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What are Scabies?
Scabies is a condition of very itchy skin caused by tiny mites that burrow into your skin and is caused by an allergic reaction to the mites. Scabies is very contagious, spread from person to person, and can affect people of all ages and from all incomes, social levels, and living situations. With treatment, the scabies mites die, and the itching goes away over a period of days to weeks. Without treatment, the mites continue to reproduce under the skin, causing more sores and itching.
How is Scabies spread?
Scabies mites spread from person to person by close contact, such as sleeping in the same bed or touching someone's skin, and can be spread by sharing towels, clothing, and other personal items.
What are the symptoms of Scabies?
Scabies has two main symptoms:
Symptoms are more likely to occur:
The first time you have Scabies it may take several weeks to see the symptoms, however, the more you have scabies the quicker you see the symptoms.
Also, skin irritation may occur on the scalp, neck, face, and on palms of the hands, and soles of the feet. In babies and small children. If you have many scaly, crusted sores, you may have a rare form of scabies called crusted scabies or Norwegian scabies. The first time you have Scabies it may take several weeks to see the symptoms, however, the more you have scabies the quicker you see the symptoms.
How is scabies diagnosed?
Typically, your doctor will diagnose Scabies on your body. Sometimes you may need a test to confirm that you have scabies, this test involves gently scraping some dry skin from an affected area and looking at it under a microscope for signs of mites.
How is scabies treated?
Scabies won't go away on their own! If you have any of the symptoms listed above Call Us! Our dermatology specialists will diagnose it and immediately begin treatment so that you do not spread it to your home and family.
To get rid of it, you need to use a special prescribed cream or lotion that contains permethrin or another medicine. In severe cases, we may also prescribe pills to take.
Symptoms of psoriasis appear in different ways and may be mild, with small areas of rash. If psoriasis is severe, the skin becomes itchy and tender, and sometimes large patches form and may be uncomfortable.
The patches can join and cover large areas of skin, such as the entire back.
In some people, psoriasis causes joints to become swollen, tender, and painful. This is called psoriatic arthritis and can also affect the fingernails and toenails, causing the nails to pit, change color, and separate from the nail bed. Dead skin may build up under the nails. Symptoms often go into remission, even without treatment, and then return.
Most cases of psoriasis are mild, and treatment begins with skin care. This includes keeping your skin moist with creams and lotions. In some cases, psoriasis can be hard to treat. You may need to try different combinations of treatments to find what works for you.
If you are dealing with any of the symptoms of psoriasis, Call Us! Our expert dermatology specialists can talk to you about treatments and living with a chronic condition like Psoriasis.
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