Human Itch Mite Scabies

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What is Scabies

Scabies is an itchy contagious skin disease that affects the skin and is caused by a microscopic itch mite known as the human itch mite Sarcoptes scabiei. The itch mite burrows and lives in the upper layer of the skin of its mammal host and lays its eggs there which results in the infection known as scabies. Animals can get scabies too but the human itch mite is different and can only infect humans or vice versa. This infectious disease occurs all around the world in crowded places.

Scabies Symptoms and Spread

Scabies can spread easily through direct contact with someone who already has the disease. If someone with scabies lives in a house all the family members must be examined for the disease. Since the itch mite is so tiny and very difficult to see it can live on its host’s genital area and thrive in other places where the itch mite lives in the fold of fingers, thighs, knees under bracelets, rings or jewelry, etc. Common symptoms of scabies are:

  • severe itching
  • red itchy patches
  • pimple like scabies rash
  • blisters on the skin

 If left untreated for a long time, scabies can lead to other serious health problems such as chronic kidney disease, septicaemia, and heart disease. Refer to the pictures of scabies body lice bites and infection for better understanding.

How to Prevent Scabies Sarcoptes scabiei

There are many ways to avoid getting scabies. The first and most important way is to keep your skin clean and dry. You should also avoid sharing towels, bedding, clothes, or other personal items with others who may have the infection. If you have been in contact with someone who has scabies, wash your hands thoroughly after you touch them or anything they touched before you touch yourself or anything else.

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Healing Scabies How to Treat Scabies

Scabies can be treated with sulfur soap. It is thought to be an old-fashioned remedy for scabies, but it has proven to be effective and inexpensive. Studies have shown that there are minimal side effects, and when used in conjunction with other treatments it does not interfere.

Other means of scabies treatment may vary such as applying creams on your whole body or the use of ivermectin for scabies as per the prescription of your healthcare provider after a brief checkup. Mostly the itch mites die easily and you won’t need to repeat the treatment until the infection returns.

If you can handle some of the scabies photos so please check some images of scabies body lice bites are:

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