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 had itching on my testicles for a few days, which increases at night. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from itching on my testicles for a few days, and usually, it increases at night when I am about to sleep. For the past two days, the itching has started in the day time. I applied Clocip dusting powder; it relieves the itching for some time the itching returns. Pleas...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Please answer the following questions for details: Are there similar complaints from family members or partner? Do you maintain proper genital hygiene? Do you have excessive scratching and rubbing of lesions? Do you have a history of Scab...  Read Full »

I have itchy red dots all over my body and a big dot on my penis with a rash around it. What could it be?

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 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 »

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 are the best medicines to treat scabies?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 20 months old and weighs 15 kg. 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 2.5 ml thrice a day. On the rash, he asked us to apply Flutivate...  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 regio...  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 »

Can a non-itchy skin lesion be scabies?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years female. I guess that I might have scabies. But the lesion is not itchy and does not show any symptoms. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Scabies is a skin infestation caused by a mite called Sarcoptes scabiei. The common sites of scabies infestation are the wrist, elbow, finger web space, genital organs, and armpit. It presents as bumps that are intensely itching, particularly at night, and scraping ...  Read Full »

My overall family suffers with scabies. Please suggest scabies medicine for my family.

Query: Hi doctor, My family suffers from something that causes us to itch. We were advised to use a cream for scabies or mites. But it did not help us. I think that it can be a yeast or fungus or even white piedra or trichomycoses. We have itching and some white pimple-like bumps all over our bodies. Ou...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Abdul Nasir

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your family members have similar symptoms at present. It indicates scabies. As you have tried using creams for scabies, I am willing to give oral medication to your family to have some relief. Wash all your clothes and sheets used on the bed every day. All of them h...  Read Full »

What to do for itchiness present in the scrotum?

Query: Hi doctor,I have itchiness in the scrotum for the past few weeks. I do not have pimples or spots. The scrotal skin appears to be red when I scratch them. I tried using warm salt baths and it reduces itching at night. Moisturizers also helped me a lot. I seem to find this symptom getting worse after ...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please mention whether you have a history of atopy or allergy, scrotal dermatitis, dry scaly peeling in scrotal skin, any past fungal infection, and any annular or round lesions with elevated margins. Please mention whether it is spreading, any moist or wet body areas, ...  Read Full »

Why do my arms and legs itch?

Query: Hi doctor, My arms and legs have started itching very badly from last three to four days. First I thought it is happening due to not applying moisturizer after swimming. Now, I am applying all kinds of moisturizer and oils, but no effect. It is not dry but very itchy. When I stretch my arms or legs,...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From your descriptions it seems that you are suffering from scabies (swimming pool induced). If you can send some pictures, it will be helpful for me in management part. Scabies is an intensely pruritic skin infestation caused by the mite. The diagnosis of scabie...  Read Full »

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