Scabies Relief in Southern California

 
 
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Many different offices in Temecula, Hemet, Menifee, Sun City, Moreno Valley, La Quinta, and Palm Springs, California

What is Scabies?
Scabies is a condition of very itchy skin caused by tiny mites that burrow into your skin and is caused by an allergic reaction to the mites. Scabies is very contagious, spread from person-to-person and can affect people of all ages and from all incomes, social levels, and living situations. With treatment, the scabies mites die and the itching goes away over a period of days to weeks. Without treatment, the mites continue to reproduce under the skin, causing more sores and itching.
 
 
How is Scabies spread?
Scabies mites spread from person to person by close contact, such as sleeping in the same bed or touching someone's skin and can be spread by sharing towels, clothing, and other personal items.

What are the symptoms of Scabies?
Scabies has two main symptoms:
  • Severe itching that is usually worse at night, this itching seems to be much more pronounced in small children and older adults
  • A rash with tiny blisters or sores.
 
 
 
 
Symptoms are more likely to occur:
 
  • Between the fingers and on the palm side of the wrists
  • On the outside surfaces of the elbows and in the armpits
  • Around the waistline and navel
 
  • On the buttocks
  • Around the nipples
  • On the genitals
 
The first time you have Scabies it may take several weeks to see the symptoms, however, the more you have scabies the quicker you see the symptoms.
 
 
 
Also, skin irritation may occur on the scalp, neck, face and on the palms of the hands and soles of the feetIn in babies and small children. If you have many scaly, crusted sores, you may have a rare form of scabies called crusted scabies or Norwegian scabies. The first time you have Scabies it may take several weeks to see the symptoms, however, the more you have scabies the quicker you see the symptoms.

How is scabies diagnosed?
Typically, you doctor will diagnose Scabies on your body. Sometimes you may need a test to confirm that you have scabies, this test involves gently scraping some dry skin from an affected area and looking at it under a microscope for signs of mites.
 
 
 
 
How is it treated?
Scabies won't go away on its own! If you have any of the symptoms listed above Call Us! Our dermatology specialists will diagnose it and immediately begin treatment so that you do not spread it to your home and family. To get rid of it, you need to use a special prescribed cream or lotion that contain permethrin or another medicine. In severe cases, we may also prescribe pills to take.
 
 
 
Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists offers many procedures and therapies for the treatment of Scabies. Call us and schedule an appointment to have one of our skin care specialists look at your individual situation and develop a plan for the diagnosis & treatment of this condition.

The information above is intended for informational purposes only. It is not medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.
 
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Temecula :(951) 303-6900
31720 Temecula Parkway, Suite 200
Temecula, CA 92592

 
Menifee/Sun City: (951) 303-6900
26960 Cheerry Hills Blvd, Suite C
Sun City, CA 92586

 
La Quinta: (760) 564-8200
79430 Highway 111, Suite 102
La Quinta, CA 92253

 
 
Hemet: (951) 929-DERM (3376)
1011 E. Devonshire Ave., Suite 203
Hemet, CA 92543

 
Moreno Valley: (951) 208-7994
24060 Fir Avenue, Unit B
Moreno Valley, CA 92553

 
Palm Springs: (760) 832-6277
El Mirador Medical Plaza at desert Regional
Medical Center Campus
1180 North India Canyon Drive, Suite #E315
Palm Springs, CA 92262