Scabies is a mite lesion on the skin. It is noticed that children are more susceptible to this disease, this is due to the fact that their skin density is much less. The incubation period is 8-12 days. Infection can occur through close contact with a patient, for example, when shaking hands or using the same hygiene products.
In the first days after infection, scabies practically does not appear in any way. On the skin, areas with slight redness and itching may form, but this does not cause much discomfort to the person. And at this time, ticks begin to multiply actively. Examine the skin carefully if something suddenly bothers you, especially if the itching has begun to be localized between the fingers, the folds of the joints or on the genitals. In case of the slightest suspicion, visit a dermatologist immediately.
Gradually, red paired dots appear on the skin, at first having even outlines. If you notice one pair of dots, this does not mean that you are sick with scabies, it is possible that someone just bit you. But if there are a lot of them and every day their number only increases, then you need to be examined and start treatment. The doctor will be able to diagnose by visual examination.
If you do not start treatment, the ticks that they make in the skin will become visible on the skin. At the same time, the itching becomes unbearable, scratches and scabs appear, which significantly impairs the treatment process. Blisters filled with fluid or pus may also appear, but this is in the case of an infection.
Every day the tick begins to conquer more and more space. Redness appears almost everywhere, which is replaced by severe itching. If you notice suspicious changes on your body or in your child, do not hesitate to go to the hospital, scabies can be cured in literally 5-10 days, otherwise the healing process can take months. Your doctor will prescribe a special ointment that will remove the mites.