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Introduction Ode to Scabies Scabies is a parasitic disease which live on the human skin It is associated with personal contact and poor hygiene. It is most often transmitted by direct skin-to-skin contact It is also common in nursing homes and child care centers. The mites causing scabies burrow into the skin and lay their eggs In young children, the infection may be on Introduction Ode to Scabies Scabies is a parasitic disease which live on the human skin It is associated with personal contact and poor hygiene. It is most often transmitted by direct skin-to-skin contact It is also common in nursing homes and child care centers. The mites causing scabies burrow into the skin and lay their eggs In young children, the infection may be on the neck, shoulders and head All scabies cause intense skin rash and itching Scabies can be spread through bedding or clothing Skin scrapings are taken from a burrow to look for the mites. They are examined microscopically for the scabies parasite. The cream most often used is 5% permethrin Benzyl benzoate and malathion applied on the skin In most cases the scabies are killed with the above insecticides A single overnight 8 hours application is needed of the scabicide Sexual contacts and family members should all be treated While clothing and bedding should be machine dried or heated -An original poem by Kenneth Kee Interesting Tips about the Scabies A Healthy Lifestyle 1. Take a well Balanced Diet 2. Before treatment, wash underwear, towels, and sleep wear in hot water. Vacuum the carpets and upholstered furniture. Take an oral antihistamine if your doctor recommends it for very bad itching. Scabicides: The whole family or sexual partners of infected people should be treated a. The cream most often used is permethrin 5% which is the most effective treatment for scabies. b. Other creams include benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum and crotamiton. c. Lindane is rarely used because of its side effects. d. Malathion lotion Apply the medicine all over the body. Creams may be used as a one-time treatment or they may be repeated in 1 week. For hard to treat cases, the doctor may also prescribe a pill known as Ivermectin. Bathing is followed by application of the scabicide to the whole body from the neck to soles, left for 24 hours. A single overnight application of the scabicide (8 hours) is washed off the following morning A second application four to seven days later is often recommended. The scabies mite cannot live off the human skin for longer than 24 hours. Most people improve within a few days of treatment but it may take 4-6 weeks for the itch and rash of scabies to go away completely 3. Keep bones and body strong Bone marrow produces our blood Eat foods rich in calcium like yogurt, cheese, milk, and dark green vegetables. Eat foods rich in Vitamin D, like eggs, fatty fish, cereal, and fortified milk. Eat food rich in Vitamins B and C such as green vegetables and fruits Zinc and other minerals are important to the body 4. Get enough rest and Sleep Avoid stress and tension 5. Exercise and stay active. It is best to do weight-bearing exercise such as walking, jogging, stair climbing, dancing, or lifting weights for 2½ hours a week. One way to do this is to be active 30 minutes a day at least 5 days a week. Begin slowly especially if a person has not been active. 6. Do not drink more than 2 alcohol drinks a day for a man or 1 alcohol drink a day for a woman. Alcohol use also increases the chance of falling and breaking a bone. Alcohol can affect the neurons and brain cells. 7.


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Introduction Ode to Scabies Scabies is a parasitic disease which live on the human skin It is associated with personal contact and poor hygiene. It is most often transmitted by direct skin-to-skin contact It is also common in nursing homes and child care centers. The mites causing scabies burrow into the skin and lay their eggs In young children, the infection may be on Introduction Ode to Scabies Scabies is a parasitic disease which live on the human skin It is associated with personal contact and poor hygiene. It is most often transmitted by direct skin-to-skin contact It is also common in nursing homes and child care centers. The mites causing scabies burrow into the skin and lay their eggs In young children, the infection may be on the neck, shoulders and head All scabies cause intense skin rash and itching Scabies can be spread through bedding or clothing Skin scrapings are taken from a burrow to look for the mites. They are examined microscopically for the scabies parasite. The cream most often used is 5% permethrin Benzyl benzoate and malathion applied on the skin In most cases the scabies are killed with the above insecticides A single overnight 8 hours application is needed of the scabicide Sexual contacts and family members should all be treated While clothing and bedding should be machine dried or heated -An original poem by Kenneth Kee Interesting Tips about the Scabies A Healthy Lifestyle 1. Take a well Balanced Diet 2. Before treatment, wash underwear, towels, and sleep wear in hot water. Vacuum the carpets and upholstered furniture. Take an oral antihistamine if your doctor recommends it for very bad itching. Scabicides: The whole family or sexual partners of infected people should be treated a. The cream most often used is permethrin 5% which is the most effective treatment for scabies. b. Other creams include benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum and crotamiton. c. Lindane is rarely used because of its side effects. d. Malathion lotion Apply the medicine all over the body. Creams may be used as a one-time treatment or they may be repeated in 1 week. For hard to treat cases, the doctor may also prescribe a pill known as Ivermectin. Bathing is followed by application of the scabicide to the whole body from the neck to soles, left for 24 hours. A single overnight application of the scabicide (8 hours) is washed off the following morning A second application four to seven days later is often recommended. The scabies mite cannot live off the human skin for longer than 24 hours. Most people improve within a few days of treatment but it may take 4-6 weeks for the itch and rash of scabies to go away completely 3. Keep bones and body strong Bone marrow produces our blood Eat foods rich in calcium like yogurt, cheese, milk, and dark green vegetables. Eat foods rich in Vitamin D, like eggs, fatty fish, cereal, and fortified milk. Eat food rich in Vitamins B and C such as green vegetables and fruits Zinc and other minerals are important to the body 4. Get enough rest and Sleep Avoid stress and tension 5. Exercise and stay active. It is best to do weight-bearing exercise such as walking, jogging, stair climbing, dancing, or lifting weights for 2½ hours a week. One way to do this is to be active 30 minutes a day at least 5 days a week. Begin slowly especially if a person has not been active. 6. Do not drink more than 2 alcohol drinks a day for a man or 1 alcohol drink a day for a woman. Alcohol use also increases the chance of falling and breaking a bone. Alcohol can affect the neurons and brain cells. 7.

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