8 years. Is that abnormally high? We don't travel that much either. What are some possible causes?

Scabies: Scabies is usually transmitted by direct skin-to-skin contact but less often it can be transmitted from objects (towel, bed sheets, shared clothing, etc.) ...Read more

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If my 4 month old don't have scabies because it don't itch what could it be then?

If my 4 month old don't have scabies because it don't itch what could it be then?

Needs evaluation: There's too many variables here, and no details on the situation. An itchy scalp in a 4mo old could be "cradle cap" or seborrheic dermatitis, a contact rash, or eczema (similar to contact rash, but due to exposure to foods or chemicals). Have this looked at, or ask at the next well check. ...Read more

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The cream isn't working for scabies.. When i put the cream on its fine but then days later it's back what should I do the cream isn't working for me..?

Scabies: Products used to kill scabies mites are called scabicides. No "over-the-counter" (non-prescription) products have been tested and approved to treat human scabies. The following medications are used to treat scabies: Permethrin cream 5%, crotamiton lotion 10%, Lindane Lotion 1%, and ivermectin200mg/kg orally. You may not have scabies and is why the medication is not working. ...Read more

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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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Are scabies white.

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 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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