What if the child has scabies?
Scabies is very unpleasantskin disease. The causative agent is a special scabies mite. Getting on the surface of a person's skin, he instantly begins to impregnate. After this, the females make holes in the skin of a relatively small size, where they lay their eggs. Today the scabies are diagnosed very often in a child. What is this ailment?
How does the infection occur?
In fact, picking up this tick is very simple. As a source of infection, usually sick people themselves or household items with which they had contact (towels, shoes, bed linens, door handles, etc.) act. In kindergarten, it is known to pick up a tick very simply, especially if the parents did not isolate the sick child. That is why the child has scabies so often.
As a rule, small patients startcomplain of severe itching. It occurs approximately 30 days after infection. This allergic reaction is due to the penetration of the tick into the skin. In addition, the child scabies manifests itself in the form of small bubbles, as well as dry cracks throughout the body. Such skin changes represent the body's response to the vital activity of the main pathogen.
According to experts, patientsthe course of this disease is somewhat more difficult in comparison with adults. The fact of the matter is that often a tick is observed on the entire surface of the skin, including the scalp. It is noteworthy that scabies in children up to a year are captured even by nail plates. So, they gradually thicken, become friable, and subsequently even crack.
In order to determine the true diagnosis,The primary symptoms described above in this article are usually not enough. Accurate diagnosis, according to experts, requires the detection of the female agent itself. In this case, the doctor takes a scraping of the affected area, and then studies it in detail under a microscope.
How to treat scabies in children
After carrying out all laboratory tests andconfirmation of diagnosis is prescribed therapy. Note that, as a rule, it is of a complex nature. The doctor prescribes special medicines (ointments, gels, etc.) based on the individual individual health characteristics of the small patient, which, according to the instructions, should be used to treat the entire body. This procedure is recommended in the evening, preferably before bedtime.
If the scabies were diagnosed in the child,preventive treatment must necessarily pass through the parents, as well as all patients who were directly found in the outbreak (in kindergarten, in school, etc.). In addition, for the entire period of therapy is not allowed to swim and change bed linens. Change must occur before and after treatment.