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SCABIES

Period 2
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Brandon Reyes

on 10 October 2015

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Transcript of SCABIES

MITES
(Sarcoptes scabiei)
LOCATION
epidemics in nursing homes
SKIN-TO-SKIN
CONTACT
(Transmission of the Mites)
What is Scabies?
CAUSES
SYMPTOMS
SCABIES
Itchy, contagious skin disease
Infestation of itch mites (sarcoptes scabiei)
Cures/ Treatment
Transmitted through skin to skin contact
Nodular Scabies (7-10%)
Crusted Scabies
If a person has had scabies before, the itching usually begins within 1 to 4 days.
When a person has not had scabies, the body needs time to develop a reaction to the mite. It can take 2 to 6 weeks to develop symptoms.
Sources
Treatment is a cream or lotion that is applied to the entire body from the neck down in most cases.


It is left on for 8 to 14 hours and then washed off. In some cases, a doctor may prescribe pills to treat scabies.
Infestation of eight-legged parasites
they crawl, unable to fly and jump
Signs and symptoms
Itching, mainly at night
Rash
alternative medicine usually works by improving the health of the body, so that it may easily kill threatening bacteria or viruses. Though most over the counter medicine will have little to no effect
Sores
Alternatives
Thick crusts on the skin
long-term facilities
hospitals
homeless population
medicinenet.com
only live off of a host body for 24-36 hours under most conditions.
emedicine.medscape.com
www.aad.org
Sexual physical contact
Hugging
Shaking hands
Sharing bedsheets
Clothes with infested mites
thehealthwyzereport.com
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