What is Scabies?
Sacbies is a skin infestation caused by a mite/parasite called Sarcoptes scabiei. It burrows into the skin.
What are the symptoms of Scabies?
Intense generalized itch that is usually worse at night and raised spots or rash. The mite burrows into the skin and appears as a thin, brown-grey line of 0.2–1 cm in length. This is produced by the moving mite.
The rash may appear anywhere on the body, but often starts between the fingers then spread across the whole body apart from head.
How to treat Scabies?
Permethrin 5% w/w Cream is indicated for the treatment of scabies.