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DD has been in her new home for 1 month. She has for the last 2 weeks been getting flat non-raises red marks on her body that within days become red disc-looking scabs which fall off. Skin underneath is darkened.
What they need to look for is if the areas which are bothering them have a clear spot in them. If you take a magnifying glass to the bumps and look there will be little things underneath which resemble spiders.
Yes, seriously. It's gross. :/ I had them as a teenager and my doctor identified them using a magnifying glass. I feel for anyone who ever gets scabies. I have trauma for life from it and freak out at the slightest itch.
My husband had scabies last year, it was horrible.
His were raised red bumps in the finger webbing bits (sure there is a technical name for that) that were itch and he had the tell tale silver 'tracking' marks from where they burrow under the skin. Even more gross.
Good news is that treatment was easy - a cream you put all over, twice in 24 hours I think. We had to bag up all his clothes an boils wash, same with bedding.
He's a teacher and we're fairly sure he picked them up at school - if the source is where she's living it may be harder to find that and irradicate them.
Hi, my daughter has exactly what you describe...I took her to the docs and she said they are flea bites. She'd picked them up from my sisters....who was battling a flea infestation at the time. I knew it was that, as fresh ones appeared each time she visited. It doesn't sound like scabies. She needed an antibiotic cream also as they are very itchy, they are exactly as you describe....I'd get her to flea treat the place!
Thanks everyone. It's therefore possible it's fleas? Even though it's been re carpeted (can live in floorboards/cracks in skirting boards?) and not lived in for well over a year?
Also, whenever I've had flea bites darn you Cat they've raised into angry little lumps. These aren't a raised at all - they look like someone has dabbed her with a soft red felt too. It's only when they scab and drop off that there's a larger mark.