Scabie contact what should i do

Patient

Q: 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

A:   Hi.

Thanks for writing to ask the doctor.

Scabies is a contagious skin infection caused by scabies mite which spreads 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.

Related Q&A

Q: I have regular steaching of one side jaw in my mouth .but do not have any pain whats the reason

Q: Red pimples scattered on top of my foot? I had alopecia and took steroid injections to my head for 1 year.

Q: When I eat/use items containing Vitamin E I get a rash on the inside of my elbow. The skin becomes reddish and there ...

Q: I need help, I'm unable to sneeze , usually I sneeze regularly now I feel the sensation and desire to do it but somet...

Q: I broke out in red rashes all over my body except for my face and my knees to my ankles. I have been using prednozone...

MOST DOCTOR RECOMMENDATIONS
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews