The infestation of the skin with mites called Sarcoptes scabiei is called scabies. If left untreated, these mites live and multiply on the skin by burrowing the eggs into the skin. It results in skin rashes, which itch intensely.

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My 1-year-old baby boy has had scabies and cannot sleep due to extremely itchy blisters. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My 1-year-old baby boy got scabies when he was just four months. He was prescribed permethrin 5 %, and it worked. But slowly, it started again. Almost ten months have passed, and small blisters have appeared on his fingers and palms, especially on the sides of his feet. These blisters ...  Read Full »

Dr. Saira Mohsin

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From the detailed history, it seems that scabies is still active. Apply Permethrin lotion at night for three consecutive nights on the baby and all the family members simultaneously. Give Syrup. T-Day (Levocetirizine Dihydrochloride) half teaspoon at night for two wee...  Read Full »

My scabies rash does not seem to disappear even after taking medications. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 40 years old, my height is 157 cm, and my weight is 58 kg. Almost a month back, I was diagnosed with scabies. Red bump-like blisters had appeared all over my body. The dermatologist had prescribed HH lite cream with Ivermectin 12 mg. I applied the cream twice, along with the oral ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your case. Firstly you need to understand that itching and bumps may persist for upto four weeks even after treatment of scabies. Secondly, you may have missed following certain instructions properly, like- Washing your clothes separately. Th...  Read Full »

I have itchy blisters over the sides of fingers and palms. Suggest me a cure.

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old female, and I do not know what is happening with my body. I have itchy blisters on my five fingers, and my entire body feels very itchy.  Read Full »

Dr. Kalpana Pathak

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Though the description of your query is a bit brief and vague, I could think of two possibilities in your case. Pompholyx - where one gets very tiny itchy blisters over the sides of fingers and palms. It requires taking oral antiallergic drugs like Cetirizine along with ...  Read Full »

How can I differentiate between scabies, flea bites, bed bug, and folliculitis in my practice?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a general practitioner. I struggle to differentiate these conditions: scabies, flea bite, bed bug and folliculitis. I would really appreciate your clinical knowledge and goodwill in enlightening me about this, so I can provide better care for our patients.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your query. Scabies is caused by mites. In this, the patient presents with nocturnal itching with burrows over the web space of hands. In flea bite or bed bug bite, you may find itchy erythematous papules that may be localized or generalized depending u...  Read Full »

Why am I having intense itching, which worsens at night, and there are bumps seen all over the body?

Query: Hi doctor, I have redness and bumps in multiple places on my body, on both legs, on my hips, under my hands where you put deodorant, on my buttocks. It can get really itchy sometimes, and it has been there for almost ten days now. I tried using Hydrocortisone cream a few days ago but did not see mu...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It looks like you have got scabies, a condition caused by a mite. It cannot be seen by naked eyes, only under the microscope. Symptoms include intense itching, which worsens at night, and bumps are seen all over but more prominent between fin...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for an infant with a rash on his genitals?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 2 months and 15 days old. He has a rash on his genitals and his pubic area that looks like scabies or a fungal infection. Please advice for quick recovery. We are using EziNapi cream for diaper rash. But it is not looking like a diaper rash. It may be some infection. Please h...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, looking at the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it is less likely a diaper rash. Usually, a diaper rash involves more of perianal region. It is less likely scabies if other parts of the body are not involved or no family history of scabies...  Read Full »

I have scabies and intense itching in the genital region and other areas. Please help me.

Query: Hi doctor, I have scabies and intense itching in the genital region and other areas. I have used several lotions, but it is still not cured. Please tell me about the treatment.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. From your descriptions, it seems that you are suffering from scabies. If you can send some pictures, it will be helpful for me in the management part. Scabies is an intensely itchy skin infestation caused by the mite. Scabies can often be diagno...  Read Full »

What are the probabilities of having HIV and scabies together?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with scabies, and now I am worried my family also has it. The doctor has prescribed Permethrin cream 5%, Ketoconazole cream, Flutas 150 mg, and Levocetirizine. Are these tablets fine or should I add anything more? What should I do with the furniture and mobile phones? I h...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Permethrin is fine, but Fluconazole and Ketoconazole have no role in scabies. Permethrin has to be applied two times, one week apart and every member of the family should apply it at the same time. Leave the furniture and mobile as it is, as transmission rarely occurs t...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for constant itching and pimple-type marks on the thighs?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had itching in my body not constantly but frequent itching for the last one month. There is a constant itching in my chest, and also, there have been very small, red pimple-type marks on my thighs. What could be the reason, and is there any cure for it? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. It can be scabies, a condition caused by a mite. With naked eyes cannot see the mite, but only under the microscope. Symptoms include intense itching, which worsens at night, and bumps are seen all over but more prominent between finger...  Read Full »

I have bumps on my penis with pus discharge upon squeezing hard. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, There are bumps on my penis that are not healing for long. If I squeeze it hard, a small amount of pus comes out. I am diagnosed with HSV 1. I never had unprotected sex; I just had oral sex. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello,Welcome to I understand your concern. Kindly answer the below-mentioned questions so that I could guide you better.1. How long have you been experiencing this problem?2. Is there any discharge from the penis?3. When did unprotected sex happen?4. Have you taken any treatment?I have...  Read Full »

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