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Can one or more people in a home have scabies and others not be infected. With no signs or symptoms months after first person showed signs.

Can one or more people in a home have scabies and others not be infected. With no signs or symptoms months after first person showed signs.

Possible.: Scabies is highly contagious, but spreading requires skin-to-skin contact. If you have had no direct contact with the infested person(s), it is possible to avoid infestation. But we usually recommend that all household members use Permethrin at least once if anyone in the house is infested. This assumes, of course, that the correct diagnosis was made, by a dermatologist or other experienced md. ...Read more

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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 the first symptoms of scabies? What is the very first signs and symptoms that define a rash as a scabies rash? .

What are the first symptoms of scabies? What is the very first signs and symptoms that define a rash as a scabies rash?

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Itch: Scabies tend to create burrows and small red bumps in the skin, often found in underarms, belly button and inter digit web spaces. In infants, buttocks are commonly involved. Your doctor can diagnose this by finding scabies mite on skin scraping. They typically don't affect the face or scalp, so treatment is usually topical Elimite (permethrin) applied to every inch of your skin from neck down. ...Read more

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What are the first symptoms of scabies? What is the very first signs and symptoms that define a rash as a scabies rash? .

What are the first symptoms of scabies? What is the very first signs and symptoms that define a rash as a scabies rash?  

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Itching.: The essential lesion is a small, erythematous papule, often excoriated and tipped with hemorrhagic crusts. It is not a dramatic lesion and not always easy to see. The burrow is most specific, a thin, grayish, reddish, or brownish line that is 2 to 15 mm long. The sides and webs of fingers, wrist folds, outer elbows, groin, buttocks, and feet are common areas of involvement. ...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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I have scabies what do I do first?

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 more

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How to tell if all these itchy bites on my ankles is scabies? When should I go to dr if I show signs?

How to tell if all these itchy bites on my ankles is scabies? When should I go to dr if I show signs?

Scabies diagnosis: Scabies is generally diagnosed by the history and appearance of the skin, confirmed with a skin scraping and microscopic examination. The rash of scabies will typically continue to spread to other parts of the body as well as to other close contacts until treated. ...Read more

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Okay when im home or not active i itch all over randomly it gets so bad i dig the hair off me, no signs of scabies?

Do you have a rash?: If you have an itchy rash you might have hives or eczema. Contact dermatitis all over your body would clear in 2-6 weeks - so it's not that. No rash? It might be dry skin but you have to consider hepatitis & other liver, kidney, thyroid & even parathyroid problems. Scratching causes hive? You have dermatographism (see photo). Your doctor can help you figure out the cause of your itching. ...Read more

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How often after first scabies treatment should you wash laundry?

How often after first scabies treatment should you wash laundry?

Change clothes daily: If worried about remaining live scabies, one can change clothes once a day, and then wash everything once, before doing the second scabies treatment. ...Read more

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I have scabies and im going through the first treatment but the itching is unberable and i put alchohol on to stop the itching will this cause problem?

I have scabies and im going through the first treatment but the itching is unberable and i put alchohol on to stop the itching will this cause problem?

Scabies - itch: After one had undergone the first treatment, one can use topical steroid creams for itching. Prescription strength creams work best. Applying alcohol may irritate the skin, can be soothing, but will not affect treatment. ...Read more

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