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It can sound like a version of the movie Aliens, but scabies are really little mites that bury into your skin in burrows, lay eggs and continue this cycle. Scabies pictures vary because for some people it is tiny little red pimples and for others it can look more like welts. There is also a form of scabies called norwegian scabies which elderly people get.

Scabies are invisible to the eye, so it isn’t easy to tell if you have a scabies rash. What is also disturbing about scabies is that you may not have any symptoms for 4-8 weeks after exposure. This leads to a lot of uncertainty. I’ve spoken with nurses who treated patients with scabies and despite wearing gloves, they say they itch for a few days tremendously afterwards because of a psychological reaction.

Scabies are tiny mites that are contagious and passed via skin contact. They can also be sexually transmitted. Some say that scabies can be caught by wearing clothing of an infected person, sitting on a sofa for a long period of time or sharing towels and bed linens.

A scabies rash can look like red bumps, pimples or little blisters. They may be in the webs of fingers and wrist areas. These areas are often checked first by doctors and dermatologists to do a rash diagnosis. Scabies can be quite itchy due to the allergic reaction. Scratching the itch can result in a secondary rash such as eczema dermatitis or a bacterial skin rash problem.

It is important that all people in the household apply the 5 percent pesticide cream at same time. If this isn’t done, then mites can hop from person to person and this can be a cycle that continues longer than necessary. Bedding and clothing worn during the previous week should be washed in very hot water. Leave in dryer for extra time as well. Put stuffed animals and items that can’t be washed that were contact items into a plastic bag and don’t open it for a few weeks. Use Clorox and vacuum thoroughly to get rid of any mites that straggle. Put a vinyl mattress cover on the bed to not get reinfected if they are in the mattress.

There are natural methods to kill scabies that are reported to both remove the symptoms of scabies as well as to stop the eggs from hatching. For instance, neem oil is said to be effective because it is has contraceptive qualities and will prevent the eggs from hatching. This is used in India, mixed with tumeric. Be careful when using this on the body at bed time as it may stain sheets and bed clothing

To learn more about and see Picture of Scabies and ways to handle these mites read more articles at natural scabies treatment.


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I never heard of pupps pregnancy rash till this year when a few psychotherapy clients mentioned that they were suffering from it. Evidently, it happens for some women in last semester and can be quite frustrating due to the itching, redness and insomnia. Couple this with the difficulty sleeping to begin with as well as the emotional rollercoaster of hormones and it is rough.

During pregnancy many women experience a rash, which is very common during the pregnancy stages as the skin visibly changes. During the pregnancy stages, there is a higher blood hormone level and this can have an effect on the skin. There isn’t anything harmful about most skin changes as far as the health of the baby and the mother is concerned. On the whole, these changes become normalized within a few months after the baby is born. But there are some skin conditions that can indicate other underlying problems so it’s always best to get this looked at and treated. For some women, the hormonal changes can result in acne. We also know how common food cravings and repulsions can also be during pregnancy. Some women will also get a skin darkening, sometimes referred to as the pregnancy rash.

One pregnancy rash is called the pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (PUPPP) which can cause an non-stop itch or some and be quite frustrating. Fortunately, this ceases after the birth of the baby but nonetheless, it can be hard to tolerate. Some studies have shown that there is a higher incidence of the birth of a boy when one has pupps rash. Most women won’t get this before the sixth month of pregnancy, but there are exceptions. The rash starts with the stretch marks in the abdomen according to some.

Pupp rash may sting as well as itch and is usually found on the stomach area, thighs and buttocks.. It can also be much more extensive. Moisturizers, anti-itch creams and sometimes cortisone is used to relieve symptom. Some doctors may induce labor early or prescribe prednisone if necessary. Unfortunately, some women may even get the rash before their third trimester. Keep your focus on your beautiul baby inside you and know that this is a temporary discomfort. See a physician to rule out other issues such as a stress rash or eczema.

Remember that your newborn baby will give you a wonderful light in your life and this period of the rash will pass and be funny in retrospect. Keep your sense of lightness and calmness despite the physical discomfort. More info on pupp rash what is pupps can help you get relief.

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Contact dermatitis, also known as allergic contact eczema can be as simple as an allergic reaction you are having to nickel. Nickel is actually in many things we don’t think about. Have you looked at the snap on your pants, jewelry you wear, items you use at work and even your cell phone? Yes , cell phones as well as ear attachments may contain nickel that you are having a skin rash reaction to.

There have been studies done in Euroupe that demonstrated a reduction in skin rashes and allergic reactions when nickel contact was less. In fact the Danish Ministry of Education recommended saw a 9 percent decrease in skin sensitivity when changes were made in manufacturing of this for eye glasses and earrings!

People are working to get this type of legislation in the United States via the
American Academy of Dermatology citing that the allergic reactions to nickel in US have nearly doubled.

Dr. Jacob says the increase in sensitization correlates with the increased practice of body piercing that evolved through the decade of the 1990s.

“Piercing is a significant exposure source and may lead to a person becoming sensitized to nickel. Costume-type jewelry, and even some gold jewelry, can contain nickel. With the piercings, people are actually wearing nickel inside their skin,” Dr. Jacob said in an inteview with Dermatology Times.

Though we can relieve the problem using cortisone creams and antihistamines to reduce the nickel reaction eczema rash, it makes more sense to avoid the allergen. It is a big part of teen culture however so this will be something probably resisted.

Nickel can also be in school chairs, vitamins and other sources you may not have thought about.

Atopic Dermatitis Rashes are more common than we know and often get blamed on anxiety when there can be irritants in the environment.

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Okay, we all want our kids to get a good education but one downside of that is that kids can easily pick up various bugs and diseases being so close to other kids. What are some of these? First of all, the common cold and flu are obvious ones, but sometimes kids will go to school with bronochitis or a bacterial infection and not know it. Sure they will get on an antibiotic possibly that night but they’ve already been in school coughing. I like to make a spray with Miracle II Neutralizer and give it to my nephew to take to school to use. I’m not sure how often he does, but he is doing very well.

Head lice is something that goes arounds schools but usually the teacher will send a note home to alert parents. Unfortunately this may not always be the case. Other contagious skin conditions include Ringworm Rash and the highly contagious Scabies Rash . Please be aware that you need to get a prescription lotion for scabies that is 5 percnent and NOT to use the lice over the counter creams that are only 1 percent. They will not eradicate scabies. Also if it is scabies, your whole family should also apply the cream to avoid re-infestation to each other.

Well, what else is fun that goes around? Childhood disease like chicken pox is something to be aware of. Cold sores are contagious and also mono. Give your kid a multi-vitamin, eat well, have sufficient rest structured and ways to de-stress. Miracle II works well for baths and detoxing via baths. IF your kid doesn’t like sports or to exercise, get him or her to walk the dog or to do a few “errands” like getting the mail etc that will get circulation going.

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When I was trying to figure out what my rash was, I spent a lot of time studying Picture of Rashes sites. I have to say this made me very anxious and confused as the pictures looks similar when you compared scabies, hives, eczema and pithyriasis rosacea.

I really recommend reading the descriptions more as a way to get into the specifics. See if it was sudden or gradual growth. Does it cover your face at all? Some rashes don’t go on face such as scabies. Is it worse in sun? Is it contagious? Do the marks appear and disappear? Really look at this closely to get an idea of the answers and this will help in the self-diagnosis. Sometimes even biopsies may not be helpful since scabies often won’t show up in a biopsy.

I’ve had a few clients recently speak about Dermatitis Herpetiformis and some have found relief through diet.

Pictures are worth a thousand words but not always for rashes!

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