Scabies Articles A-Z
Symptoms of Scabies - Treatment of Scabies
This page contains links to eMedTV Scabies Articles containing information on subjects from Symptoms of Scabies to Treatment of Scabies. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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- Symptoms of Scabies
Often, the signs and symptoms of scabies begin slowly with a minor rash that tends to be worse at night. This eMedTV article provides detailed information about these and other scabies symptoms, such as pimple-like irritations and small rounded lumps.
- Tell Me About Scabies
People interested in the condition might say, "Tell me about scabies." This eMedTV resource provides a detailed overview of this condition, including information about how the mites are transmitted, symptoms, treatment options, and more.
- Treating Scabies
Killing the Sarcoptes scabiei mites is often the first step in scabies treatment. This portion of the eMedTV library explains how lotions (such as those containing sulfur) are used to kill the mites and their eggs, and whether a reinfestation can occur.
- Treatment for Scabies
As this eMedTV article explains, treatment for scabies focuses on killing the mites, treating anyone who has had close contact with the patient, and preventing the scabies from returning. Often, sulfur lotions are used to achieve these goals.
- Treatment of Scabies
In general, treatment of scabies means applying lotion from head to toe and leaving it on overnight. As this eMedTV article explains, a second application of the same lotion may be necessary 7 to 10 days later to prevent reinfestation.