Scabies

  • Infestation caused by a mite burrowing under the skin
  • Symptoms may include severe itching and sores from itching
  • Spread by skin to skin contact with an infected person or infected objects
  • Affects males and females
  • Can occur at any age but more severe reaction occurs in children
  • May be mild to severe

Wash all clothing, bedding, and towels carefully

 

FOR ITCHING

  • Avoid items or situations that cause you to itch
  • Moisturize daily
  • Use creams, lotions or gels that soothe and cool the skin
  • Avoid scratching
  • Cut fingernails short, and consider wearing gloves at night to prevent scratching
  • Use mild, fragrance free soap and laundry detergent
  • Cover area with cold wet bandages or take a cool bath
  • Over-the-counter medicines (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):
    • Hydrocortisone cream
    • Diphenhydramine

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