Itchy skin disease: scabies should be treated immediately
In recent years, a noticeable strong increase in scabies cases. The trigger for the infection of the skin, the Krätzmilbe. Who suffers from certain symptoms, you should promptly consult a doctor. Burning of the skin and unbearable itching are the Symptoms.
Infectious disease was considered to be extinct
Although for a long time was for scabies in Germany, as extinct, but completely infectious, was gone disease skin never. So there was in recent time more and more cases of scabies infections in schools. And only a few months ago had to be closed in a Bonn hospital for a whole Station because of scabies cases. The contagious disease is caused by the Krätzmilbe. Anyone who has a suspicion that the tiny parasite on the body have spread, you should see a doctor and fast.
Scabies can be transmitted from person to person
As the Federal centre for health education (BZgA) on your Portal “infektionsschutz.de” explained, is referred to the scabies medical scabies, a Krätzmilbe caused contagious skin disease of humans.
They can be transferred from person to person, animal to person and clothing, and other items.
The disease is usually not dangerous, for Affected but extremely uncomfortable.
Signs of the disease of scabies
Burning of the skin and itching which is more pronounced in the case of warmth of the Bed is particularly strong, according to the BZgA often the first signs of scabies.
“The itching can spread even to areas of the Skin which are not directly of
Itch mites are affected,“ write the experts on your Portal.
Affected thus, especially the spaces between the fingers and toes, wrists, ankles, armpits, elbows, nipples, and genitals.
Especially in infants and small children, the hairy head, the face, palms and Soles may be affected.
In addition, injured skin can ignite due to Scratching purulent. In case of prolonged attack as a reaction to the excreta of the mite are a large itchy rash with a needle can develop large blisters, reddened raised nodules or pustules.
High Risk Of Infection
Particularly easily can spread the Krätzmilbe in kindergartens, because there is a close body contact of children with each other. Scabies occurs in the Kindergarten, this must be after the infection law for the protection of the public health Department reported.
The number of unreported cases of the disease cases is likely to be higher, since any infested family members will not be covered.
“Only at first complaints of the parents to locate their offspring to the doctor. Affected children are contagious, and if the families know nothing of the infection,“ says Petzold.
“Itch mites can survive outside the human body for a few days and in this time a new host search,” says Petzold.
In the case of suspicion to the doctor
Anyone who suspects that itch mites on the body have spread, you should immediately consult a doctor, in order to mitigate the risk that other persons from the environment to be affected.
The chamber of pharmacists, Hessen declared in a message to the news Agency dpa, digging the tiny mites Tunnel under the skin and can, therefore, not easy to wash off.
The doctor, the patient’s skin is examined. The doctors can identify mites, usually under a microscope.
If, in fact, scabies is detected, the doctor prescribes, usually a special cream, which is applied to the entire body, with the palms of the hands and soles of the feet must not be forgotten.
The face can usually be omitted. After about eight to twelve hours, the product may be washed off again.
Until the Occurrence of the first symptoms can take a week
Family members should be best to also investigate. Because even if it itches you, you can be already infested.
According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) can take a first attack up to five weeks until the first symptoms occur.
Itch mites banish completely from the budget, advises Petzold, clothes and change of bed linen daily and wash at 60 degrees.
Towels should be renewed twice daily. Non-washable toys should be Packed from seven to 14 days air-tight in a plastic bag.
It is a good idea also upholstered furniture and mattresses daily with a strong vacuum cleaner to suck. (ad)