Scabies

Scabies

The condition which is cause by mite known as sarcoptes scabiei. Scabies cause itching in skin where mite burrows. Itching become more intense during night time but it is treatable disease and cure by taking medications.

Symptoms

Following are the signs and symptoms of scabies:Scabies Symptoms Causes Treatment

  • Itching
  • Tiny blisters
  • Bumps on skin
  • Redness around the affected area
Causes

Scabies cause by mite which is microscopic eight-legged organism. They hatched their eggs on skin and burrows the skin which causes blister formation. Itching occur due to the allergic reaction of skin towards the mite’s eggs and larvae.

Diagnosis

After taking history about signs and symptoms your doctor might doing the physical examination of skin to diagnose the scabies. It can be diagnosed at clinical setup and does not required any specific test.

Treatment

The main aim of treatment is to eradicate the infestation of mite from the skin, treatment options include:

  • Medicated cream like ivermectin cream
  • Malathion lotion
  • Antihistamine to prevent the itching
  • Steroid lotions to reduce the inflammation
Lifestyle and home remedies

Following tips will help you:

  • Take anti allergic medicine
  • Take bath in chilled water
  • Icing the affected area
  • Use soothing lotion
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