Below are pictures of a Baby with Scabies and the pain the family has endured trying to determine the cause behind the bumps, but first, let me explain a little about this contagious skin disease.
Scabies is a skin condition that effects anyone, no matter what their class or ethnicity. A microscopic mite Sarcoptes Scabei burrows into the skin and does considerable damage and spreads rapidly. If you have never had scabies before, it could take up to 6 weeks for the symptoms to show!
Because prevention and / or control of spreading appears to be associated with bathing and personal hygiene, scabies is considered to be a water-related disease; however, the tick that causes scabies is not dependent on water for transmission or for any part of its life cycle.
Below are a few pictures of scabies that may help you learn more about this Mite. The picture on your left is an infection of the hand and the scabies picture to your right is of a forearm.
Amber, a visitor to our site was kind enough to share this picture of her 5 month old baby that was finally diagnosed with Scabies after two months!
This is horrible but he is looking better after the two treatments, just not sure if it’s gone! Everyone that held him for a long period of time ended up with scabies. When he was almost two months old I noticed a bump, then two days later I noticed some more, so I took him to the pediatrician.
I knew something was wrong with my sweet boy! The doctor said it was staph so he was put on antibiotics which didn’t help and just made it worse so I brought him back four days later. The doctor then said it was scabies, sent us to a dermatologist who said it wasn’t scabies so she did a biopsy and said it was contact dermatitis (allergic reaction to something he was coming in contact with everyday).
I went to an allergist who had never seen anything like this rash (he thought it looked like measels) he wanted to do a skin allergy test! Well one night he was getting a bath and started screaming in pain ( this had been going on for months and I was beyond fed up) when I took him out of his tub I took those pictures above! Then I got the scare of a life time! A girl on, my facebook whose son has hlh (rare form of cancer) contacted me and said I needed blood work done cause I looked like her sons rash!
I called his doctor and when we went in she said “I’m sending you to a hematologist I have seen a couple of these cases before and they where worse than him and they are still alive just believe in god and start praying” I’ve never been so scared in my entire life nothing can compare to what I felt that day!
So we were sent to the hematologist who works at a teaching hospital as soon as he seen my little man he called an infectious disease Dr in they said it looked like scabies and showed me pictures out of their books so they called their ped dermatologist who scraped his skin and found two mites just from scraping three little bumps! She said he probably has millions!
This has been a very long journey our whole family got it! My husband and I still itch really bad I can’t even to begin to know how my precious little boy has felt through all this! I’m ready to get this nightmare gone for good, it’s just so confusing because the Dr says they don’t live more them 3 days off a host but everywhere I’ve read says they live longer than that.
I just don’t know what to believe! They want him treated everywhere on his head and face; I’ve done it twice but all the stuff I’ve read about the perm cream isn’t very good so I’m scared to keep exposing him to it! I looked into the sulfur a found some acne cream with 10% for me and my husband but rylan can only have 2.5% I can’t find anything with that amount.
I hope his pictures can help some other family! I don’t want anyone going through what he has been through ( he had his first set of stitches at two months old)!
Symptoms of Scabies
Some common symptoms and signs of scabies infection include irritations that look like a pimple, burrows or scabies rash and commonly found on the skin between the fingers including folds of skin on the wrist, elbow, or knee and other areas.
You may also notice an intense itching, especially at night and over most of the body with which can cause sores due to scratching.
Because there is usually less than 10 mites on an infected person, detection from a scraping or biopsy may be missed.
How do I get Scabies?
You can get Scabies by skin to skin contact with a person that is already infested. Without prolonged skin contact such as a handshake, your changes of getting scabies is very low. Intimate contact, sharing of towels and bed has a very good chance of infestation.
It is a common misconception that you can get scabies from your pet. Your pet may have mange and be infected with scabies, but this type of mite will only cause itching and stay in your skin for a few days, then die. It will not spread.
There are many lotions available for treating scabies. Always follow the directions provided by your physician or the directions on the package insert. Instructions usually include:
Make sure your body is clean and apply the lotion from the neck down to the toes and leave it for about eight hours followed by a bath or shower.
Wear only clean clothes and make sure you wash everything you have used in hot water and dry in a hot dryer. You will usually do a second treatment with the same scabies lotion a week later. If you are pregnant or treating a child, there are milder scabies medications.
Scabies is often misspelled in the form of scabes or scavies. If you have this infection, we would love some pictures of the infected area to share with our readers. We will keep your information confidential and are looking for pictures of scabies that can be viewed by all visitors – simply send us an email to jim at badspiderbites.com