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How to tell if you have scabies?
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Dr. Barry Resnik
Dermatology
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In brief: Diagnosing scabies
Scabies is an infestation with a microscopic mite.
It generally itches worse at night, and involves the spaces between fingers, underarms, waistline, and groin. I will treat proactively with a history of 2-3 weeks of itch, worse at night, and not responsive to topical measures. Family members itching helps clinch the diagnosis. The skin test is too unreliable, which is why i treat on history alone.

In brief: Diagnosing scabies
Scabies is an infestation with a microscopic mite.
It generally itches worse at night, and involves the spaces between fingers, underarms, waistline, and groin. I will treat proactively with a history of 2-3 weeks of itch, worse at night, and not responsive to topical measures. Family members itching helps clinch the diagnosis. The skin test is too unreliable, which is why i treat on history alone.
Dr. Barry Resnik
Dr. Barry Resnik
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: See doctor
Scabies requires microscopic slide to make diagnosis.
It is not treat le with over the counter meds.

In brief: See doctor
Scabies requires microscopic slide to make diagnosis.
It is not treat le with over the counter meds.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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