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What is the most common symptom of scabies?

What is the most common symptom of scabies?

Itching: The most common symptom of scabies is intense itching, usually at night. You may also experience rash, sores, and superficial "pencil-mark" lines on the skin. ...Read more

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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 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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What is the most common reason for unsuccessfully treating scabies? Mistakes usually made which cause reoccurrences of lesions and mites

What is the most common reason for unsuccessfully treating scabies?  Mistakes usually made which cause reoccurrences of lesions and mites

Treating family: The most common reason for failure is lack of treatment for associated contacts. In the case of crusted scabies, due to the burden of parasites, environmental cleaning becomes critical, as well. ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of itching of feet at night? Scabies and infections are excluded.. Pls answer

What is the most common cause of itching of feet at night? Scabies and infections are excluded.. Pls answer

Fungus or eczema: You could have fungus of the feet, which looks like scaling on the bottom of the feet or scaling between the toes. If the itching is on top of the foot, it may be eczema. Try otc lotrimin cream for fungus. If that doesn't work, see a podiatric physician. ...Read more

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What is a common misdiagnosis for scabies?

What is a common misdiagnosis for scabies?

See below: Scabies is sometimes misdiagnosed as an allergic reaction such as contact dermatitis or a drug rash. It is sometimes misdiagnosed as neurodermatitis. ...Read more

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I'm spending time with backpackers at a hostel in the common area. I noticed since i've been there few days i'm itchy.. Scabies or bed bugs? Itchy

I'm spending time with backpackers at a hostel in the common area. I noticed since i've been there few days i'm itchy.. Scabies or bed bugs? Itchy

Don't know. : Bed bug bites may have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points. A reaction may show from an hr to several days later. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions w clear center. If hypersensitive blisters may occur. Telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – doesn't always occur. Bites are in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, shoulders, neck ; legs. Scabies. ...Read more

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Scabies that originates in the buttock and pelvic region, what is the common cause?

Scabies : Scabies results from close skin to skin contact or contact with linen/bedding/clothing where the scabies mite may reside for several days away from the human host. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with scabies. I have areas that are itchy that are red and bruised like, is this common?

I was diagnosed with scabies.  I have areas that are itchy that are red and bruised like, is this common?

Yes: I hope that you are being treated by a physician with a topical medication used top to toe and repeated in a week. Follow your physician's instructions closely. ...Read more

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Is it true that it takes 21 days before symptoms appear and you know you have scabies?

Scabies: Sensitization to scabies begins 2-4 weeks after the onset of infection. During this time the parasites may be on the skin and may burrow into it without causing pruritus or discomfort. Severe itching begins with sensitization of the host.(andrew's diseases of the skin clinical dermatology). ...Read more

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