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How do I know if kids have scabies?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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In brief: Scabies

Scabies features intense itching, especially when in bed, so it interferes with sleep.
Others in the home or closely associated will also be itchy. The arms, hands, & genital areas may be scratched raw, while the face will be spared. Usually it is several weeks from first exposure to first symptoms, so it is important to treat all contacts, itchy or not. The cream is applied ears to toes 8 hrs or.

In brief: Scabies

Scabies features intense itching, especially when in bed, so it interferes with sleep.
Others in the home or closely associated will also be itchy. The arms, hands, & genital areas may be scratched raw, while the face will be spared. Usually it is several weeks from first exposure to first symptoms, so it is important to treat all contacts, itchy or not. The cream is applied ears to toes 8 hrs or.
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