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?
Yes it's contagious
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.
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...
Yes it is like the skin form of lice I would call and take him in.
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.
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!
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.