How Do You Catch Contagious Scabies
How Do You Catch Scabies? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
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What Is the First Sign of Scabies
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Parasite Drug Shows Early Promise Against COVID-19 Parasite Drug Shows Early Promise Against COVID-19
In a lab setting, the anthelmintic ivermectin, a drug used for decades to treat head lice, scabies, and other parasitic infections, killed the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 in less than 48 hours.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - April 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Parasite Drug Shows Early Promise Against COVID-19 in Vitro Parasite Drug Shows Early Promise Against COVID-19 in Vitro
In a lab setting, the anthelmintic ivermectin, a drug used for decades to treat head lice, scabies, and other parasitic infections, killed the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 in less than 48 hours.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 8, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Parasite Drug Shows Early Promise Against COVID-19
Doctors also prescribe it to treat head lice, scabies, and other infections caused by parasites. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chiggers vs Scabies
Chiggers vs. Scabies (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - April 6, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medicine prescribed for SCABIES stops the coronavirus replicating in cells within 48 hours
Ivermectin is used on the NHS and in the US for parasitic infections - but researchers in Australia believe it could be useful against COVID-19. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I ’ve Seen Wars and Epidemics Unfold. But Now That I Have an Immunocompromised Partner, the Coronavirus Makes Me Truly Scared
At midnight on Thursday March 26, all of South Africa went into lockdown. For the next 21 days, no one is to leave their homes unless they are going to the grocery store, the pharmacy or to seek medical help. No dog walking, no jogging, no food delivery services. Only essential workers are exempt, and that list is small. When President Cyril Ramaphosa made the announcement on March 23, a week after shutting the nation’s schools, there were only 402 confirmed COVID-19 cases. But it was essential, he said, to “flatten the curve” before widespread outbreaks overwhelmed the country’s fragile medical sys...
Source: TIME: Health - March 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Londontime Source Type: news

Scabies (Mites)
Title: Scabies (Mites)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/4/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/6/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - November 6, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

He Was Unbearably Itchy, but the Problem Wasn ’t in His Skin
An older man was tormented by a rash that no one could diagnose — until he found a doctor who was known for unlocking difficult cases. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Sanders, M.D. Tags: Itching Parasites Scabies Eczema common toxocariasis covert toxocariasis Albendazole Tests (Medical) Allergies Medicine and Health Source Type: news

What is This Itchy Rash?
Discussion Atopic dermatitis (AD) has a prevalence of 3-5% in the overall U.S. population but is increasing with an estimated 10-15% lifetime risk in childhood. It is even more common in children of color with a prevalence in African-American/black children of 17% and Hispanic children of 14%. Health care utilization data also appears to support more severe disease in children of color also. Atopic dermatitis or eczema is a common dermatological skin problem which characteristically is a pruritic, papular eruption with erythema. Like most papulosquamous eruptions it often occurs in intertrigenous areas in people with alle...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 1, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Mass Ivermectin Therapy Dramatically Cuts Scabies Cases at 2 Years - Updated Study Mass Ivermectin Therapy Dramatically Cuts Scabies Cases at 2 Years - Updated Study
Two doses of oral ivermectin administered throughout the population is more effective at dealing with outbreaks of scabies than mass treatment with topical permethrin or administering permethrin cream to affected people and their contacts, according to a new two-year report published online by The New England Journal of Medicine.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Scabies Means Misery. This Pill Can End It.
Burrowing skin mites drive victims mad with itching, but distribution of a few pills can drive the infestation from entire communities. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Donald G. McNeil Jr. Tags: Scabies Impetigo Pesticides New England Journal of Medicine World Health Organization Fiji Medicine and Health Source Type: news

New Australian-Pacific scabies treatment has lasting results, study finds
(Murdoch Childrens Research Institute) Results of a two-year update of the world's first comparative trial of mass drug administration against scabies, show that the infection rate is still significantly down. The latest findings are published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.In 2012, the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, the Kirby Institute and the Fiji Ministry for Health, treated almost everyone on a remote Fijian island (716 people) with the oral anti-parasitic drug ivermectin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 26, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

International experts call for action for world's 450 million scabies sufferers
(Murdoch Childrens Research Institute) An alignment of researchers, health ministries and the World Health Organization has outlined the steps to develop a global program to control scabies -- the parasitic disease affecting 450 million people annually in mainly low-income countries. The paper published in The Lancet journal was led by Murdoch Children's Research Institute, in collaboration with the International Alliance for the Control of Scabies, the World Health Organization, researchers and the Ethiopian, Solomon Islands and Fijian Health Ministries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The public health control of scabies: priorities for research and action
This paper reviews major advances in the science of control of human scabies from the past 5 years and highlights key operational research questions that need to be addressed to develop a global scabies control programme. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Angola: Health Sector Steps Up Epidemiological Prevention in Hu íla
[ANGOP] Caluquembe -Awareness campaign on the importance of personal and collective hygiene has been launched in the communities of the southern Huila province aimed to prevent outbreaks of scabies, malaria and meningitis in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lice and Scabies: Treatment Update Lice and Scabies: Treatment Update
Get up-to-date on the latest developments in the treatment of lice and scabies.American Family Physician (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Management Alert: DHS (Department of Homeland Security) Needs to Address Dangerous Overcrowding Among Single Adults at El Paso Del Norte Processing Center (Redacted)
Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Published: 5/30/2019. This 16-page report from the Office of Inspector General recommends that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) take immediate steps to alleviate dangerous overcrowding at the El Paso Del Norte Processing Center (PDT). Overcrowding and prolonged detention represent an immediate risk to the health and safety not just to the detainees, but also to DHS agents and officers. The facility ’s cells are unable to accommodate the number of detainees currently being held, and the need to separate detainees with infectious diseases, such as chicken po...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mass drug administration reduces scabies cases by 90% in Solomon Islands' communities
(London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine) Mass drug administration of two antibiotics can be highly effective at reducing cases of scabies and the bacterial infection impetigo, according to new research published in Lancet Infectious Diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What do skin infections look like?
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. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What does scabies on the penis look like?
Scabies is an infestation of the skin by tiny parasitic mites. On the penis, scabies can cause crusty, blister-like sores and intense itching that may get worse at night. Scabies mites spread through close, prolonged contact between people, such as during sex. Learn more about scabies on the penis here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Simplified Diagnostic Approach to Scabies May Detect Most Cases Simplified Diagnostic Approach to Scabies May Detect Most Cases
Examining a patient's hands, feet and lower legs - instead of the full body - may be sufficient to diagnosis about 90% of all scabies cases, researchers suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Limited Examination Detects Scabies With High Sensitivity
WEDNESDAY, Jan 2, 2019 -- Examination limited to hands, feet, and lower legs has a sensitivity of about 90 percent for detecting scabies, according to a study published online Dec. 27 in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. Michael Marks, Ph.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 2, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Speed up public health decisions on scabies by skipping full-body exams, study says
(PLOS) For years, the diagnosis of scabies has relied on time-consuming and intrusive full-body examinations. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have found that an exam of just a patient's hands, feet and lower legs may have the potential to catch more than 90 percent of all scabies cases, regardless of severity. These speedier exams may be useful in public health assessments on the prevalence of scabies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Herbal skin cream found to contain steroids
An MHRA analysis found Zudaifu cream contained the steroid clobetasol propionate Related items fromOnMedica A.I. better at diagnosing skin cancer than humans Emollient users warned of fire risk Counsel young people to avoid skin cancer, says US Severe eczema linked to cardiovascular problems Scabies (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hawaii hospital battles scabies outbreak
A "number of people" at Kona Community Hospital in Kealakekua have been infected with scabies, a highly contagious skin infection, an official said. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

Scabies rash: Three signs of the skin mites and how to get rid of them
SCABIES rash is a result of an infestation by scabies mites and can cause huge amounts of skin irritation to the carrier. Because the mites are difficult to spot the best way to know if you you ’ve got them is to look for three signs in the rash. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insecticide-Treated Clothing May Help Protect Against Ticks
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...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV ticks Source Type: news

Mass-drug administration curbs scabies for asylum seekers in the Netherlands
(PLOS) In a new article published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Sofanne J. Ravensbergen of the University of Groningen, and colleagues, found that a scabies intervention program (SIP) was effective in reducing the severity of scabies when introduced to the newly arrived Eritrean and Ethiopian asylum seekers who volunteered to take part in the program. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 17, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

"Eaten alive" by scabies? No, but here's what can happen
Reports of a woman's death spark concern about scabies, a disease caused by parasitic mites (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morning Break: Flesh-Eating Scabies; Stem Cell Heartbreak; Artisan or Professional?
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Before You Use A Nursing Home, Make Sure It Does Not Have Scabies
The recent report of a former model dying in a Georgia nursing home resident after a scabies infestation raises awareness of this problem to look out for in nursing homes. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can humans have mange?
Microscopic mites can cause sarcoptic mange in animals. Humans get a different form of mange, called scabies. Symptoms include a rash, often around skin folds, intense itching, and burrow marks. Treatment for scabies includes using scabicide topical creams. Mites cannot live away from human skin for more than 3 days. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the best way to treat scabies at home?
The appearance of a scabies rash on the skin can be an intensely itchy and distressing symptom. Potential treatments for the condition can be applied at home and they include products such as clove oil, cayenne pepper, and turmeric. Learn here more about what causes scabies and what at-home remedies might work. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Homeopathy cancer paper pulled after authors were arrested
The authors, father-and-son team Ashim and Aradeep Chatterjee of India, said their mix, diluting scabies pus a million times, treats stomach, pancreatic and liver cancers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Angola:Minister Recommends Preventive Measures Against Scabies
[ANGOP] Saurimo -Combat scabies outbreak in eastern Lunda Sul province entails preventive measures, such as personal and environmental hygiene, in order to avoid its spread, said Monday Angolan health minister, S ílvia Lutucuta. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Scabies Outbreak in Some Parts of Ntchisi
[Malawi News Agency] Ntchisi -Some parts of Ntchisi District have been hit by scabies, a contagious itchy skin disease, but the district's health office does not presently have medication for the ailment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Scabies Outbreak Hits Ntchisi - District Health Office Has No Medication for 'Mphere'
[Nyasa Times] A scabies outbreak has hit some parts of of Ntchisi District have been hit by scabies, a contagious itchy skin disease, but the district's health office does not presently have medication for the disease which is locally known as Mphere. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Skin Disease Infects Over 1,700 in Six Counties - Concerns Heighten for Intervention
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Over 1,700 people in six counties have been confirmed infected with a skin disease that appears to be showing the signs and symptoms of scabies, the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) says. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Got Scabies? Here's What to Do
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Got Scabies? Here's What to Do
Title: Got Scabies? Here's What to DoCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/8/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/11/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - December 11, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Got Scabies? Here's What to Do
FRIDAY, Dec. 8, 2017 -- If you or a family member develops scabies, you need to take immediate action, a dermatologist advises. Scabies is a common skin condition caused by the human itch mite. Symptoms include an itchy rash, sores and a thick crust... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 8, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sudan: At Least 500 Villagers Stricken With Scabies in Sudan's El Gedaref
[Radio Dabanga] El Gallabat -El Gedaref state Ministry of Health has come under severe criticism from medical sources for its 'late response' to an outbreak of scabies during August and September. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Crusted Scabies Image / CPR in Patients with Ventricular Assist Devices / Massachusetts Urgent Care Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Image in Clinical Medicine: A 71-year-old man … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 4, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Possible Scabies Outbreak Reported At Winchester Hospital
WINCHESTER (CBS) – A possible scabies outbreak has been reported at Winchester Hospital, impacting at least two patients and at 20 hospital employees. On Wednesday, the hospital discovered that a patient who had been recently admitted may have had a scabies infection. The patient received treatment following the discovery. An additional patient who was in the same unit is also believed to have been impacted. More than 20 hospital employees showed symptoms and are receiving treatment for scabies, which the hospital described as “highly contagious but also highly treatable.” Appointments at Winchester Hospi...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Scabies Winchester Hospital Source Type: news

Scabies outbreak at Winchester Hospital affects more than 20 employees
Winchester Hospital is dealing with a scabies outbreak that has already infected two patients and more than 20 hospital employees. The hospital, part of the Lahey Health System, said it discovered on Wednesday that a patient who had been admitted to the hospital might have had an active scabies infection, a highly contagious and itchy skin disease caused by mites burrowing into the skin. An additional patient on the same unit also became infected, and more than 20 hospital employee have shown symptoms. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Scabies outbreak at Winchester Hospital affects more than 20 employees
Winchester Hospital is dealing with a scabies outbreak that has already infected two patients and more than 20 hospital employees. The hospital, part of the Lahey Health System, said it discovered on Wednesday that a patient who had been admitted to the hospital might have had an active scabies infection, a highly contagious and itchy skin disease caused by mites burrowing into the skin. An additional patient on the same unit also became infected, and more than 20 hospital employee have shown symptoms. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 27, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Lawsuit: Inmates threatened with confinement if they discussed one topic
The lawsuit says after inmates tried to tell relatives about the scabies outbreak over the phone, their phone privileges were revoked (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scabies mimicing child abuse - a case report - Gunari ć A, Jurišić K, Šimić D, Penavić JZ, Jozić S, Goluža I.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news