scabies
SCABIES
Scabies is a contagious disease caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei var hominis.
The affected individual usually complains of having a highly pruritic rash that occurs at night.
It occurs more often in children <15 years of age, sexually active young adults, the immunocompromised and in persons living in crowded living conditions (eg nursing homes, military barracks).
Transmission is typically by direct skin contact with an infected person and in adults, sexual transmission is common.

Scabies Drug Information

Drug Information

Indication: Scabies, pediculosis due to head, body & crab lice.

Nixoderm
benzoic acid + salicylic acid + sulfur precipitate...
Sasderm
salicylic acid + sulphur precipitated
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