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Scabie contact what should i do

Patient: I just found out my nephew has scabies. I wou lent to know if I should take my family to the hospital since we all had some kind of contact with him today? I have a 1 and 2 yr old

 

 

Symptoms: None yet

 

 

Doctor: Hi.Thanks for writing to ask the doctor.Scabies is a contagious skin infection caused by scabies mite which spr eads from person to person by contact. Since your nephew has scabies it is very important to take these precautions. Keep your nephew’s bathing soap and body lotions separate. His clothes should be washed separately after soaking in hot water. Do not give combined baths to the kids. Better to give the kids shower instead of tub bath. If your kids complain of any itching or rash or are not acting well then I advise you to take them to your physician for a physical examination and proper management.

 


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Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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