The reason the scabies mites have infested is to lay eggs. The incubation period is around four to six weeks from the date of first infection, which is when the itching usually starts and the rash appears. So, it can be a whole month before symptoms are noticeable.
Despite how benign the symptoms may sound (it’s just a rash and an itch!), they tend to get worse over short periods of time, and there’s the chance of secondary infections.
What to do if you think you’re infected
See your pharmacist or doctor. If you think you’ve picked up a scabies infection, it’s important that you seek treatment from your doctor or pharmacist right away. In most cases, scabies can be treated with the use of a topical cream and oral antibiotics. The quicker you seek treatment, the less the likelihood you’ll pass it on to others, or develop a second infection.
Inform family and friends. Once diagnosed by your pharmacist or doctor, it’s important that you let your family and loved ones know, so they can take preventative measures, or seek treatment if symptoms appear.
Complete the treatment. It’s vital that you and anyone else in your household complete the full treatment.
Adopt preventative measures. Once you’re clear of the infection, follow the preventative measures covered in the links below to ensure no further break outs!
Some useful links
So if you or anyone in your family is showing the symptoms of scabies. Come in store for treatment today.