Signs & Symptoms of Scabies
The signs and symptoms information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Scabies. This signs and symptoms information for Scabies has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Scabies signs or Scabies symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Scabies may vary on an individual basis for each person. Only a doctor can provide an adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Scabies symptoms. A skin scraping must be done and looked at under a microscope.
The following is from www.cdc.gov (Center for Disease Control) showing the life cycle and common areas where scabies mites are found.
Sarcoptes scabei undergoes four stages in its life cycle; egg, larva, nymph and adult. Females deposit eggs at 2 to 3 day intervals as they burrow through the skin . Eggs are oval and 0.1 to 0.15 mm in length and incubation time is 3 to 8 days. After the eggs hatch, the larvae migrate to the skin surface and burrow into the intact stratum corneum to construct almost invisible, short burrows called molting pouches. The larval stage, which emerges from the eggs, has only 3 pairs of legs , and this form lasts 2 to 3 days. After larvae molt, the resulting nymphs have 4 pairs of legs . This form molts into slightly larger nymphs before molting into adults. Larvae and nymphs may often be found in molting pouches or in hair follicles and look similar to adults, only smaller. Adults are round, sac-like eyeless mites. Females are 0.3 to 0.4 mm long and 0.25 to 0.35 mm wide, and males are slightly more than half that size. Mating occurs after the nomadic male penetrates the molting pouch of the adult female . Impregnated females extend their molting pouches into the characteristic serpentine burrows, laying eggs in the process. The impregnated females burrow into the skin and spend the remaining 2 months of their lives in tunnels under the surface of the skin. Males are rarely seen. They make a temporary gallery in the skin before mating.
Transmission occurs by the transfer of ovigerous females during personal contact. Mode of transmission is primarily person to person contact, but transmission may also occur via fomites (e.g., bedding or clothing). Mites are found predominantly between the fingers and on the wrists. The mites hold onto the skin using suckers attached to the two most anterior pairs of legs.
Signs and symptoms
Signs and symptoms of scabies include:
The following signs and symptoms of scabies will be possibly be both rash and itch of:
Sometimes you will itch worse after a hot bath or shower and usually it’s worse while you are in bed trying to sleep. There is often a severe itch…which causes an incredible urge to ITCH!
The pencil-like marks or tracks typically appear in folds of your skin
When to Seek Medical Advice
Bathing and over-the-counter medications won't eliminate scabies. Talk to your doctor if you have signs and symptoms or if you believe you've had contact with someone who has scabies. Doctors will normally prescribe permethrin. Click here for a list of Everyday Solutions Rx NATURAL products. Click here for information on Permethrin.
Many skin conditions, such as dermatitis or eczema, are misdiagnosed with itching and small bumps on the skin. If you have an itchy, irritating skin condition, ask your doctor to determine the exact cause, so that you'll receive proper treatment. Our NATURAL, NON-TOXIC products will not only eliminate scabies mites, all signs and symptoms but will also RELIEVE THE ITCH IMMEDIATELY!!!!!!!!
Scabies can become a widespread problem in certain groups of people, including those with suppressed immune systems, such as people with HIV or leukemia. Scabies can also be a problem for those who are very ill, such as people in hospitals or nursing homes. Scabies can also be transmitted in day cares, schools, theatres, just about anywhere large numbers of people attend…
Screening & Diagnosis
This is what scabies mites look like under a microscope.
To diagnose scabies, your doctor examines your skin, looking for signs of mites, including the characteristic burrows. When your doctor locates a mite burrow, he or she may take a scraping from that area of your skin to examine under a microscope. Also an “ink” test can be performed, but usually it’s a microscope test. The microscopic examination can determine the presence of mites or their eggs. If you are self-diagnosing because of a misdiagnosis or because you already know you have been infected, we offer a 10x Power Microscope. You can do your own scraping and look at images. We have tried to get enough images for you to compare….If you have any questions, please contact usfor a trained specialists to help!
Constant scratching can break your skin and allow a secondary bacterial infection such as impetigo or a bacterial infection to occur. Impetigo is a superficial infection of the skin that's caused most often by staph (staphylococci) bacteria or occasionally by strep (streptococci) bacteria.
Because scabies spread so easily, it is recommended (by doctors and dermatologists) to treat ALL family members and sexual partners, EVEN if they show no signs and symptoms of a scabies infestation. It can take up to 3-4 weeks to show signs and symptoms. Scabies mites will live in fabric furniture, throw pillows, cushions, pillows, mattresses, clothing, bedding, towels, car seats, carpeting, rugs, and even hard surfaces! A scabies mite will live up to 72 hours without a human host…
Also people with a higher immune system may never show any signs and symptoms. This is not uncommon at all. These people are called “carriers”. Also, scabies mites will not live and complete a full life cycle on an animal. But these pets can keep giving them back to you. Pets need to be treated as well….if nothing else but a Therapeutic Shampoo to get rid of any scabies mites that they might be carrying. Sometimes sprinkling.
Small red bumps or lines appear on the body at sites where the female scabies mite has burrowed into the skin to lay her eggs. During this time, a person may pass the disease unknowingly to a sex partner or to another person with whom he or she has close contact.
When considering symptoms of Scabies, it is also important to consider Scabies as a possible symptom of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Scabies may cause:
These facts are for information only and are not meant to be used for self-diagnosis or as a substitute for consultation with a health care provider. If you have any questions about the disease described above or think that you may have scabies mites, consult a health care provider. If you have some of the signs and symptoms but also have others, you may have something in addition to scabies mites or a completely different problem. You may contact us with any questions. We are not doctors or dermatologists…but we have been helping customers for over 7years with great success!