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I was wondering what is the difference between scabies and sercoptic mange?

I was wondering what is the difference between scabies and sercoptic mange?

Closely related: Canine scabies also known as sarcoptic mange is a highly contagious infestation of sarcoptes scabiei canis, a burrowing mite. These mite can also infest other mammals for example cats, horses, sheep, and pigs. In humans scabies is due to a closely related species which is adapted to humans (sarcoptes scabiei, variety hominis). ...Read more

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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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How can you tell the difference between scabies and herpes?

How can you tell the difference between scabies and herpes?

Scabies vs. Herpes: Herpes usually presents as painful, grouped or clustered small blisters. Scabies are usually very itchy and demonstrate linear red lines suggestive of burrowing. See a dermatologist and get an evaluation and / or biopsy for a definitive answer and treatment. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between scabies or bedbugs?

How can I tell the difference between scabies or bedbugs?

See below: Scabies lives in skin, is smaller and burrows into skin. Bed bugs live in sheets, bite suck blood and run, are larger. See the site below for details.
Scabies ≠ bed bugs
health. Nv.Gov/hcqc/scabies_powerpointslideshowview. Pdf. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the way scabies and bed bug bites look?

What is the difference between the way scabies and bed bug bites look?

Bed bugs vs scabies.: Bed bug bites may cause no symptoms or signs in some people. When there is a reaction, it may not show until several days after the bed bug has bitten. It can cause pink, swollen, itchy lesions on the skin. What can be telltale is when there is a linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but that does not always occur. Scabies looks like lines of burrows on skin made with little mounds or. ...Read more

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What's the difference between herpes and scabies?

What's the difference between herpes and scabies?

Ulcers vs itchy rash: Herpes rash is little blisters that break open to form an ulcer and is tender when touched. It is caused by herpes type 1 & type 2. Scabies is caused by a "mite", a bug, that tunnels under the surface of the skin. Scabies is not painful but itches like nothing else. Scabies doesn't form ulcers. Herpes is often on the face, genitals, or fingers. Scabies is often on the hands, arms, waist, or legs. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between scratches from playing or scabies?

How can I tell the difference between scratches from playing or scabies?

Location of sores: Scabies causes intensely itchy small bumps that tend to occur in skin folds (under the arms, below the waistband, between the fingers) if these area are not involved, your child probably doesn't have scabies. Scabies lesions will also occur in a line or track at times. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between eczema and scabies?

How can you tell the difference between eczema and scabies?

By where the rash is: Most eczema occurs on the face, inner elbows, behind the knees, on the wrists, hands, and ankles. It is usually dry, red, itchy. Scabies tends to occur on the waist, arm pits, writsts, genital area, lower buttocks, front of the knees, sides of the feet, and on the sides and in between the fingers. It is always more itchy at night. Check for some photos of the rashes on medical websites. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between eczema an scabies is there different symptoms for each one?

How can you tell the difference between eczema an scabies is there different symptoms for each one?

Similar symptoms: Scabies occur usually on wrists, between fingers, groin, axilla, buttocks and neck. Eczema usually occurs on backs of knees, flexural folds, hands and neck. Sometimes eczema and scabies can look similar. You need to be seen by a skin doctor to get a scraping if you think you might have scabies. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between a scabies itch, and an after scabies treatment itch? Or are they both just as severe?

Tough to treat: Scabies are tough to treat. Sometimes it takes 2-3 treatments to fully kill the mites. If you are still having the symptoms you may need an additional treatment. ...Read more

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Difference between dermatographism and scabies? Saw a dermatologist ages ago said I have dermatographism. It's flaring up I'm worried its scabies

Dermatographism vs: Scabies. Scabies looks like lines of burrows on skin made with 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. Dermatographic urticaria (aka dermatographism, skin writing) is when scratching or rubbing. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between an allergy or scabies? I am itchy all over including my face, hands, buttocks ankles etc.

How to tell the difference between an allergy or scabies? I am itchy all over including my face, hands, buttocks ankles etc.

Dermatologist: Scabies is diagnosed by taking scrappings of a suspected lesion and looking under the microscope and seeing the bug or trailings. It most commonly effects the hands. While a generalized rash may indicate an allergic reaction but there are multiple other causes of your symptoms. See a dermatologist to start. ...Read more

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What are the differences between chiggers & scabies?

What are the differences between chiggers & scabies?

Scabies & Chiggers: Chiggers live in grass, tall weeds, shrubs and other vegetation; and attack humans who venture into their territory. Humans usually pick up scabies from skin-to-skin contact with an infested person or from infested clothing or linens. Chiggers are small and red, measuring about an eighth of an inch. Scabies, which are only about 1/60 of an inch long, are difficult to see with the unaided eye. ...Read more

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What is the difference symptom and look wise between scabies and contact dermatitis?

What is the difference symptom and look wise between scabies and contact dermatitis?

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

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My 3 year old has eczema or scabies. How to tell the difference?

My 3 year old has eczema or scabies. How to tell the difference?

Scabies/eczema dif.: It is hard at tiems to tell the difference as they are both so itchy and the child will excoriate the skin by scratching so didfficult to see the burrows of the scabies mite. The distribution for scabies is nto classic eihter at this age. Best to see ur pediatrician. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with pityriasis rosea prescribed ointment, soothes the itching but I am starting to think I may have scabies. Difference & possibility?

I was diagnosed with pityriasis rosea prescribed ointment, soothes the itching but I am starting to think I may have scabies. Difference & possibility?

Pityriasis rosea: Piryiasis rosea has a rather typical presentation, it is presented as a skin rash which start as a single (herald patch)which follows in 1 to 2 weeks as generalised body rash lasting about six weeks and usually no treatment is needed, but steroids give relief of itching symptoms and improve the appearance of the rash
scabies is an infection due to mite and causes intense ithing all over the body. ...Read more

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My husband had scabies. I got treated prophylactic. Weeks later I retreated many times with permetherin.. I have problems sleeping because of crawling sensatbit. How do I tell the difference?

My husband had scabies. I got treated prophylactic. Weeks later I retreated many times with permetherin.. I have problems sleeping because of crawling sensatbit. How do I tell the difference?

Bugs are dead: But still itch for months after dying, use Hydrocortisone and zyrtec (cetirizine) for itching. Don't retreat with insectasides. Wash all bedding at temp high setting over 140 degrees and high dryer setting. ...Read more

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My husband easily treated for scabies. Now lesions disappeared after 1 month. He has a small boil on arm. And a couple on his back. The dermatology doc ssaid boils. How to tell difference.

My husband easily treated for scabies. Now lesions disappeared after 1 month. He has a small boil on arm. And a couple on his back. The dermatology doc ssaid boils. How to tell difference.

By examination: Your dermatologist told you it is not scabies, caused by mite buried d in the layers of skin, make tracts, reaction, itching, usually in hands and feet formation of boils uncommon, so do not worry. Microscopic examination of skin scrapings will show mites, eggs, it excretions could be done if your husband really want it done. ...Read more

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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?

Relax: Even if the person you love is crawling with scabies, that's no reason not to snuggle up and be happy together. You can both be treated at the same time. Congratulations on your relationship and best wishes to you both. ...Read more

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What is the remedy for scabies.!! Are anti b to be taken. What's the best cream to be used. Thanks?

What is the remedy for scabies.!! Are anti b to be taken. What's the best cream to be used. Thanks?

Permethrin cream: 5% permethrin cream: This is the most common treatment for scabies.
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What’s the best treatment for scabies mites?

3step Multi-approach: Scabies is a common skin infection and it's spread by direct contact with the scabies germ. #1the best treatment is prevention of contact when possible. #2however, once infection has occurred, the next step is to treat with one of several scabicide (scabies-killing) creams as per provided instructions. #3treatment's not complete however until exposed clothing, bedding etc. Have been cleaned, too. ...Read more

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Will scabies ever go away?

Scabies treatment: Scabies can be effectively treated with medicated lotions (ex. Premethrin) and sometimes a pill (invermectin). However, the mite can live in bedding and clothing. Therefore, it is important to wash and launder all of you linens in hot watet after you scabies treatment to prevent re-infestation. As well treatment often needs to be repeated weekly for 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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Do scabies cause crawling feeling?

Usually itching.: Symptoms of scabies can include very thin lines noted on the skin, rash between the finger, sores from scratching and itching which is worse at night. ...Read more

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Can you get scabies without an itch?

Scabies: If a person has never had scabies before, symptoms may take as long as 4-6 weeks to begin. It is important to remember that an infested person can spread scabies during this time, even if he/she does not have symptoms yet.
In a person who has had scabies before, symptoms usually appear much sooner (1-4 days) after exposure.
Symptoms always include itching. ...Read more

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How does a child normally get scabies?

Other People: Scabies is a highly contagious disease usually spread from person to person. Often in crowded situations such as day cares. ...Read more