what is scabies? Scabies or itching problem in our country

Scabies or itching problem in our country
Scabies or itching problem in our country

Scabies or itching problem in our country ….what is scabies? cause of scabies. sing, symptoms, and how to prevention it.

The population problem is a burning question in Bangladesh. Overpopulation in Bangladesh is creating many health problems. There are many health problems but skin problem is a most common health problem. Cause it’s a contagious disease. There are many skin problem has but the most common skin problem is itching or scabies. About 70%-80% of people suffering it. It causes people to maintain poor hygiene.


What is scabies, what are the main cause of it?

Scabies is a contagious disease that is an infestation of the skin by the human itch mite. The microscopic scabies mite burrows into the upper layer of the skin where it lives and lays its eggs.

The main cause of it that people are in contact with affected skin.  Name of causative organism is sarcoptes scabei .

Sign and symptoms:

  • Scabies is often characterized by intense rash and itching.
  • Intense itching gets worse at night time.
  • We can notice blisters on our skin especially around the wrist elbow, knee, underarm, groin, and finger webs.
  • We can often sense sores from excessive scratching.
  • We may also notice a burrow on our fingers and toes.

How to diagnosis

.Nocturnal itching and pruritic papular lesion. For more confirmatory diagnosis demonstration of mite under a microscope by scraping the mite out of the burrow.


How to treat and prevent it?

  • Can take antihistamine.
  • Can be used as a topical scabicide.

  If scabies gets worse then you should contact a dermatologist.


 Scabies is prevented by avoiding direct skin-to-skin contact with an infected person or with items such as clothing or bedding used by an infected person.

Scabies treatment usually is recommended for members of the same household, particularly for those who have had prolonged skin-to-skin contact.

Long time scabies show some complications

  • Acute glomerulonephritis most commonly shows in children and infants.
  • Eczimatization and lichenification.
  • Scarification.
  • Infections: Due to pyoderma,impetigo,carbuncle,peduncle.

If we are properly maintaining hygiene then we can be getting decrease this problem.