Lice and Scabies: Treatment Update Lice and Scabies: Treatment Update

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Abstract Infestations and arthropod bite reactions in children are common reasons for presentation to pediatric health care providers. Infestations in children include head lice, scabies, and other mites. Fleas and bed bugs are common causes of bite reactions in children, and papular urticaria is a chronic, recurrent eruption resulting from delayed hypersensitivity to a variety of insect bites. Both infestations and bite reactions may result in severe pruritus with associated sleep disturbance and can be a source of significant distress for patients and families. In this review, we discuss infestations and bite re...
Source: Pediatric Annals - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Pediatr Ann Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Aboriginal children in Central Australia have the highest incidence of acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis reported worldwide. Urgent action is required to improve housing and reduce overcrowding in Central Australian towns and communities to reduce the burden of disease of skin infection and Group A Streptococcus related diseases. Without effective change in living conditions, it is unlikely that there will be a significant change in the morbidity related to these conditions. PMID: 31659821 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Australian Journal of Rural Health - Category: Rural Health Authors: Tags: Aust J Rural Health Source Type: research
Authors: PMID: 31083888 [PubMed - in process]
Source: American Family Physician - Category: Primary Care Tags: Am Fam Physician Source Type: research
Abstract Pediculosis and scabies are caused by ectoparasites. Pruritus is the most common presenting symptom. Head and pubic lice infestations are diagnosed with visualization of live lice. Nits (lice eggs or egg casings) alone are not sufficient to diagnose a current infestation. A "no-nit" policy for return to school is not recommended because nits can remain even after successful treatment. First-line pharmacologic treatment for pediculosis is permethrin 1% lotion or shampoo. Newer treatments are available but costly, and resistance patterns are generally unknown. Noninsecticidal agents, including dim...
Source: American Family Physician - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Am Fam Physician Source Type: research
ConclusionsOrganisms that are easier to treat and more difficult to spread, such as scabies or lice, can contribute substantially to nursing workload. Notably, three-quarters of the nurses and one-half of the IPs reported that C difficile adds>1 hour to their daily workload.
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
A skin infection occurs when parasites, fungi, or germs such as bacteria break into the skin. Some examples of these invaders include scabies, the herpes virus, and lice. Here, learn more about skin infections and what they look like.
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by Suny Coscione, Tommy Esau, Esau Kekeubata, Jason Diau, Rowena Asugeni, David MacLaren, Andrew C. Steer, Christian Kositz, Michael Marks BackgroundScabies and head lice are ubiquitous ectoparasitic infestations that are common across the Pacific Islands. Ivermectin is an effective treatment for both conditions, although the doses used vary. At a community level, mass drug administration (MDA) with ivermectin is an effective strategy to decrease prevalence of scabies. To what extent MDA with ivermectin will also reduce prevalence of head lice is unknown. MethodologyHead lice prevalence was assessed before and after MDA wi...
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
This article seeks to review the common infestations plaguing the geriatric population including scabies, lice, and bed bugs as incidence is on the rise in this growing population. These infestations can be debilitating, embarrassing, and burdensome to patients. We discuss classic clinical presentations, diagnostic features, first-line treatment, and management of each.Recent FindingsA special focus is included on scabies infestations as its incidence is rapidly increasing, and unique considerations are given to the geriatric population regarding management and treatment. Furthermore, increased reports of post-scabetic pru...
Source: Current Geriatrics Reports - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
BOSTON (CBS) — We’re heading into a particularly bad tick season and many people are looking for ways to protect themselves from the disease-carrying critters. Now a new government study finds that insecticide treated clothing may help do the trick. The insecticide, permethrin, is used to treat head lice and scabies. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control found that ticks placed on clothing pretreated with permethrin were more likely to become sluggish, fall off and were less capable of biting. Experts say the amount of insecticide applied to clothing is unlikely to be harmful, so if you work outdoors o...
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CONCLUSION: We believe that scabies and pediculosis infestations are still a major public health concern in Turkey and its city. PMID: 29780005 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - Category: Parasitology Authors: Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research
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