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Sulfur has been used to treat various skin conditions in the form of soaps, lotions, creams and ointments. It is considered to be highly effective and also safe for treating scabies. For more details read the article below. Sulfur is known to be very effective for the treatment of Scabies. It is important to follow the instructions carefully when using a... Read more
Sarcoptic mange is a contagious skin disease that is caused by the Sarcoptes scabies mite. Mites are not insect,s but kind of parasites with eight legs. They are microscopic and cannot be seen by the naked eye. The Scabies mites that cause the infection in humans are from the same family. The mites that cause the infection in humans is called ‘Human Scabies... Read more
Scabies infection looks very similar to eczema, other insect bites, dry skin and sometime impetigo. Then, how do doctors distinguish between all other types of insect bites and scabies? Let’s find out. Article Body: Once a person gets infected with Scabies, the first symptoms appear only after 4 to 6 weeks.  The moment you see the symptoms of rash or feel... Read more
Scabies is a very contagious skin disease that is characterized by severe itching and discomfort. There is hardly any possibility that scabies rashes will not itch, but unless of course, one is not using ointments to kill the itch. In very rare cases and we must say only a few lucky individuals, do not go through the trauma of Scabies without an itch. Such... Read more
Scabies is often misdiagnosed because the early symptoms resemble a host of other skin diseases. But getting the symptoms examined by an experienced doctor will help in timely diagnosis and treatment of scabies. The first symptoms of Scabies only appear after 4 to 6 weeks. The first signs can easily be mistaken for an insect bite or pimple. But over a few... Read more
An insect bite can be readily diagnosed when the insect remains on the site of the bite, as in blood suckers like flies, mosquitoes. Parasites that are not visible are not easy to catch. They mostly are microscopic and often bite when the patient is sleeping. Scabies mites along with bed bugs and sand flies fall in this category. The bites look similar in... Read 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... Read 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... Read more
Scabies is a contagious skin infection and it affects all warm and moist places in the body, including the genitals. The first thing to do when a patient suspect of Scabies in her genitals, is to remove all the pubic hair at once. Since the mites will have lesser space to hide, the damage will be restricted. The Scabies mites are known to burrow under the... Read more
There are no soaps in the market that can vouch for a complete eradication of Scabies after their use. Most of them are superficial and fail to remove the mites from underneath the skin. It is important to use a good antibacterial soap when infected with Scabies. Keeping your body and surroundings clean is critical for speedy eradication of Scabies.  Let’s... Read 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... Read more
Do you have scabies? Don’t worry. This infection is irritating as hell but its treatment sure isn’t expensive. Read on to know more. Scabies may at first appear like a serious skin condition. The itch can drive anyone crazy and even make you lose your self esteem. After all, there’re so many stereotypes associated with this infection. Not that Bad, Really... Read more
Scabies is one of the most contagious skin diseases in the history of mankind. The microscopic Scabies mites can drive a human being crazy with their itching and burrowing. Scabies spreads easily by skin to skin contact, sexual relations and by sharing personal belongings. But the mite cannot survive outside the body of the host for more than 72 hours. So... Read 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... Read more
Female genitals are highly prone to scabies infection, especially after delivery. Thankfully, some approved topical creams such as Dr. Scabies can safely cure this skin condition in and around vagina lips, and that too in quite a less time. Scabies is probably one of the most treacherous skin conditions that can affect virtually all the body parts. This... Read more
Since Crotamiton is powerful enough to kill the scabies mite, it normally works for all the patients having scabies. But unfortunately, high potency of this medicine is one of the reasons for several side effects. Find out how you can ensure safely when using it! When it comes to treating scabies, we don’t have many remedies to try. One of the most commonly... Read more
Ivermectin is prescribed by doctors to treat scabies infestation, but it may not work under all situations and also has some side effects. Read on to find out about these. Ivermectin is a prescription drug taken as a pill to kill scabies mites, but it is not always advised to use it for treating the disease. Doctors only use it under the following... Read more
Permethrin based creams might be very popular for treating Scabies, but they are not the safest and most effective option in the market. Swelling on the face, lips, tongue and throat are the symptoms of an extreme allergic reaction to the presence of 5% permethrin in the scabicide. On detecting any of these symptoms, the treatment should be stopped... Read more
When diagnosed with Scabies choose your line of treatment carefully as many treatments come with side effects. Most doctors will ask the patient to go for a permethrin based treatment. But reports have proven that this linee of treatment cannot be advised to all patients with Scabies infection and can sometimes lead to bigger problems. Especially one has to... Read more
Permethrin is a pesticide based cream that is often prescribed for treatment of Scabies. It comes with a set of side effects and sometimes aggravates the itching for a few initial days. Permethrin based medication is available in the form of creams or lotions. Most manufacturers generally claim that one application is enough to get rid of the Scabies. But... Read more
Urtica is the Greek name for Hives, which literally means a skin rash that causes an intense burning sensation. Hives is an extreme allergic reaction sometimes seen in patients using permethrin based creams for treating Scabies. The common symptoms of hives are a pale red rash, itching, burning sensation and bumps. This rash can last up to six weeks and... Read more
Scabies infection in a small child is a torture for the child and the parent. The child cannot express his agony and the parent feels helpless and distraught. The first symptoms of Scabies that a child will display will be a rash, itchiness, and extreme discomfort. Small red bumps might show in the folds of the skin in the fingers, neck, palms and soles of... Read more
Permethrin is similar to a synthetic pyrethoid and can be classified as a neurotoxin. This is the reason why it is known to cause several side effects. Next time anyone tells you that permethrin treats scabies in a single application, ask them to reconsider. The side effects or symptoms of Permethrin might include an elevation in the temperature of the body... Read more
Triamcinolone Acetonide is a drug that mimics the action of corticosteroids, in the body. These creams are also prescribed by doctors for treating the scabies rashes.  Triamcinolone Acetonide creams are often prescribed by doctors for treating eczema like symptoms, redness, itching, inflammation and dryness. Most of these symptoms are also seen in Scabies.... Read 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... Read more
Scabies is a highly contagious skin disease that is caused by a mite. You might be particular about taking a bath daily and keeping your home clean, but it will take one personal contact with an infected person for you to catch the mites. Let’s read more about the Scabies infection – 1. How Do The Mites Work? Once Scabies mites infect you, the symptoms will... Read more
Scabies mites never leave any black specks once they are eradicated from the body. The black specs are seen in a different kind of skin infection caused by a different species of skin parasites. People who suffer from these infections have also reported black specs on furniture and clothing too. But with scabies, NO black spots will be seen. Let’s read some... Read more
The Scabies infection can spread through the personal belongings and the bed of the infected person. The main reason for the spread of infection is personal contact with an infected person. A simple hug or intimate relationships are also sure shot reasons for contracting the infection. If a scabied person is going to travel with you in a car, it is... Read more
The Canine scabies is caused by the parasite Sarcoptes scabiei. They are able to penetrate the skin of healthy dogs and cause skin problems. The dogs will often be seen scratching themselves due to the itching. These mites cans also infect humans and cause them mild discomfort and itching. Let’s read more about Sarcoptes and its similarity to Human Scabies... Read more
Pathophysiology is helping doctors’ worldwide for treating victims displaying symptoms of scabies. Timely detection and the right treatment are essential for the eradication of mites form the human body. Let’s read more about Pathophysiology and its role in curing Scabies - 1. The Pathogenesis The Human Scabies is caused by mites called Sarcoptes scabiei.... Read more


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