How to get rid of scabies?
Hello, my 53-year-old uncle is suffering from intense itchiness and redness, pruritic, erythematous macules, papules, vesicles, and pustuleson the axillae since 3months. Constipation is also present. Although his general examination vital signs are normal. He has been diagnosed with scabies. How to get rid of this?
@olibhiya Scabies is highly contagious, and person to person spread occurs via direct contact with the skin. Common predisposing factors are overcrowding, immigration, poor hygiene, poor nutritional status, homelessness, dementia, and sexual contact. Direct skin‐to‐skin contact between 15 and 20 minutes is needed to transfer the mites from one person to another. Transfer from clothes and bedding occurs rarely and only if contaminated by infested people immediately beforehand. The main symptoms of scabies are probably a result of the host immune reaction to the burrowed mites and their products. Scabies presents within two to six weeks of initial infestation, but reinfestation can provoke symptoms within 48 hours . If it untreated it may lead to serious complication. Scabies is a common dermatosis that usually results in a mild-to-moderate rash with pruritus. However, significant morbidity occasionally is associated with scabies infestation