Scabies: diagnosis and treatment


  • What is scabies
  • Diagnosis and treatment of scabies

  • What is scabies

    Scabies - a contagious disease that occurs when
    entering in the skin itch mite (mite) and flowing with a strong
    itching (especially at night) and skin lesions caused by the formation of
    pathogen moves.

    Man, I never faced with scabies,
    can first, when the first symptoms do not realize, even more
    not to recognize the fact of the presence at this disease. many
    Scabies is associated with people, leading unscrupulous and anti-social
    Lifestyle. However, the risk to catch scabies can trap us
    in the most unexpected places. For example, your child may bring a favorite
    scabies from kindergarten. Or you yourself, spend a night at a party, you can
    pick up the parasite to someone else's bed or from someone else's towel. close
    communication with unfamiliar partner for sex can also cause
    scabies infection.

    Scabies: diagnosis and treatment
    It also happens that a person who has fallen ill
    scabies, it is very neat life - at the same time pronounced
    symptoms had not seen, and erased form develops
    disease. He withdraws mild skin irritation on the consequences
    nervous exhaustion, or an allergy, but in reality it is a carrier
    itch mite. In such a case, and all the people, close contact with him -
    for example, his family - usually also infected tick.

    mite has an oval shape, and the female is 2 times larger than the male.
    Its length is about 0.5 mm, and the "growth" of the male - only 0.2 mm.
    The disease is caused females. After mites fall on the skin,
    they are 10-20 days to adapt and actively interbreed. Then
    the males die and the female lays the so-called itch moves -
    greyish lines with small bubbles at the end, or small reddish
    elevation with bubbles. These moves are intended to lay eggs
    and breeding progeny. After 4-5 days, the eggs hatch
    larvae which immediately start to prodelyvat new moves.

    severely affected areas of the body with a thin and delicate skin - interdigital
    intervals on the hands, the area of ​​the wrist, elbow,
    inner thighs, the skin around the nipples of mammary glands,
    at the head of the penis. Several less affected skin of the abdomen and buttocks.
    In young children, itch mite can fancy to any part of the body,
    even the sole.

    By itself, the scabies is not dangerous
    for human life. However, the famous "Night Sanchez" - itching, especially
    exasperate person at night without giving the possibility to sleep, is able to
    bring anyone to a nervous breakdown. Moreover, against the background of scratching
    can begin purulent inflammation of the skin - impetigo, ecthyma, folliculitis,
    boils, and ticks can cause wastes
    allergic reactions.

    For persons with immunosuppressed (AIDS,
    people who have passed a course of chemotherapy), scabies can be deadly
    dangerous. They it passes into a form called Norwegian with a sharp
    increase in the number of parasites and severe complications.

    Diagnosis and treatment of scabies

    mite is easily determined. This is a fairly common disease,
    so if you have a regular night and scratching an itch dermatologist
    immediately gives the direction of the analysis on scabies. For this is scraping
    with lesions and checked under the conventional microscope.

    per se mange never passes, and therefore requires treatment
    specific cutaneous means. Man recover within 4-5
    days. Now, there are many very effective means that
    applied only 1-2 times depending on the degree of infestation
    and equity of the brand.

    If scabies is diagnosed in a family member, the rest is also desirable to be examined by a dermatologist.
    but better - just take a course of treatment. Most important in the treatment of
    mange - is to spend the most complete disinfection of their homes
    special means and to warn all their friends, who
    You could become infected.

    All linen is exposed to boiling, children
    toys and things that can not be washed packed in dense
    plastic bags without air access and, if possible,
    submitted a few days in the cold.

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