Scabies

What is Scabies?

Scabies is a contagious skin condition caused by tiny mites called as Sarcoptes Scabei which burries in deeper layers of skin,breed,lay eggs and cause rash and intense itching.

Questions and answers on "Scabies"

I've been told the only way to get rid of scabies is through a doctor prescription. So does this mean everyone used to have scabies before doctor prescribed treatments existed. I mean haven't scabies been around longer before synthetic made topical ointments?

doctor1 MD

Hello dear,
Welcome to HCM.

Various medications are available in market for treatment of scabies like permerthrin 5% cream, ivermectin, benzyl benzoate etc. But the only thing is the disease should be confirmed by a doctor and proper drug and dosage is decided individually. That us why doctor's...

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what percentage of people get scabies from staying in a hotel

doctor1 MD

Hello,
thanks for writing in.

Now that's a difficult one to answer.

Actually no one has looked at it. And it will be a very difficult study to do, too.

Nevertheless, I will try to answer it.

There are two scenarios.
Scenario 1. Hotel Stayers who get scabies (people who rented a hotel and got...

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My in-laws have scabies and are being treated. Their son is homeless. Could he have gives the scabies to them. Who knows if he bathes or when he bathes. He is filthy. He is also a hoarder. Please help, I have just become a grandmother. I would like to hold the baby. But, I scared.

doctor1 MD

Hi. Thanks for posting your concern at HCM.

Scabies is transmitted by prolonged close contact and can be transmitted from one person to another in the family. If your in laws have scabies then it is very possible that other members residing with them could also have been infected.

If any one in...

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Hi, i think i may have scabies around my pubic area but i am still a virgin as i am only 15 but i am not sure if it is scabies, but i am also not keen on seeing a doctor face to face about this If anymore information is needed on the subject please contact me Kind regards,Connor

doctor1 MD

hi.welcome to healthcare magic.you have scabies.my opinion is that,
1.dont scratch the lesion.
2.wash your clothes often.
3.it is a contagious disease.you may spread it to your family members.
4.apply 5% permethrin ointment over the body on night time before sleep.when you wake up in the...

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i have been suffering with scabies for 12 weeks on and of now and done evrything to the book but nothing is getting it out of my system ime depressed with it as i cant cope no more i have seen 4 diferent doctors that have perscribed diferent things and i am now back to square 1

doctor1 MD

Hello,
Thank you for your query on HCM.
Scabies is very easy to treat unless there is some fault in diagnosis itself or in the treatment regimen.
Anyways, I will explain you how to treat scabies in a proper way.

The key to successful treatment of scabies lies in treating everyone simultaneously...

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hi, i have some little bumps on my skin, they are colorless and itchy, when i itch them they can break open, but mostly my skin turns pink…they are on the outsides of my wrists and forearms, and my fingers….im worried that it might be scabies, but my skin doesn't look anything like the pictures that I've seen of scabies. this has been happening for about two weeks now.

doctor1 MD

Welcome to HCM.
It might be due to some allergic reaction called contact dermatitis.
It usually occurs after contact with some chemical,irritant,bathing or washing soap.
This type of itching pattern also seen in the case of scabies.
You can take levocetrizine to subside itching.Short course of...

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I m nursing assistant and i have two patient, wit sarna o scabies, so i have some that and frustraed because i need my job, i really want to know what is the best medicine im a diabetic , i have some rash down my legs, and one my ears around auot side have some of that.thanks

doctor1 MD

Hi. Thanks for posting your concern at HCM

Scabies can be effectively treated with single application of 5% permethrin to the whole body, below face, after a scrub bath and then keeping it overnight for 8 Hours.

All the clothes, bed sheets, pillow covers, towels should be washed or dry cleaned as...

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Recent questions on  Scabies

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Hi, I had scabies and went to my local GP for treatment, he gave me a cream which worked great. However, I am now left with a lot of small bruises like spots from where I had been scratching before treatment it has been weeks now is there any way I can get rid of them?

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My wife gets red itchy bumps on her stomach every year in april. First year doctor treated with anti scabies medicine. second year with anti allergics. this year i gave her anti allergic medicine again. i also find some black small mite biting her.smaller than mosquito every year.

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I have what I believe to be Morgellons . My doctor diagnosed me with a fungal infection with staph. But, the medication is not helping... I seem to be getting more sores, I m always tired, I have what looks like strings coming out of my body and little black dots.. I have cleaned and washed Everything in my house, I even used lice shampoo on my hair and body before I went to doctor afraid I had scabies. I m afraid to tell my doctor or show him this stuff, caz from all I read about Morgellans, doctors don t even believe it exists! What should I do?

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hi, my stepdaughter is 5 and the past couple months, has been dealing with very itchy skin. she is only at our house every other weekend, but the last week, myself and my daughter who is 3 have started itching also. her mother took her to the doctor and said a prescription cream was given. i asked her today what the name of the cream was because i m taking my daughter in to be seen by her own doctor, and i figured he d want to know, but she won t tell my husband and i what it was. she got defensive and wanted to know why we needed to know. all she said was it was a one-time application and she didn t remember the name because she threw it away after it was used. the only medication that i can find which is a one-time treatment is for scabies...is there any other ones that might be used for treating eczema? i m worried we got scabies from her and that our itching is related to her issue

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Hi doctor I'm Sunil I have an problem no my testis skin like small pimples it's etching lot how can I cure this problem and on my hands please help me doctor

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About 5 weeks ago my husband came home and started scratching all over his body. Then about a week later I started to have the same problem. We started using Eucerin skin calming itch relief cream and it seemed to help but then we both would start...

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My son is having a terrible time with mites. He can't seem to get rid of the crawling feeling, itches all the time, between his fingers, toes and by his private areas are the worst. He can scrap little white (eggs) things off his head. What can we...

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