Recover from Scabies with Dimer Health once you leave the hospital

Scabies is a contagious skin condition caused by tiny mites that burrow into the skin. It is important to get great post-acute care after leaving the hospital to prevent the spread of scabies to others and to ensure that the mites are completely eradicated.

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What is Scabies

Scabies is a highly contagious skin condition caused by a tiny mite called Sarcoptes scabiei. The mites burrow into the top layer of skin where they live and lay eggs, leading to intense itching and a pimple-like skin rash. The itching is usually worse at night, and the common sites for these burrows include between the fingers, on the wrists, elbows, armpits, waist, and sometimes the genital area.

Treatment for scabies involves prescription creams and lotions that kill the mites, typically applied over the entire body from the neck down and left on for a specified period before being washed off. It is also important to wash clothing, bedding, and towels in hot water and dry them on a high heat setting to kill mites that might have fallen off the body. Everyone living in the same household and close physical contacts should be treated at the same time to prevent re-infestation, even if they show no symptoms.

Please call or book an appointment with us if you think you have Scabies or are recovering from it

Scabies Recovery Tips

Recovering from scabies treatment after a hospital discharge mainly involves ensuring that the infestation is completely eradicated and managing any lingering symptoms. Here are some key tips to aid in your recovery:

Following these tips can help you recover more comfortably and effectively from Scabies.

  1. Apply Prescribed Medications: Follow your doctor's instructions closely regarding topical treatments or oral medications. It's essential to apply creams and lotions over all areas of your body, not just where the rash is visible, and sometimes this needs to be done more than once.
  2. Treat All Household Members: Scabies is highly contagious, so it's important that all household members and close contacts receive treatment at the same time, even if they don't show symptoms, to prevent re-infestation.
  3. Clean Bedding and Clothing: Wash all clothes, bedding, and towels that have been used within the past 48 hours before treatment in hot water and dry them on a hot cycle. Items that cannot be washed can be sealed in a plastic bag for at least 72 hours to kill any remaining mites.
  4. Vacuum Furniture and Carpets: Although scabies mites usually don't survive long without human contact, it's a good precaution to vacuum furniture and carpets where the infested person has been.
  5. Manage Itching: Itching might continue for several weeks after successful treatment due to an allergic reaction to the mites. Antihistamines, soothing baths, and topical treatments like calamine lotion can help relieve the discomfort.
  6. Avoid Scratching: As difficult as it may be, try not to scratch. Scratching can lead to skin infections and delay healing. Keeping fingernails short and wearing gloves at night might help.
  7. Monitor for Signs of Re-infestation: Keep an eye out for new burrows or rash, and consult your doctor if you suspect re-infestation. Repeat treatment may be necessary.
  8. Rest and Hydration: Getting enough rest and staying hydrated will help your body recover from the treatment and manage symptoms.
  9. Stay Informed: Educate yourself and your family about how scabies is transmitted and how to prevent future infestations.
  10. Follow-Up with Your Doctor: Attend any follow-up appointments to ensure that the treatment has been successful and to manage any ongoing symptoms.

By following these tips, you can effectively manage your recovery from scabies and prevent spreading the infestation to others.

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