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Scabies

  1. 1. Scabies causing mite<br />Why am I having this intense itching and rash??<br />
  2. 2. What is scabies?<br /><ul><li>A sexually transmitted Infection(STI)
  3. 3. A Female mite(SarcoptesScabiei) goes into the skin of human host, lay eggs, eggs grow to adults in 20 days then feeding occurs. </li></li></ul><li>Pubic lice vs. Scabies<br />Scabies<br />Pubic Lice<br /><ul><li>Parasitic mites – nonvisible
  4. 4. Goes into the skin in any area of body to lay eggs and feed off of blood.
  5. 5. Sexually transmitted infection and Contagious
  6. 6. Harsh symptoms and longer to cure. Symptoms do not show until 2 months later.
  7. 7. Aka “Crabs” - visible
  8. 8. Parasitic insects that</li></ul>resembles the image of a crab.<br /><ul><li>Only Infests the genital area to</li></ul>feed off blood under skin<br /><ul><li>Sexually transmitted infection and contagious but easy to cure.
  9. 9. Head lice are a different type of</li></ul>lice(not an STI)<br />
  10. 10. Symptoms<br />
  11. 11. What are my treatment options?<br />It is always safe to consult your doctor before applying rub on medication and oral medication. Here are a few rub-on medications aka “scabicides”<br /><ul><li>Calamine lotion
  12. 12. 25% Benzyl Benzoate(commonly used)
  13. 13. 5% Permethrin cream (commonly used) – leave on cream
  14. 14. 0.5% Aqueous Malathion lotion – leave on lotion
  15. 15. Lindane cream, lotion, or shampoo
  16. 16. Crotamitan – nonchemical med.
  17. 17. Ivermectin (oral med.)– treats “crusted" scabies.</li></li></ul><li>Prevention methods<br /><ul><li>Anyone who is anyone Is at risk. Scabies first spreads by sexual contact. Then, can be further transmitted with any sort of physical contact with an infected person.
  18. 18. If a person has crusted scabies, it can even be spread in a swimming pool.
  19. 19. Condoms do not prevent scabies
  20. 20. Having excellent hygienic habits and washing clothes in hot water will keep non infected people from being infected.
  21. 21. Also dry clothes in dryer set on high heat.
  22. 22. All non washable items can be stored in sealed bags for two weeks.</li></li></ul><li>Be aware, get tested, and become educated of all STI’S to know how to prevent them. This should ensure for a healthier population<br />
  23. 23. Thank you!<br />

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