Scabies

Treat your Scabies at our Harley Street Clinic – Dermatologist Consultation £169

At Harley St Healthcare, our dermatologists have a no nonsense approach to dealing with scabies as we understand it can cause a lot of itching and discomfort. At our London Dermatology Clinics we find  that scabies is very often misdiagnosed by GPs and hence patients are given the wrong treatment. Our dermatologists have many years of experience in treating scabies, call us today on 0207 030 3370 to remove your scabies.

What is Scabies?

Scabies is a type of itchy skin infestation mainly caused by mites – Sarcoptes scabiei. Scabies patient’s must be careful not to spread their condition to others through close skin-to-skin contact. It can also be transmitted through clothing or bedding. As mites are most active during night time, patients experience an intense itch whilst trying to sleep.

Harley St Healthcare Top Tip: Avoid scratching the infected area, as it can lead to sores which become infected and worsen the itch further.

Indirect transmission of scabies is more likely when a person is suffering from crusted scabies.

Symptoms

Symptoms of scabies are as a result to a hypersensitivity reaction to mites and their faeces. In such a situation, itching can persist for quite a few weeks after treatment even if all the eggs/mites are killed. If in case itching still persists more than 2 to 4 weeks after getting treatment, it is advisable to see a doctor.
If in case rash lesions or burrows continue to appear for long time period, then it calls for immediate treatment.

  • Skin rash that leads to small red blisters and bumps. This in turn affects specific parts of your body
  • Tiny red burrows on skin accompanied with relentless itching
  • Itching leads to frequent scratching that may affect your skin to secondary infections

Diagnosis

Scabies is diagnosed by clinical analysis of the rash and symptoms. In some cases, it becomes complicated to tell the difference between rash caused by scabies and rashes caused by other skin conditions however our dermatologists have treated thousands of scabies cases making it easier for them to diagnose. Sometimes a skin scraping is sent to lab test to check for presence of mites under microscope.

Treatment for Scabies

Scabies can be cured using various prescription or over the counter medications like creams and prescription lotions to be used in the bath. If you would like an expert analysis and treatment plan to remove your scabies call our dermatologists today on 02070303370.