Scabies

What is scabies?

Scabies is a parasitic infection caused by a mite which has the nasty habit to create mini tunnels underneath the skin surface, called burrows. Eggs are deposited there and within cheap jerseys a few days larvae are hatched and the cycle begins anew. The body reacts to the foreign protein with an itchy inflammatory skin papule.

What are the signs and symptoms of scabies?

Scabies lesions and the burrows form and appear like fine scaly lines about 1 cm (1/3 inch) long. Burrows are mainly found in:
• side of the wrists;
• finger webs;
• female breasts;
• male genital skin;
• elbows;
• arm pits;
• belt line; and
• lower buttock region.

How is scabies diagnosed?

The dermatologist can take scrapings and examine the sample under the microscope. The appearance of the mite under the microscope in the lab, the shape and size of the ova and the fecal pellets of the mites are the signs, which lead to the specific diagnosis.

How is scabies treated?

Scabies is treated using topical treatment with permethrin (brand name: Kwellada or Nix). It is applied from head to toes with particular attention to skin creases, cheap ray bans finger webs, anal cheap jerseys wholesale regions, genitalia as well as toe webs for 12 to 24 hours. This will very quickly kill the mites. However, the dead mites in the skin are still allergenic and the allergic Cần rash and skin itch can still last for 1 or 2 more weeks. This is treated oakley outlet with topical fluoridated corticosteroid creams. In severe cases, the patient may have to take oral throwback jerseys prednisone for 7 to 10 days to help cope with the itch.

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