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Posted on Fri, 11 Aug 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Insect bite, intense itch, may be scabies? Not sure
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Answered by Dr. Ilyas Patel 34 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Insects bite most probably, not scabies

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

After seeing the image, I feel that most probably you may be having insects bite dermatitis. It is not likely to be scabies. However, you consult the dermatologist for the perfect diagnosis and proper treatment.

I would suggest...

- a short course of oral steroid in a tapering dose
- antihistaminics like Levocetirizine 10mg once daily at bedtime
- apply a combination cream of steroid and antibiotic
- avoid soap bath
- prevent insects bite

I hope this would be helpful. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Thanks.
Dr.Ilyas Patel MD

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