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Scabies

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Scabies

Scabies, a highly contagious skin disease, results from tiny mites burrowing into the skin and depositing eggs. The eggs at first look like pencil marks embedded in your skin, but once they mature after 21 days, they cause an itchy rash, your skin’s allergic reaction to the mites. In babies, mites seem to target more widespread areas, forming pimples over the belly and small blisters on the soles and palms. Young children often experience scabies on their head, neck, and shoulders as well. Older children and adults see them in their hands, wrists, genitals, and abdomen.

What Is Our Solution?

No one knows of a workable home remedy. Our treatment helps eliminate the infestation. Because scabies are extremely contagious, we might have to treat the whole family or sexual partners of infected individuals even if no symptoms are present. We usually prescribe a topical cream or lotion for you to apply all over your body. We prescribe oral antibiotics for extreme cases. You can sooth the itching with cool soaks, calamine lotions, and an oral antihistamine.

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