A skin rash: how to “identify” scabies
There is a popular belief that only dysfunctional people get sick with scabies. However, this skin disease is highly contagious – that is very contagious. And there is no guarantee that you will not touch the seats on the bus or the subway, which the homeless man touched to the patient with scabies and left itch on them. Scabies spread very quickly, in poor stages it is difficult to treat. Therefore, any skin rash is a reason to contact a dermatologist and not risk your health and the health of others.
What is important to know for any skin disease
If a rash appears on the skin and / or the skin begins to itch or itch, it is important to make a correct diagnosis. Self-treatment with ointment purchased at a pharmacy usually ends with a worsening of the condition: scabies themselves will not pass. Improper treatment leads to the rapid spread of the disease to healthy skin areas, complications and infection of other family members or close people. As a result, the treatment of scabies can last for months.
The neglected form of scabies, when a rash appears on the skin, resembling streptoderma and other skin diseases, can sometimes not even be diagnosed by an experienced dermatologist. Therefore, it is important to undergo a laboratory analysis if you suspect scabies.
Symptoms of scabies: why is it important to see a doctor
At hit on skin the itch mite adapts: on this process leaves from a week to 20 days. Then the tick begins to multiply, and then symptoms of the disease appear. The female of the itch mite lays the skin in the skin and lays its eggs – this causes severe skin itching. The first symptoms of scabies are pinkish nodules on the skin. At this stage, you should immediately consult a doctor, and not wait for the tick to lay eggs “to the fullest”, scabies appear and itching will become intolerable.
Itch mites love to settle on the hips, elbows, abdomen, buttocks, between the fingers, under the arms, on the nipples and penis. In children, unlike adults, itch can also be found on the palms and soles of the feet. Mangy moves resemble curved grayish lines on the skin. A person combing these places puts a bacterial infection into the skin, further aggravating the condition.
Treatment and Prevention of Scabies
If someone in the family is sick with scabies, then everyone will have to be examined, and also measures should be taken to thoroughly disinfect housing. If at least one scabby mite becomes on furniture, shoes, clothes, etc., then the disease will return. Ticks perish from high temperature, therefore clothes, soft toys, bed linen, etc. need to wash. Things need to iron a hot iron. Shoes or those things that cannot be washed are put in plastic bags and kept on the balcony for at least a week: without food and in an enclosed space, the tick will die. Be sure to conduct general wet cleaning in the room with the use of disinfectants: furniture is treated with special disinfecting sprays.
Despite the fact that no one is immune from scabies, personal hygiene and precautionary measures will help reduce the likelihood of illness. Wash your hands often, try less to touch with your bare hands dirty places in public transport, on the street, to scratch your face with gloved hands, etc. Purchased clothing, shoes, furniture, toys, etc., previously used, should be carefully washed. It also does not hurt to be more selective about your sex life, since sex with unfamiliar or unfamiliar partners is fraught with more than sexually transmitted infections. And also skin diseases such as scabies.