Here’s how you can identify and prevent scabies skin rash

Scabies skin rash is a parasitic infestation that consists of small itchy red blisters and bumps on the skin. The skin rash that stems from scabies mites is difficult to identify and are often confused with other skin allergies and bacterial diseases. Despite a good look at scabies photos & symptoms, identifying scabies skin rash remains problematic. Some of the common symptoms of scabies include pimple like rashes that cause intense itching especially at night, red and scaly patches, rashes on the entire body, gray lines on the skin, and the like.

Despite these indicators, scabies skin rash requires a proper diagnosis, consultation, and prescription. No over the counter drugs or generic antibiotics are useful in eliminating the infections effectively. While several home remedies are known to ease the condition, very few provide any relief. It is therefore important to consult a doctor to treat the infections. Along with the drugs, certain preventative steps should be followed in order to facilitate recuperation. Some of the necessary steps to be included with scabies skin rash treatment have been listed below.

Get an effective ointment prescribed
Ensure you ask your doctor for a safe mite killer that can be applied from the neck down to the affected area and be kept overnight. Several mite killer creams and ointments are available in the markets that can stay overnight on the body and be washed off the next morning. Such creams prove effective in soothing the pain that stems from the itchy bumps and are useful in fighting the infection.

Avoid direct contact
An effective way of preventing scabies skin rash from spreading is by avoiding skin contact with someone who has scabies. Another useful way to keep scabies at bay is by not using unwashed clothes or bedding that someone infested with scabies skin rash may have used.

Time to give all the used linens a good wash
If you were in close proximity with someone struck with scabies,  it is a good idea to adopt a few measures to prevent re-infestation. Since scabies mite live for over four days after falling off the body, it is important you give all clothing, bedding, towels, pillows, and garments a hot water wash. Ensure the hot water reaches 50°C so that they get killed entirely.

Dry them well
While washing all infected and unwashed clothes is a useful step in ensuring that the mites are removed, it is important that you also carefully dry them all on very high heat for a minimum of 10 minutes. Vacuuming the house after the condition improves is also an excellent step in ensuring everything that cannot be washed is clean

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