Doctors always say when one has scabies, "DON'T SCRATCH", easier said then done. What all can be bad results from scratching??
If you scratch, you risk spreading the mites somewhere else on you, or to someone else via things you touch afterwards. Also, the outside of our bodies have lots a different bacteria, fung and viruses and when you scratch, you are breaking the skin, risking a secondary bacterial, fungal or viral infection of the skin. Has your dr treated you for scabies, the whole family must be treated at the same time. There is a prescription cream you must apply all over, you sleep in it, then wash your sheets and make sure you don't put on a piece of clothing that was worn by you before you treated. Your dr can give you an rx antihistamine, such as atarax or vistaril to control the itching.
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