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Could scabies cause complications during pregnancy?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Confirm diagnosis

Pregnant women with rashes should see an OB provider or dermatologist to get a diagnosis.
There are some skin conditions that cause problems for the pregnancy.

In brief: Confirm diagnosis

Pregnant women with rashes should see an OB provider or dermatologist to get a diagnosis.
There are some skin conditions that cause problems for the pregnancy.
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Discomfort & itching

Usually severe itching which unfortunately worsens with treatment as the scabies mite dies in the skin.
I agree you need to get the diagnosis confirmed first & treatment includes Permethrin cream (elimite), crotamiton (eurax), or 5% sulfur (messy & not as good). Avoid lindane (kwell) d/t neurotoxicity risks. Be sure to treat all contacts & family, repeat in a week if needed.

In brief: Discomfort & itching

Usually severe itching which unfortunately worsens with treatment as the scabies mite dies in the skin.
I agree you need to get the diagnosis confirmed first & treatment includes Permethrin cream (elimite), crotamiton (eurax), or 5% sulfur (messy & not as good). Avoid lindane (kwell) d/t neurotoxicity risks. Be sure to treat all contacts & family, repeat in a week if needed.
Dr. Miguel Cano
Dr. Miguel Cano
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