This is an itchy skin rash that is caused by the skin invasion by the mite Sarcoptes scabei. 

Transmission occurs by skin-to-skin contact. It is a common condition and can affect lots of people in the same household.

This can be direct (skin-to-skin contact) – which is the main route of transmission. And less commonly, indirect (through infested clothing, bedding). 

 

Symptoms of scabies

  • Lesions including – papules, vesicles, pustules, and nodules. 
  • Itchy all over the body
  • Typically the itch can be worse after showering or bathing
  • Sometimes there can be greyish white linear burrows on the finger webs, sides of the fingers, wrists and elbows. 

 

Treatment of scabies

  • Permethrin 5%
  • Malathion 0.5% liquid
  • Antihistamines
  • Steroid creams
  • Special creams to stop itching 

 

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