Scabies Itch Before and After, Symptoms and Treatment
What is Scabies
Scabies is something that seems to effect children the majority of the time. If you or your family has never dealt with it before it can come as quite a mystery as to what it is.
The first sign will be a dark red rash that will be extremely itchy. As it progresses, you'll notice blister type sores appearing. It is extremely contagious and when it's scratched it will cause it to spread.
Scabies are a little bug that lives underneath your skin. It will move around and also lay eggs. When it moves that's when the itch is extremely intense. There is nothing you can do for it except go to the Doctor and he/she will prescribe a cream that is applied from head to toe. Basically it is an insecticide.
Generally one treatment will kill the scabies, but sometimes more than one application is required. Even after the cream is applied, it still can take several days before really feeling relief. Oatmeal baths give a little relief for the itching.
You want to make sure to wash all sheets, towels, bedding, and pillows.