Meet the itch manch (tick).In Latin - Sarcoptes scabiei. He has almost invisible to our eyes the size, but very quickly makes itself felt: his female gnaws in the horny layer of our skin moves, lays eggs, and within a week there appears up to 20 adults.
The tick lives in the skin and feeds on it, causing a very contagious disease - scabies. About it, we'll talk in more detail.
Symptoms of scabies
The illness is transmitted by contact from the patient or through contaminated objects. As a rule, this happens in places of special crowding of people, in violation of the norms of hygiene.
But the way the scabies will look depends on thethe state of the human immune system, as well as from the stage of development of the tick, caught on the skin of the infected. If there is a mature itch itch, then within a day there will be signs of illness, and if the larva, then only on the fourth day, when its maturation is over.
Clinical picture of the disease
In typical cases, itching occurs, especially at night. This is due to the fact that the tick actively moves at this time of day.
On the skin, you can see curved whitish linesup to 7 mm in length. This is the course in the stratum corneum, which was laid by the female zudna. At the end of each stroke there is a tiny (with a pinhead) bubble. If it is carefully opened, then inside you can find the culprit of the disease.
Movement of the tick on the moves makes us strongly itch, that's why on the skin there are point or linear combs, and they form purulent-bloody crusts.
Most itchy itch likes to settle where the skin is more tender and thinner: on the chest, buttocks, around the navel and between the fingers.
Types of scabies
There are several types of scabies. So, for example, "scabies of cleanliness" has a small amount of rashes, itching at night does not bother so much.
Nodular scabies are manifested in the form of red-brown nodules, which arise under tick movements. At the same time, education data are quite resistant to anti-scratch therapy.
Scabies mite. Treatment
Those who suspect the presence of the describedailment, it must be remembered that the itch itch will not disappear by itself. This can only be helped by the correct and timely treatment! Otherwise, the symptoms will bother you for months and even years.
In modern medicine there are effective meansto get rid of this disease. They are safe and relatively inexpensive. These are, as a rule, antiparasitic and antiseptic drugs (for example, the means "Spregal", "Bensokryl", "Suprastin"). Widely used in our country is sulfuric ointment (10-20%), which is rubbed during the week into those places on the body where the itching is localized. Before the procedures start, you must thoroughly wash out to remove the ticks and pathological microflora on the skin.
Fulfillment of all appointments of a doctor will help you get rid of such an unpleasant illness, keeping working capacity and not getting complications. Be healthy!