How to Examine for Scabies

Common Symptoms of Scabies are:

  • Itching (worse at night)
  • Rash

Look at:

  1. Hands – look between fingers, palms, wrists
  2. Elbows
  3. Back – look between shoulder blades
  4. Armpits
  5. Waist – look at belt line all the way around
  6. Knees

(Wear gloves for each examination and change gloves between each exam.)

Look for:

Scabies can look like one of the following:

scabies_look_for

Photo Credits
1: Sarah Hannam 2: Recognizing and Treating Skin Conditions FlipChart. Menzies School of Health Research, 2009. 3: Goodheart, HP. Goodheart’s Photoguide of Common Skin Disorders, 2nd ed, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia 2003. Copyright ©2003
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. In: UpToDate, Post, TW (Ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA, 2014. 4: Recognizing and Treating Skin Conditions FlipChart. Menzies School of Health Research, 2009. 5: Fleisher, GR, Ludwig, S, Baskin, MN. Atlas of Pediatric Emergency Medicine,
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia 2004. Copyright ©2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. In: UpToDate, Post, TW (Ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA, 2014. 6: Image used with permission of the American Academy of Dermatology National Library of Dermatologic
Teaching Slides 7: www.visualdx.com. Copyright Logical Images, Inc.. In: UpToDate, Post, TW (Ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA, 2014. 8. Goodheart, HP. Goodheart’s Photoguide of Common Skin Disorders, 2nd ed, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia 2003. Copyright
©2003 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. In: UpToDate, Post, TW (Ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA, 2014


Los síntomas frecuentes de la sarna son:

  •  Picazón (peor durante la noche)
  • Sarpullido

Revise:

  1. Manos – mire entre los dedos, las palmas y las muñecas
  2. Codos
  3. Espalda – mire entre los omóplatos
  4. Axilas
  5. Cintura – mire a la altura del cinturón, todo alrededor
  6. Rodillas

(Use guantes para cada examen y cámbieselos entre uno y otro).

Fíjese si hay:

(La sarna puede verse de una de las siguientes maneras)

scabies_look_for_es

Fotografías de
1: Sarah Hannam 2: Recognizing and Treating Skin Conditions FlipChart. Menzies School of Health Research, 2009. 3: Goodheart, HP. Goodheart’s Photoguide of Common Skin Disorders, 2nd ed, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia 2003. Copyright ©2003
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. In: UpToDate, Post, TW (Ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA, 2014. 4: Recognizing and Treating Skin Conditions FlipChart. Menzies School of Health Research, 2009. 5: Fleisher, GR, Ludwig, S, Baskin, MN. Atlas of Pediatric Emergency Medicine,
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia 2004. Copyright ©2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. In: UpToDate, Post, TW (Ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA, 2014. 6: Imagen usada con el permiso de la Biblioteca Nacional de Diapositivas para la Enseñanza de Dermatología
de la Academia Estadounidense de Dermatología 7: www.visualdx.com. Copyright Logical Images, Inc.. In: UpToDate, Post, TW (Ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA, 2014. 8. Goodheart, HP. Goodheart’s Photoguide of Common Skin Disorders, 2nd ed, Lippincott Williams &
Wilkins, Philadelphia 2003. Copyright ©2003 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. In: UpToDate, Post, TW (Ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA, 2014

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