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What You Need To Know About The Disease Scabies

What you need to know about the disease scabies

There are many diseases sexually transmitted when you might know, but learn to manage? Here are some facts to help you understand more about scabies and how to protect themselves.

What is scabies?

Scabies is a very itchy skin disease caused by tiny mites that burrow into the skin. Pruritus caused by an allergic reaction to the mite.

Scabies spreads easily from person to person. It can affect people of all ages and all levels of income and social life situations.

With treatment, the scabies mites die and itching disappeared for a few days or weeks. If left untreated, mites continue to reproduce in the skin, caused so much pain and itching.

How Is Scabies Spread?

mange mites are spread from person to person through close contacts, such as sleeping in the same bed or touching a person's skin. Mites can also be spread by sharing towels, clothing and other personal belongings.

Scabies often affects several family members simultaneously. It can be spread to others before you have symptoms.

What Are The Symptoms?

Scabies has two main symptoms:
  • Severe Itching is usually worse at night. children and older adults tend to have the worst itch.
  • A rash of small blisters or sores. Children tend to have worse skin reactions than adults.
The area in which the symptoms are more likely to occur:
  • Between the fingers and the palm of his wrist.
  • On the outer surface of the elbow and armpit.
  • Around the waist and navel.
  • At the buttocks.
  • Around the nipple, bra line and the side of the breast (in women).
  • In the genitals (in men).
In infants and toddlers, itching and irritation of the skin may also appear on the scalp, neck and face and palms of hands and soles of the feet.

If you have a lot of scabies, crusted sores, you may have a rare form of scabies called Norwegian scabies crust or scab.

If this is the first time you have had scabies, it may take several weeks before you have itching and skin sores. But if he had done before, the symptoms may start within a few days.


How Is Scabies Diagnosed?

Usually, your doctor can diagnose scabies on the basis of symptoms. Scabies is very possible if you have close contact with others who have the same symptoms.

Sometimes you can do a test to confirm that you have scabies. For example, a doctor may gently scrape a little "dry skin of the affected areas and see things under a microscope for signs of mites.

How Is That?

Scabies will not go away by itself. To eliminate it, and to keep the spread to others, you must use a special cream or lotion prescribed by a doctor. These products contain permethrin or other drugs. In severe cases, doctors can also give pills to take.

Most creams or lotions applied to the body from the neck down. It can also be applied to the scalp, face, and neck, taking care to avoid the area around the mouth and eyes. In most cases, advanced medicine leaves for 8 to 14 hours and then wash it away.

Children can usually return to nest or school after treatment is completed.

Some medications for scabies is not safe for children, the elderly and pregnant or lactating. To avoid the harmful side effects, be sure to follow your doctor's instructions carefully.

If you have scabies, you and anyone who has close contact with all should be treated simultaneously. This is to prevent the mites are passed back and forth from person to person. Until scabies made clear, avoid close contact with people and be sure not to share personal items.

To ensure that all the mites die:
  • Wash all clothing, bedding, and towels used in the three days before starting treatment. Use warm water and using the hot cycle in the dryer. Another option is to drain clean these items, or sealed in a plastic bag for three to seven days.
  • Clean and vacuum the room or rooms used by people who have scabies.

After treatment, the itching usually lasts two to four weeks. Your body will take that long to overcome allergic reactions caused by mites. Antihistamines (such as Benadryl), steroid creams, or, in severe cases, steroid pills can help relieve itching. Before using this medication, speak to your doctor about what is best for you (or your child).

If you still have symptoms after four weeks, you may need other treatment.


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