Scabies is defined as a skin infestation that occurs because of very tiny mite known as the Sarcoptes scabiei. The microscopic mites thrive on your skin and can sustain there for about two months and also reproduce. The symptoms of the same include pimple like eruptions in bundles or groups around the hands, legs, head, face and also the neck area.
HOW IS SCABIES DIAGNOSED?
A physical examination with a thorough scrutiny of the skin would help in diagnosing this disease. A small scraping of skin could be examined with a microscope to confirm scabies.
HOW IS SCABIES TREATED?
Treatment for scabies includes using ointments and topical creams that contain permethrin cream and benzyl benzoate lotion. Antihistamines such as Benadryl are used here to along with dose of antibiotics that helps to prevent the further spread of the infection.
DID YOU KNOW?
There are different species of scabies causing mite that affects animals such as cats and dogs and humans. Humans would therefore not contract full blown scabies from a mite that causes scabies in animals.