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Some people with a torn meniscus know exactly when they hurt their knee. There may be acute onset of pain and the patient may actually hear or fell a...
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The treatment of a meniscus tear depends on its severity, location, and underlying disease within the knee joint. Patient circumstances also may...
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Curing scabies is rather easy with the administration of prescription scabicide drugs. There are no approved over-the-counter preparations that have...
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Scabies produces a skin rash composed of small red bumps and blisters and affects specific areas of the body. Scabies may involve the webs between...
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Dogs and cats are infected by different types of mites than those which infect humans. Animals are not a source of spread of human scabies. Scabies...
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Elderly and weakened people in nursing homes and similar institutional settings may harbor scabies without showing significant itching or visible...
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Direct skin-to-skin contact is the mode of transmission. Scabies mites are very sensitive to their environment. They can only live off of a host body...
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The intense itching of scabies leads to prolonged and often intense scratching of the skin. When the skin is broken or injured due to scratching...
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Scabies is very easy to misdiagnose because early subtle infestation may look like small pimples or mosquito bites. Those affected may believe they...
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Scabies is an itchy, highly contagious skin disease caused by an infestation by the itch mite Sarcoptes scabiei. Mites are small eight-legged...
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It is important to note that symptoms may not appear for up to two months after being infested with the scabies mite. Even though symptoms do not...
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If home treatment isn't helping, or you notice that scratching is affecting the skin being scratched (infection, lichenification [thickening and...
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Itch is an irritation in the skin that elicits an urge to scratch. Itches are a common problem and can be localized (limited to one area of the body)...
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Cold applications: Because cold and itch travel along the same nerve fibers, the use of cold can "jam the circuits" and deaden itch...
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Traditionally, antihistamines are used to treat itch. Examples include diphenhydramine (Benadryl), hydroxyzine (Atarax), and chlorpheniramine (Chlor...