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ESCABIOSIS. MANGE
DENOMINATION DEFINITION YOU CAUSE PREVENTION SYMPTOMS ANALYSIS TREATMENT PREDICTED COMPLICATIONS DOCTOR TO CONSULT

OTHER NAMES

  • Acariasis Sarcóptica,
  • Mange.

DEFINITION

The escabiosis is a contagious illness of the skin caused by a small parasite (Sarcoptes scabiei).

CAUSES, INCIDENDIA AND FANCTORES OF RISK

The escabiosis is across the whole world between the people of all kinds of groups and ages. It is spread by direct contact of infected individuals and, less often, for sharing clothing or bed clothes. Sometimes entire families become infected. The parasites form tunnels, as dens, inside the skin where they deposit his eggs. These tunnels have a typical form that looks like a pencil. The eggs mature in 21 days.

The eruption hormigueante is an answer allergic to the parasite. The parasites perhaps spread more on the skin of the babies causing grains on the trunk, or small blisters on the palms of the hands and plants of the feet. In small children grains appear in head, neck, shoulders, palms of the hands and plants of the feet. In major children the grains appear in hands, dolls, and abdomen.

PREVENTION

To avoid the contact with infected persons, or to share clothings or bed clothes.

SYMPTOMS

  • Itch, especially at night.
  • Thin streaks in the shape of pencil on the skin.
  • Scrapings.
  • Wears in the skin due to the scrapes and scratched.

ANALYSIS AND TEST

  • Examination of the skin, which reveals the signs typical of the escabiosis.
  • Microscopic examination of the taken scrapings of the skin of a den.

TREATMENT

The target of the treatment is to eliminate the infection, without existing well-known domestic remedy. The treatment is based on the application of creams and lotions by the whole body, like Yacutin ® (lindane)Kife ® lotion will apply himself in the night in the whole body and will wash itself in the morning during 4 to 8 days and Kife ® shampoo the utilizarà for the wash of the hair during the same days). It is necessary, also, to change and to wash all the pledges of dressing and of the bed. It can be necessary to treat the entire family or the sexual couple of infected individuals, even if there are no present symptoms.

The itch (itching) can persist after the treatment begins, but it will disappear if the treatment continues exactly as his doctor expires. The itch can be minimized by fresh cloths and lotions of Calamine or of Acetaminofenilo.

I PREDICT

The escabiosis bothers but it is not a serious illness. In not treated persons he can persist for months or years.

COMPLICATIONS

A secondary infection of the skin can be caused because of the intense scrapes.

WHEN TO COME TO THE DOCTOR

Call to his center of health care if you have the escabiosis symptoms, or if someone with whom you have nearby contact (not necessary sexual) has been diagnosed of escabiosis or, well, if the improvement does not appear at 72 hours after beginning the treatment recommended by his doctor.

WHAT DOCTOR CAN TREAT ME?

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Writing: Medical equipment   Update: June, 2009


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