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What Is Considered Close Contact To Catch Scabies
I've had close contact with a loved one who has Scabies(being treated now). Can a walk-in clinic or doctor write an RX for Permethrin 5% w/w for me?
Yes: The treatment of Scabies includes treating those who have had close contact with an infested person, even if there are no signs of infestation in the exposed individual. A primary care doctor (available in most walk-in clinics) can provide appropriate treatment. Please see a doctor soon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes .Tell your doc: Of the exposure and get tested and followed or let the county health department know and they will help you. ...Read more
Person to Person: Scabies are mites that are transmitted by person to person contact, either from adult to adult, adult to child or child to child.. Since scabies can survive for up to three days without a host, there also have been reported instances of scabies being transmitted through wearing or handling heavily-contaminated clothing. Scabies usually results in severe itching of the skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin to skin contact: Scabies is a tiny black mite that lives on people, burrowing just under the up top layer of skin. It is most commonly caught through skin to skin contact with another person who has scabies. Can be acquired through sexual intercourse. It can also be acquired from sleeping in the same bed (or sleeping bag) with an infected person, or a bed an infected person recently slept in. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good chance: Scabies is actually a tiny insect. It can spread, especially in laundry like clothes and bedding. It can be in carpeting and rugs. You will need to wash everything in hot water, there is some sort of a chemical you can get from the drugstore to add to the wash. Good luck for this itchy situation. ...Read more
Not a big risk: Scabies is spread by direct contact with an infected person. You may consult this site for more information on this topic: https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/scabies/gen_info/faqs.html For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Cured?: If you have both been treated and the problem eliminated skin contact should not be an issue. ...Read more
Is it possible to remain unaffected or not catch scabies when living in an outbreak of scabies in a small city? Or how to survive a scabies outbreak?
Scabies: Scabies is not a dangerous infection. Scabies is caused by a small insect called a mite. It is transmitted by coming into close contact with an infected person or infected bedding, cushions, pillows. Scabies is treated by applying permethrin containing cream from the neck down and washing off in 12 hours. Itching can persist for 1-2 weeks after treatment. ...Read more
Scabies: Scabies has the following:itching, especially at night rashes, especially between the fingers sores (abrasions) on the skin from scratching and digging thin, pencil-mark lines on the skin mites may be more widespread on a baby's skin, causing pimples over the trunk, or small blisters over the palms and soles. In young children, the head, neck, shoulders, palms, and soles are involved. ...Read more
Scabies: is easily transmitted from one person to the next. So please cover your feet and avoid direct contact w/others in your household until your doctor has treated and cleared you. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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