scabies symptoms

Scabies is a contagious skin disease, with severe side effects if the wrong line of treatment is chosen. Diarrhea is one such side effect.

A person suffering from Scabies displays a red rash and complains of severe itching. So severe can be the discomfort, that it can depress the patient and disrupt his normal life to a large extent.

The Scabies mites keep burrowing under the skin in order to lay eggs and in turn cause the symptoms.

Now that you have a fair idea of the disease, the urgency to choose the right treatment as soon as possible, can be better understood.... more

Scabies in its early stages might be mistaken for a different skin condition. So, it’s important that you educate yourself well in advance. Do not confuse it with other infections and skin diseases. Many people do that.

The first symptoms of Scabies might appear as painful, red dots that resemble pimples. The image might even look similar to an insect bite or acne.

But, the intense itching is what sets Scabies apart from other common skin infections. The itching is unbearable in children and the elderly. Even a physically strong person may feel like shrieking out loud due to... more

Crusted Sores on the hands, are in all probability indicators of a severe case of Crusted scabies. Get it examined by a doctor at the earliest in order to begin with the right treatment at the right time.

Article Body: Scabies that goes untreated for a very long period of time gets converted into an extreme form known as Crusted or Norwegian Scabies. It is normally seen in patients living in very poor living conditions with very limited access to medical facilities.

1. The Crusted Scabies

A very heavy infestation of Scabies is called... more

Psoriasis is one of the most common skin diseases in the world. The root cause for this disease is uncontrolled growth in the skin cells.

Psoriasis is often termed as a chronic disease as it takes may years to cure. The only thing common between Psoriasis and Scabies is the fact that the both are skin diseases.

Scabies scan be classified as an acute condition of the skin that is curable in matter of weeks, whereas Psoriasis may take longer to treat

1. Sympotms of Scabies

The common symptoms of Scabies are a pimple like red bumpy rash, which is followed... more

Heroin drug abusers do not automatically fall in the category of people prone to Scabies. The reasons for the itching could be numerous.

Users of heroin are known to scratch themselves where they inject the needles, but they will have to come in contact with an infected person in order to contract Scabies.

1. Scabies is a Contagious Disease

Scabies is a contagious skin infection that can only spread by direct personal contact. If the heroin user lives in close proximity of an infected person or shares his personal belongings, there is every chance of... more

Patients with a primary infestation display the first symptoms only after three to four weeks. The patient might be asymptomatic for almost a month and hence, the mites go undetected.

It needs to be kept in mind that the period in which the symptoms did not appear, the infected person might have passed on the infection to all the people he came in contact with.

1. The First Symptoms

In cases where the person is re-infected, the first symptoms might appear in few hours itself. The first presentation is in the form of popular, intense pruiritic eruptions that... more

Scabies can make you screech like crazy when you touch the burrows and if by mistake they bust, the itching can become unbearable.

Ask a scabied person what the itching like, and they will definitely tell you it is unbearable at most of times, especially at night.

The itching becomes more intense during night because the scabies mites get warmth and grow rapidly. Also, their eggs also hatch at an increased pace, which increases the overall number of feeders on your skin.

At this point in time, resisting from scratching can become impossible. When people scratch at the... more

Scabies mites just need a prolonged skin to skin contact in order to travel from an infected person to a new host.

If you think you have been exposed to Scabies at work, then you need to be well prepared for the infection and its treatment. To be really sure, recall the times when you might have exposed yourself to a person infected with Scabies. Also try to figure out if the contact was skin to skin, and were you sharing his clothing, bedding or other personal items.

1. The First Symptoms

After your first contact with an infected person, the first... more

Coming in personal contact primarily spreads Scabies with an infected person. But the first symptoms of the infection appear only after 4 to 6 weeks. Red bumps on your arms would not immediately point to a Scabies infection.

Let’s read more about this terribly disturbing disease -

1. The Symptoms

The first symptoms of Scabies do not appear immediately after contracting the infection. Imagine a scenario where you might be playing with a small child or with friends and on returning home notice bumps on your arms, then in all probability it’s not Scabies.

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A treatment for Scabies infection is considered successful only when it is able to control the re-infestation of the mites. A severe re-infestation of the infection is in the scalp only when the treatment has failed to eradicate the infection.

The infection causes intense itching and skin degradation, ultimately leading to breakage of the hair. Repeated treatments cause the hair to fall out in some cases. Permethrin based creams, especially are known to take scabies infection to such stages.

Normal Course of Infection

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