Here is some really good information on scabies.
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Know It’s Cause! Scabies is an infestation of the skin with the microscopic mite Sarcoptes scabei. People of all races and social classes all over the world are infected by this.
It is evident from above that scabies spreads rapidly under crowded conditions where there is frequent skin-to-skin contact between people, such as in hospitals, institutions, child-care facilities, and nursing homes.
Yes, this really spreads very quickly from person to person just on a simple touch.
Irrespective of age, sex, race or standards of personal hygiene scabies infestations can affect people from all socioeconomic levels. Outcomes of this disorder are occasionally seen in nursing homes, institutions and child care centers.
This is for your information that these mites are transferred also by indirect transfer from undergarments or bedclothes if these have been contaminated by infected people immediately beforehand. You’ll be surprised to know that scabies can also be transmitted during sexual contact.
Intense itching particularly at night is the most prominent symptom of scabies. The areas of the skin most affected by scabies include the webs and sides of the fingers, around the wrists, thighs, genitalia, nipples, breasts, lower buttocks, elbows ,armpits and waist.
People who have had a previous bout with these mites may show symptoms within one to four days after subsequent re-exposures. Symptoms will appear from two to six weeks in people who have not previously been exposed to scabies infestations. A person is able to spread this disorder until mites and eggs are destroyed by treatment.
Relax! Scabies can be pretty well prevented in best possible ways.
- When an outbreak is reported be alert for symptoms in member of your family.
- If your child has scabies, please notify the school authorities so the school will be alerted to check for any outbreak.
- Regularly change and wash all clothing, bedding, towels and under wear.
- When laundering towels, clothing and bedding use hot water and enzymes or borax.
- Children should not share clothing or other personal articles such as hair brushes, combs or towels with one another.
- Try routinely using a sauna – try bathing, soaking or washing in diluted Safe Solution’s Enzyme Cleaner enzyme cleaners and/or borax and/or sulfur.
Watch Out! Yes, scabies has a very high possibility of reinfestation. So be very careful and alert and watch out for symptoms regularly. Follow the above measures as best as possible as these avoid reinfestation. Keep in mind that the medicated (poison) lotion treatment for scabies does not provide long-term protection and reinfestation is always possible.