Scabies STD Brief
These briefs are intended to give readers (specifically those readers who weren’t aware many of these STDs existed) an overview of each STD, their commonality, treatment options, and diagnostic tests available.
This information is by no means all-encompassing and The STD Project encourages using these briefs as primers and then further delving into the resources section when subsequent questions arise.
Scabies Symptoms, Test & Treatment
Common? Quite common – Around 1 million people infected in the U.S. annually
Symptoms Intense itching – usually at night, small bumps or rashes that appear in dirty-looking, small curling lines, especially on the penis, between the fingers, on the buttocks, breasts, wrists, thighs, and around the belly button
Cure? Medications such as Nix, Elimite, or Scabene.
Bacterial/Viral/ Fungal/Parasitic Parasitic
Test Your health care provider can examine a scraping from your skin with a microscope to see if you have scabies. Sometimes a biopsy, or skin sample, may be necessary
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