What is Scabies?
We have really amazing medical teams at Advanced Dermatology in Katy, League City, Pearland, and Sugar Land, TX who can successfully treat scabies. Once the scabies mites (sarcoptes scabiei) come into contact with your skin, the mites will dig into the upper layer and cause an itchy rash that looks like a tunnel. Upon diagnosis, our practitioners can offer you prescription-strength creams to eliminate the problem. If not treated as soon as possible, this parasitic arthropod will feed off your skin, lay eggs, and burrow in lines across the infested area and will only continue to spread. If you think you or someone in your household may have scabies, call today and schedule an appointment at Advanced Dermatology.
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What Causes Scabies?
The mites make their way into your skin because they need a human host in order to survive. Although not an infection, scabies is an infestation of very small mites that stay on the outer layer of human skin. It is contagious and requires medical treatment.
What are the Symptoms of Scabies?
The first noticeable symptom of scabies is the itchy rash that accompanies the infestation in your skin. Scabies can be painfully itchy. At first, it may look like a normal rash with bumps and blisters. As it progresses, the bumps will form lines (tunnels) under your skin.
What are the Treatment Options for scabies?
To diagnose scabies, your practitioner may take a skin sample and look under a microscope if it is not clear what you have is indeed scabies. Once it is confirmed, we can prescribe a medical-grade cream to eliminate the microscopic mites in your skin. Once you apply the scabies cream, you may still feel like the mites are crawling under your skin — this is normal. A second treatment may be needed if your scabies infestation is severe. Please follow all of the instructions given during your treatment. It could mean the difference between a second outbreak or infestation for your whole family.
Let Them Burrow No More
The burrowing mites involved in a scabies infestation do not discriminate and can be nearly impossible to treat without the help of a medical professional. Call us and schedule an appointment today for your scabies treatment. At Advanced Dermatology, we offer our services to patients of all ages in Katy, League City, Pearland, and Sugar Land, TX.