Scabies causes small, raised blisters on the skin
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Scabies is an itchy skin disease caused by a small burrowing mite called Sarcoptes scabies. There is severe itching in the area where the mite burrows. The urge to scratch can be particularly strong at night. Scabies treatment in Hyderabad
Scabies is contagious and can be spread quickly through close physical contact in a family, childcare group, school class, retirement home, or prison. Because scabies is so contagious, doctors often recommend treating entire families or contact groups.
Scabies can be treated easily. Medicines applied to your skin kill the mites that cause scabies and its eggs. However, itching may persist for a few weeks after treatment.
Signs and symptoms of scabies include:
- Itching, often severe and usually worse at night
- Thin, irregular tracks of earth made up of tiny bubbles or bumps on your skin
- Trenches or tracks usually appear in the folds of the skin. Although almost any part of the body can be affected, the most common scabies in adults and older children are:
- Between the fingers
- In the armpits
- Around the waist
- Along the inside of the cuffs
The eight-legged mite that causes mange in humans is microscopic in size. The female mite burrows right under your skin and forms a tunnel in which it lays eggs. Scabies treatment in Hyderabad
The eggs hatch and the mite larvae find their way to the surface of your skin where they can mature and spread to other areas of your skin or other people’s skin. Itchy scabies is the result of your body’s allergic reaction to dust mites, their eggs and debris.
Close physical contact and less often sharing of clothing or bedding with an infected person can spread mites.
Animals and humans are all affected by their own species of mite. Each species prefers a particular host type and does not live long away from that preferred host.
Vigorous scratching can break your skin and cause a secondary bacterial infection such as impetigo. Impetigo is a superficial skin infection most commonly caused by staphylococci (staphylococci) or sometimes streptococci (streptococci). Scabies treatment in Hyderabad
A more serious form of scabies called scabies may affect certain risk groups, including:
People with chronic conditions that weaken the immune system, such as HIV or chronic leukemia
Very sick people, like people in hospitals or nursing homes
Elderly people in nursing homes
To prevent re-infestation and prevent the mites from spreading to other people, do the following:
Clean all clothes and laundry. Use hot, soapy water to wash all clothes, towels, and bedding that will be used within three days of starting treatment. Dry on high heat. Chemically cleaned items that you cannot wash at home.
Starve the mites. Put items you can’t wash in a sealed plastic bag and leave in a secluded place like your garage for a few weeks. Mites die after a few days without food.