is an infectious skin disease. The person feels a strong itch, especially at night, rashes all over the skin. The name of the disease comes from the verb “itching”. It is caused by a parasite, an itch mite.
The causative agent gnaws deep into the skin, laying eggs in the canal. The emerging progeny repeats the cycle of reproduction. Scabies should be distinguished from other diseases accompanied by itching. The parasite itself can be detected with a microscope.
Of course, any doctor will say that it’s silly to treat on the Internet. To determine the causes of itching, you need to visit the dermatologist’s office. Self-medication is very dangerous, and not necessarily frequent carding is a sign of scabies. The disease is completely curable, in this article we will dispel the basic myths about it.
Scabies are a shameful sign of uncleanliness.
For some reason, the townsfolk associate this disease only with homeless people or with rare dirt. The itch mite does not accept prejudices, for it there is no difference – a bum or aristocrat. Undoubtedly, personal transport and removal from the city bottom reduce the risk of the disease, but not completely! So, you can get infected with scabies anyway and not always in non-compliance with hygiene. Using soap, your own laundry again, I do not guarantee full protection. Therefore, a sick person requires, first of all, attention and assistance, and not shameful accusations and disgust. After all, we do not refuse compassion with sick chickenpox or the flu.
I can not get any scabies.
Usually at a doctor’s reception patients are very surprised by the fact of their illness. After all, they had a clean home, and communication was minimal. And hands wash with soap. The thing is, scabies are very contagious. It is not necessary for direct contact (household or sexual), sufficient and mediated. That is, any of us can become infected through the items that the person has already touched the patient. In this case, the symptoms may appear as a few days after infection by an adult mite, and in a month, if there was an infection with eggs. Scabies mite feels well in the external environment. You can get caught in public transport by measuring the costume in the store, taking the change, or it is possible through the handshake of a respectable person. The presence of children in a family increases the potential danger. Places where there can be a parasite becomes bigger – these are sandboxes, and slides, benches, toys. It is not necessary to keep the child out of the street, and the infection does not mean a person’s guilt. It’s just a disease to be treated.
Scabies has unique signs.
It is only the dermatologist who can unequivocally interpret the itch as scabies. By the way, there are also atypical forms of the disease, for example scabies without itching, scabies can be extremely weak if people often wash. However, this does not deprive a person of a disease. The sooner the treatment begins, the better. Negligent attitude to their own health, self-treatment, will certainly lead to complications.
Scabies means the presence of a tick in the test.
In fact, the situation is as follows. The tick found uniquely determines scabies, but its absence means nothing. This is the specificity of both the analysis and the disease itself. The skin, completely covered with a rash, does not necessarily contain a bunch of mites, and they could simply not get into the scraping. The situation is similar to searching in a dark closet. If you did not find anything, then maybe you did not look well?
It is not necessary for the person around to talk about his illness.
Theoretically one can understand a person who does not want to spread about his disease. But almost so you can not do. Perhaps people living next to you need preventive treatment. Scabies also have an incubation period. Symptoms of the disease may not yet be, and the disease itself is already there. The fact that people who communicate with a sick person do not have an itch and rash does not say anything yet. “Quiet” treatment can lead to the fact that you can get infected again from those who were given a parasite and “forgot” to report it.
Treatment of scabies is a trivial task for any doctor.
With the right course of treatment, it’s easy enough to conquer it – in just a week. But appoint this treatment can only a doctor who specializes in skin diseases – dermatologist. It is he who can put the right analysis, taking into account the tests, indications and contraindications, prescribe the necessary medications. The doctor will also explain how to observe hygiene during the illness, how to disinfect the room and objects. Another specialist may simply not recognize the disease, the course of treatment will be directed to something that is not clear. Often, patients with scabies and treated with funds for dermatitis or unknown allergies.
The right treatment for scabies immediately makes it easier for the patient to suffer.
I would like to believe this, but some medicines alone can cause itching on the skin. Therefore, increasing itching should not be attributed to wrong treatment. Just consult with your doctor about the course of treatment. Perhaps, he will advise some medications that can mitigate side effects in this difficult but short period. Ending the same treatment does not guarantee the disappearance of rashes. And here there is nothing unusual. After all, the skin needs time to recover. So usually an experienced doctor observes the patient a couple of months after the end of treatment in order to prevent re-infection.
Scabies can be ill one time one day.
Unfortunately, like a runny nose, you can get scabies repeatedly. That is why it is important not only treatment, but also compliance with prescribed hygiene and sanitary treatment of housing. Very often people are repeatedly infected from the pathogens that have remained on household items.
Scabies are not completely cured.
Unlike many other skin diseases, scabies just yet completely cured. Competent treatment, treatment of housing – and people are no longer dangerous to others. So you should not shy away from the cured person for many years.
The main hotbed of scabies is the skin and venereal clinic (KVD).
The dispensary is a place where all sorts of infections and parasites swarm, even approaching such an institution is dangerous. However, KVD, just the place where scabies can not be infected. Doctors know their opponents very well, so all the places that the patient touched are usually handled well by the orderlies. Moreover, after the patient doctors still work in this room, not in a spacesuit. Oh, doctors will protect themselves first. Therefore, the risk of contracting scabies, touching a handful of doors in this institution, is much less than touching the handrail in public transport. It seems that no one washes transport with antiseptics.