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Symptoms Of Scabies

Scabies is a skin infection caused by the infestation of mites called Sarcoptes scabiei. The characteristic symptoms of scabies include intense itching and rash, which gets worse at night. It commonly affects the wrist, elbow, penis, waist, and buttocks.

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I have bumps on my scrotum and penis head. What could it be?

Query: Hi doctor, Initially, I had bumps on my scrotum and now I got a few bumps on my penis head. I have attached the pictures for a better idea. First It was told that these may be cysts. And later it was told as Fordyce spots. Please give me a correct diagnosis. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to They are neither cyst nor Fordyce spots. Sexually transmitted disease can be a probability. But, for proper diagnosis I need to know the complete history that is the onset, progression and duration of lesion. Did you experience any whole body itching predominantly ...  Read Full »

I would like to become more aware of scabies. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a skin concern to discuss with you. There is a bit of a scabies situation going on in the childcare centers around here. Now, my little ones, aged three and five, have started showing some skin rashes, and you know how it goes, every worried parent's nightmare. I have been doin...  Read Full »

Dr. Nidhin Varghese

Answer: Hello, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I can understand your concerns. The treatment for scabies is Permethrin 5 percent cream. It has to be applied from the neck down on the whole body in the case of adults. In children, you need to apply a bit on the cheeks too. App...  Read Full »

My 6.5-year-old son is having itching and rashes on his hands and legs that increase at night. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My six-and-a-half-year-old son has suddenly developed allergies on his hands and legs, as well as on his face, with little pimples on his hands and legs visible during the day, which become larger at night with itching. I saw several doctors but was unable to find a remedy. I saw anothe...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query, examined your pic and can understand your concern. Your son is most likely to have a condition called scabies. Since you have already taken medicine for this, please repeat the same even after seven days. Apply 5% Permethrin lotion once below the...  Read Full »

Why am I experiencing itchiness after HIV exposure?

Query: Hello doctor, Within 24 hours of an exposure to HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), I had itchiness all over my body, especially around the inner thigh, knee, elbow, wrist, waist, and lower abdomen. I noticed a few pimple-like rashes around my inner thigh, probably due to scratching. But, my brothe...  Read Full »

Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is no chance that you have been infected by the HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), as all the tests have come back negative. Also, you have recovered well from your fever without a treatm...  Read Full »

I have a red dot with a rash on my penis. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I noticed some red dots on my body and face last week. They were itchy but did not hurt. Also, a few days ago, I had one big dot on my penis, which also had a rash around it. I am planning to see a doctor next week. What could it be, and do I need to go to a dermatologist? Please suggest....  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query, understand your concern, and examined the picture you sent me (attachment removed to protect the patient' s identity). It seems you have developed scabies. Rashes of scabies characteristically involve the shafts of the penis, with itching mor...  Read Full »

My 1-year-old baby boy has recurrent scabies. 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 we...  Read Full »

I have contracted scabies and have been trying to get rid of it with various over-the-counter lotions, and creams. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 70 years old, female with height 5 feet 6 inches and weigh 12 stones 2 Ibs. I have contracted scabies and have been trying to get rid of it with various over-the-counter lotions, and creams. The scabies are in my eyelashes and, as I am registered blind, I find it extremely difficu...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. First I need to ask you a few questions to confirm the diagnosis of scabies, 1 How much is the itching? 2 Do you get itchy at night? 3 What all medications have you tried for scabies and how? 4. Does anyone in the family ha...  Read Full »

After traveling, my arms and legs feel scratchy. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been traveling for two days. I was feeling scratchy in my arms and legs. Now, it looks like a mild rash, and sometimes, I feel scratchy. I tried taking Cetirizine hydrochloride. But there is no relief.   Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand the concern. As there is no attached photograph in the message, can you tell me what kind of rash you are talking about? Does it come and go? Please try to send a clinical picture of the affected area to help you better. Take care.   Read Full »

What is the cause behind the insane itching present on my penis, inner thighs, and testicles?

Query: Hi doctor,I am having insane itching on my penis, inner thighs, testicles, and anal region for a week. Also, the shaft and tip of my penis itch a lot. I do not know why this is happening. I cannot see any rash or anything. It just itches continuously. I clean it properly but it is not going away. I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I would like to know whether there is itching in the rest of your contacts to rule out scabies. Meanwhile, you could start using these medications. Take tablet Teczine 5 mg (Levotcetirizine) once daily at night for ten days and Calosoft AF lotion (mixture of liquid ...  Read Full »

What are the best medicines to treat scabies?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 20 months old. She is a very active child. She was suffering from severe itching and rashes. The doctor diagnosed her with scabies. He prescribed HH mite cream for three days, and Atarax syrup thrice a day. On the rash, he asked us to apply Flutivate cream at night time. It...  Read Full »

Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please continue the Atarax syrup (Hydroxyzine) only if there is itching. You can repeat HH mite cream (Permethrin) if itching is significant. It has to be applied to the whole body below the neck. Avoid the head, face, neck, anal and vaginal areas. Also, avoid region...  Read Full »

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