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Will scabies make you sick?
 
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It is not proven scabies will make you sick. Some toxic scabies treatments can make you sick. Also scratching your skin and making sores can lead to infection.

 

Scabies Facts

  • Scabies is a very easy to spread disease of the skin and is brought about by miniature mites.
  • The Scabies Mite is the cause of the problem by burrowing into the skin to lay eggs.
  • The mite is practically invisible to us and it is a particularly common complaint to be troubled with scabies.
  • A female scabies mite digs to lay, and only into the very first layer of the skin. She eats the skin as she burrows and stops in the burrow for her lifetime.
  • Once living in the burrow the scabies mite might begin laying almost immediately and will do so more than once every day and over a period of up to two months.
  • The scabies eggs hatch in a few days, and emerge from the burrow to live on our hair follicle.
  • In as few as four days the scabies mite reaches laying age and searches for a mate, at which point the female will begin the process again, burrowing into the skin to lay her eggs.
  • The Scabies sufferer might notice miniature bites or pimples at first and it is worth being aware that the mites thrive in warm and moist areas.
  • Scabies will most frequently occur in the armpits or on the chest, and in the genital area, the fingers, and anywhere where jewellery presents a warm spot.
  • Places where there are hiding places in the skin are popular with the scabies mite and are prime spots for the infection to be found.
  • Patients with Scabies will notice irritation - often very intense and most commonly at night - and the appearance of a red rash, and will be inclined to scratch the area infected.
  • In children it is general for the scabies mite to live on the soles of the feet and the palms, and also on the scalp, while in babies it is usually the neck and head that are most often affected.
  • Itching and irritation happens becausae of an allergic reaction that the body undergoes thanks to the presence of the scabies mites, and is sometimes very harmful indeed.
  • As the scabies suffering spreads the sufferer could experience hardening of the skin, with crusty and scaly skin appearing in time.
  • In those with easily affected skin, or those with serious scabies signs nodular scabies can be the result.
  • Nodular Scabies is a condition and is prevalent when debris left behind by the mite becomes left under the skin.
  • As scabies could become serious and severe if left untreated it is imperative that the correct treatment is applied for the specified time.
  • The aged and others with susceptible immune systems are generally likely to suffer from exaggerated cases of scabies, and should be careful as a result.
  • Like lots of similar conditions scabies is highly contagious and it does not necessarily need one to come into direct contact with a case to become infected.
  • Resting in a bed or sitting in a chair that has been inhabited by a sufferer can bring about scabies infection, as can close contact with the patient.
  • Scabies is often found in nursing homes where the aged reside, and in people who work in the health profession and come into contact with cases.

 

Comments:

Lexi writes, “I know scabies make you itch, but I really wasn’t sure if they caused other illnesses. I’ve never heard of anything like that happening.” 

Wayne J. said, “The itching will drive you nuts. If you scratch too much you can make the areas infected worse. The last thing you need is a secondary infection on top of the scabies. Scabies are bad enough.” 

Robert M. said, “Severe scratching may cause a secondary bacterial infection in the form of impetigo. Which is another unpleasant and contagious condition. Just like scabies, impetigo can spread to anyone who comes into contact with infected skin, clothing, towels, and bed linens, that have been touched by infected skin.” 

D. F. said, “Scabies themselves doesn't cause any long-term health problems. The itching can really wear you down and make you feel depressed. Be cautious not to scratch the infected area. Germs introduced to the wound can cause other infections and make it hard to treat.” 

Last update: 09:43 AM Friday, April 3, 2009

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