How do I know if I Have Scabies?
Some scabies symptoms are stinging biting, crawling sensations on the skin or scalp, and tiny pin pricks. It is highly contagious between human to human and also from pets to humans.
Other symptoms are the presence of mite burrows, often in a zigzag or S shape or the presence of lesions, such as brown nodules, rashes, or pimple-like irritations on the skin. Symptoms worsen at night. They are pretty easy to detect when you are infested with the body lice. It usually start within 3 to 6 weeks after being infected with the tiny body lice.
- Scabies is a disease of the skin caused by a mite.
- Scabies mites burrow into the skin producing pimple-like irritations or burrows.
- Scabies can affect people of any age, gender, race or level of cleanliness.
- Scabies is difficult to diagnose so clinical signs and elimination of other risk factors are important as skin scrapings are often unreliable.
- Scabies spreads rapidly under crowded conditions where there is frequent skin-to-skin contact between people, such as in hospitals, institutions, child-care facilities, and nursing homes.
- Scabies is easily treated and cured with different creams and lotions you can get either prescribed by your doctor or at local drugstores and pharmacies.
- Scabies should be suspected when an elderly patient has an intensely pruritic condition.