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Experience:  30 years practice in general and cosmetic dermatology
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I have been itching like crazy for about four weeks. The

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I have been itching like crazy for about four weeks. The itching is worse at night, and keeps me up. I have been to an urgent care twice the first time they said I had atopic dermatitis and perscribed me prednisone and hydroxine. I saw no changes. I went back and they told me to see a specialist. They said it didn't look like scabies. But all the symptoms lead me to believe it is. Its on my fingers and hands, underarms, buttox, and I itch all over. The rash doesn't look as bad as it feels. I want relief from this now but won't be able to see a dermatologist for a week. Does this sound like scabies to you ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.


Welcome and Thank you for your query posted.

My name is***** and being a Skin, Hair and Nail specialist I would be able to provide you with an appropriate solution to your concern.

Please note that my Goal is to provide you with an Excellent Service .

Before I answer your question I would like to get some more information:

Could you send me a photo of the condition at your convenience?

You can upload the photo on and send me the link

Other method of uploading photo or a file is:

1.Click the paperclip icon

2.Click the Browse icon

3.Click the Browse button

4.Select your file and click Open

5.Click OK

6.Click Insert

7.Click Save Changes on this page

Please note that the answer provided is for information purpose only and does not substitute a Doctor - Patient Consultation in Clinic

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's saying the file is too large. It's hard to see as well. The rash is almost invisible to the naked eye you have to look closely to see little raised bumps. It's driving me insane the itching
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Thank you so much for your reply.

Yes , the symptoms of the itching worse at night and the sites at which you have got the itching do sound like scabies.

You can be treated for scabies with permite 5 % cream which can be applied from neck to toe tonight and repeat after 10 days.

Do let me know if you have any further queries.

Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Hello . How are you doing ?

I am still awaiting a reply from your end.

I was wondering if I can assist you in your concern.Do let me know if you have any queries.

I would be happy to help you

Warm Regards

Dr Pravin