Could This Happen to You?: Crusted Scabies | The Doctors

Could This Happen to You?: Crusted Scabies | The Doctors


the following program contains graphic images that may be disturbing parents are advised that these images may not be suitable for young children this is not eczema it’s not psoriasis this is actually an extremely contagious skin condition that took over this man’s body with millions of mites this individual has an extreme case of something known as crusted scabies so on physical exam this scaly rash these intensities they just weren’t on the neck they were on the face also the genital area and a microscopic exam with skin scraping revealed the presence of mites good news thank you proper treatment that could put a little debt your dating life this is treatable these symptoms did resolve and I have so this is actually a very very extreme I’ve never seen one like we would you see it very commonly and I think we have some pictures in the web spaces of the hands a lot more realistic and it can look more like eczema and this is a much more typical presentation of this but when you see that very crusted form it sometimes even called Norwegian scabies it’s often in people whose immune systems are compromised so they’re not fighting those mites as well you see it in nursing homes in that sort of situation but please be aware this is highly contagious so this spreads by skin-to-skin contact sometimes the mites start but you don’t actually start itching especially if it’s a first exposure for two to six weeks so it actually can take awhile to know you have this because your body has to develop a sensitivity to it now the good news it is treatable and the symptoms actually clear really quickly within about two weeks because you do two rounds of treatment either with a pill or with a cream called permethrin and it kills first the mites and then it kills the OVA and people get much much better but this can spread very quickly like in close quarters like nursing homes schools they’ve been a way of summer camp who knows I’ve got to worry about okay if we have these and you’re using the towels that you’ve been using the the bed sheets you

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