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scabies ~Elliott's.Mommy~ 1 child; 1 angel baby; Eugene, Oregon 3801 posts
6th May '13

Went to the doctor today for my severe itching I've had for over a month. He looked at all the scabs and scratches (my body looks terrible now) and said the only thing he can think of is scabies... how do you get scabies????? Can other people catch this?




My son is starting to get bumps on his tummy, we are leaving for Nebraska Wednesday and wont be back till the 26th, should I take him in tomorrow even if he has just a few bumps?

ElleBelle (37 weeks) Due September 22; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 22493 posts
6th May '13

Yes it's contagious

ERMAGHERD BEEDS! 17 kids; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4099 posts
6th May '13

If you have scabies and your son has bumps on him he does need to go to the doctor, especially if it looks like what yours looked like.

Cordelia's Mom 33 kids; Bakersfield, California 3685 posts
6th May '13

YES! get him the cream too! It's contagious by contact, usually more than just a quick brush up though. I had it once and I think I got it from a couch...

ERMAGHERD BEEDS! 17 kids; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4099 posts
6th May '13

Also, here..



http://www.m.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/scabies-topic-overview

IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M) 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Texas 4754 posts
6th May '13

Yes it is like the skin form of lice I would call and take him in.

Kelly-Ann Louise 1 child; 1 angel baby; Australia 844 posts
6th May '13

Scabies are tiny little mites that burrow into your skin to lay their eggs, which then hatch and continue breeding.
You can catch them from ab kind of contact with an infected person, from using the same blankets, towels, even just a handshake.
They cause extreme itching and rashes, and are difficult to get rid of.
You need to get the specific cream and cover your ENTIRE body in it from neck to toes, the soles of your feet, your genitals and bum.
Then clean your house and wash all your clothes and linen.
If you are pregnant you have to wait till after you give birth to be treated as the cream is dangerous to the baby.
I had scabies when I was little, and my family caught it recently.

This ish is bananas TTC since Mar 2014; 1 child; Georgia 1774 posts
6th May '13

I got it last summer from some baby clothes that were given to me :/ they just brushed it off as something pregnancy related so I had it for almost a year before it was diagnosed and completely gone. my son got it when he was 4 weeks, so then we finally went to a dermatologist.
everyone in your house needs to be treated. it is extremely contagious. If it can be washed, wash it! & in HOT water. everything that couldn't be washed (furniture, mattress) we sprayed with rid A LOT. We were also told to wash out bed sheets every single day in hot water until the scabies were gone. it is extremely hard to get rid of!! Good luck!

~Elliott's.Mommy~ 1 child; 1 angel baby; Eugene, Oregon 3801 posts
6th May '13
Quoting Kelly-Ann Louise:" Scabies are tiny little mites that burrow into your skin to lay their eggs, which then hatch and continue ... [snip!] ... birth to be treated as the cream is dangerous to the baby. I had scabies when I was little, and my family caught it recently."


I did get that cream from the dr. I will take him in. He only has 2 bumps so far.