Is scabies a contagious disease?

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Posted on Sat, 17 Jun 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: m XXXXXXX age 30 years. i m diagnosed as scabies past a month. my dermetologist has gvn me medications promisin me that i will gt cured in 45 days. wd my scabies i hav severe hair fall. i got fungal infection in my leg a small patch near my ankle frm past two days. m vry worried. i got this disease frm my maid servnt . plz tell me wt i need to do .and my family members do they need to take any vacination or treatment to prevnt thm gt it.
plz wt shud i do of hairfall. i m scares that its just dandruff or smthing serious.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Ask your family members to apply permethrin lotion, apply luliconazole

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for being at HealthcareMagic
I have gone through your complaints.
For scabies your family members also need antiscabies treatment.
I would recommend them to apply permethrin 5 percent lotion on the entire body neck downwards at night, keep it overnight and take bath in the morning.
This has to be repeated after 1 week.
For fungal infection apply luliconazole cream on the affected area once daily for 3-4 weeks.
There are many causes of hair fall and treatment depends on the cause.
I would recommend you to get your haemoglobin, thyroid function tests and serum ferritin levels to rule out anemia and thyroid disorder as they are very common causes of hair fall.
Meanwhile apply antihair fall serum like anaboom antihair fall serum on the affected areas of the scalp twice daily for 6-8 weeks.
Regards
Dr Asmeet
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Remy Koshy
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 26 hours later
i got my blood test done
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 9 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Haemoglobin slightly lower side, can't see serum ferritin report

Detailed Answer:
I have reviewed the reports and they are fine.
Only your haemoglobin level is slightly on the lower side.
I can't see the serum ferritin levels.
You can start with anaboom antihair fall serum.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
thn y so much hair fall.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Causes of hair loss

Detailed Answer:
Hair fall can also occur due to other causes like stress, hormonal changes, certain medications, chronic diseases, past history of fevers like typhoid, malaria, dengue, recent child birth, recent history of surgery, trauma and accidents.
Low serum ferritin levels can also cause hair loss,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 25 minutes later
wt shud i do if myserum ferritin is low
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 31 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Take iron supplements for low serum ferritin levels

Detailed Answer:
If serum ferritin is low take iron supplements like capsule haemup once daily for 3-4 months.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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