Published on Oct 01, 2015 and last reviewed on Sep 07, 2018 - 2 min read
This article educates patients and others about the symptoms and treatment of scabies
Scabies is an itchy condition of the skin seen in human beings caused by a small organism, with itching of various grades getting more intense in the late evenings and night. It is infectious and close contact is the commonest mode by which it spreads from one person to another.
Scabies can generally be diagnosed by an experienced healthcare provider on the basis of history and physical examination. It is only rare that investigation may be needed.
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The treatment of scabies involves use of externally applied medications (in addition to other medicines) which either needs to be used in the following manner or a variation of the same as per the advice of your physician. Please note that the following method has a scientific basis and you need to follow it in the manner prescribed to get the best results.This method is suitable only for an adult patient.
Epidemics of scabies have been known to occur with devastating effects. Therefore, the symptoms of late evening or night itch should not be taken lightly and home remedies should be better avoided.
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