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Doctor insights on: What Are Scabies And How Does It Affect Children Emotionally

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Scabies (Definition)

Scabies is 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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Are children more susceptible to scabies?

Are children more susceptible to scabies?

Not necessarily : All people exposed to it are potential hosts but those with deficient immune systems are more likely to get norwegian scabies , a more complicated type. ...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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Dr. Robert Kwok
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Children's Health (Definition)

Children's health refers broadly to the health maintenance and prevention ...Read more