Scabies Treatment In Fort Lauderdale, Fl
Best Dermatologist For Scabies In Fort Lauderdale
What Are Scabies?
Scabies is an itchy skin condition caused by tiny mites which burrow themselves into the skin. Small, itchy bumps appear in the areas mites burrow, and the itch may increase in intensity if left untreated. Scabies is a highly contagious condition, and if you believe you may be affected, contact your physician immediately. Scabies may be spread through physical contact, shared clothing or towels, and bedding.
What Causes Scabies?
Microscopic mites (sarcoptic mange) are microscopic mites. When the female mite burrows into the skin, it lays eggs, and the infection spreads as larvae move and deposit waste.
Close contact with an infected individual and objects such as clothing, bedding, and towels may spread the mites.
Scabies may only be treated under the care of your physician. Prescription treatments are required and may vary based on severity and diagnosis. Common treatment option may include:
- Scabicidal creams and treatment lotions
- Oral medications
- Oral or topical antihistamines
- Disposal of shared belongings
Scabies mites will die after several days to a week outside the skin. This is only in regards to mites on shared belongings, as the mites feed on the superficial dead skin layer. Place the affected items in an isolated area, such as your garage, before washing and reusing.
Schedule A Consultation
Galt Dermatology serves both men and women of all ages in the Fort Lauderdale area. Trust your skin health to our dedicated team and to our board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Villacorta. To schedule your initial consultation, please call our office at 954-463-5406 or schedule your appointment online.