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

doctor1 MD

Hello im having scabies for 2 years.i have applied permethrin for many times with full medical protocol but it doesnt work now my 2 years old son has developed similar rashes.i coudnt take ivermectin as i was pregnant and now im lactating mother.kindly help me

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I have some very small bumps on my body in a few places. A couple under my upper arm, one or two on my hands, a few on my penis and one or two on my inner thigh... They are typically not even visible until I itch them a little bit, then they become raised and slightly red. My corpsman (I m in the navy) thinks that maybe it is scabies.

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Its been almost two years I noticed that I have dwvwloped some kind of skin disease small balls develop on my skin filled with water. Earlier it was less but after taking medicines qith the advise of doctors its started appearing regularly and its mainly on hand and leg. I got the blood tested as the doctors suspected HIV but the reports where negative. Then I showed it to the other doctor in a reputed charitable hospital though I had to wait and pay a lot. There the doctors said its scabies..... Its not healing and i am frustrated. In Discovery Channel I saw a person suffering feom skin disease and doctor could not fix it later one doctor realised that there are somekind of foriegn bodies in his eyes. They rwmoved it and its fixed now I doubt is that something to do qith me because when I move my right wyw in light I see a tiny black thi g in my eye moving qhen I open and close my right wyw please help. Thank You.

doctor1 MD

Hi Doctor, I notice that between forehead to nose that have a white skin on it. My friend notice that and think I might have a scabies. I check on internet out and see it said red skin, but I don t have a red rash, just white. I did called the doctor by yesterday and set appointment on 19th Monday. Umm, I see the white skin is grow as slow spread not big skin. I search something from the white skin, but I can t find it. Help me to find What title is?

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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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