ScabiesEvan Grodan<br />
What is it?<br />Scabies is an itchy skin condition caused by an infestation by the itch mite Sarcoptesscabiei<br />The mi...
How is it Spread?<br />Spread by direct skin-to-skin contact with a person who already is infested<br />An infested person...
Symptoms<br />The most common symptoms are intense itching and a pimple-like skin rash that hurts at night<br />Signs of s...
Treatment Options<br />See your Doctor as soon as possible. Delaying treatment will increase the risk that the mites will ...
Final Thoughts<br />“Bad News”<br />Scabies can spread rapidly. If you are not proactive in preventing and treating it, th...
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  1. 1. ScabiesEvan Grodan<br />
  2. 2. What is it?<br />Scabies is an itchy skin condition caused by an infestation by the itch mite Sarcoptesscabiei<br />The mites burrow into your skin, where it lives and lays its eggs<br />The characteristic itchy rash of Scabies is an allergic response to the mite<br />Individuals infected experience symptoms after 4 to 6 weeks<br />Once away from the human body, mites only survive 48-72 hours<br />
  3. 3. How is it Spread?<br />Spread by direct skin-to-skin contact with a person who already is infested<br />An infested person can spread even if he or she has no symptoms<br />Contact must be prolonged<br />A quick handshake or hug will usually not spread the infestation<br />Infestation is easily spread to sexual partners and household members<br />May also be spread by sharing clothing, towels, and bedding<br />
  4. 4. Symptoms<br />The most common symptoms are intense itching and a pimple-like skin rash that hurts at night<br />Signs of scabies will usually appear first in body folds – between the fingers, on the elbows or wrists, around the nipples, and on the penis<br />Scratching of itchy areas can result in infected sores<br />It can take up to 2 to 6 weeks before a newly infected person will notice any itching or rash<br />Persons who are re-exposed might show symptoms in 1-4 days<br />
  5. 5. Treatment Options<br />See your Doctor as soon as possible. Delaying treatment will increase the risk that the mites will spread<br />Your Doctor will recommend a lotion such as Permethrin or Lindane. For more advanced forms of Scabies an oral medication called Ivermection could be used<br />Only prescription medications can be used to fight Scabies. Non-prescription medications are not strong enough to kill the Mites<br />
  6. 6. Final Thoughts<br />“Bad News”<br />Scabies can spread rapidly. If you are not proactive in preventing and treating it, the infestation can turn into a ‘mini-epidemic’<br />“Good News”<br />Scabies is easily curable. As long as treatment instructions are carefully followed, you should be fine<br />

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