scabies lead to skin cancer

Can Scabies Lead to Skin Cancer?

scabies lead to skin cancer

Scabies is a skin condition caused by the scabies mite and it affects millions of people annually. It spreads through close physical contact that can be a hand shake or through sex. Scabies can also be spread by sharing the patient’s belongings including bedding, clothing, and even furniture.

The mites produce a skin rash made up of small red bumps and blisters.

Every year scabies infects over 300 million humans worldwide. Around 1 million people get infested with scabies in the United States.

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  • The scabies mite is microscopic in nature and creates deep burrows inside the skin where it lays eggs to multiply.
  • The scabies mite cannot survive only for 48-72 hours without human skin.
  • The early symptoms of scabies are itching and rashes all over the body which continues to grow if left untreated.
  • On an average there are almost 15-20 mites present on the body of a person infested with scabies.
  • People working in nursing homes, prisons and children are at higher risk of contracting scabies than others.
  • Scabies can be treated with permethrin, sulphur which is present in many medicines for scabies cure.

Is skin cancer a result of scabies?

  • Scabies if not treated properly can get worse. Norwegian scabies is a complicated stage of scabies in which the person has around hundred to thousand of mites present in the body under the skin crusts.
  • In a least case, Scabies can also lead to Skin cancer. Although this is not commonly seen but since scabies is a kind of skin infection only which can get worse over time.
  • So, if you treat scabies on time and take necessary precautions it can never prove fatal to you. The only thing needed is proper care and following the instructions of the doctor.

Treating scabies

Since scabies is a highly contagious disease, therefore it is recommended that any kind of contact with the patient of scabies should be avoided but irrespective of the symptoms status all household members should be treated for scabies.

  • If you are living in a house along with a scabies patient, it is must for you to get treated and if you had sex with a person who was later detected with scabies you should immediately see the doctor.
  • There are many lotions and creams used to treat scabies but its best to consult your doctor to get the right advice.
  • The creams use to cure scabies are generally topical medications  which contain permethrin cream, sulfur ointment, extracted from coconut oil, palm and jojoba extracts.
  • Ivermectin, an oral medication is recommended for people who develop crusted scabies due to neglected treatment. But this medicine is not safe for pregnant or nursing women and children weighing below 33 lbs.
  • Antihistamines and anti-itching lotions are also prescribed by the doctors for fast relief in itching and rashes.
  • It’s best to follow the prescribed medications as they can speed up the recovery process by quickly killing the mites. Initially the itching may increase but after continued treatment, some relief is definitely observed.

But in some cases a prolonged treatment is required to get fully rid of the scabies mites.

Many doctors also recommend Dr Scabies cream because it is a popular cream known for bringing fast relief and is also safe for use. It has no side-effects because it has natural and pure ingredients approved by (HPUS)Homeopathic Pharmacopoiea of United States.

How to prevent re-infestation of Scabies

To prevent re-infestation of scabies, take the following steps:

  • Disinfect everything you use in a day and do not repeat it the next day. Washing   regularly all clothes, towels, bed sheets, pillow covers is must. Wash with hot soapy water and don’t forget to dry on high heat after washing.
  • Seal items which cannot be washed daily. Even cover your TV remote with a saran wrap and pack everything else in a plastic bag for few weeks.
  • Disinfect the entire room with the vacuum cleaner including carpets and rugs and dispose off the canister later.
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Fraxel Pain – How Painful is It?

Fraxel Laser treatment is a laser therapy used to treat skin ailments such as acne and scars. FDA has approved Fraxel laser treatment for coagulation of soft tissues,, correcting the wrinkles, treating the pigmented skin and lesions. It enables faster healing of the skin and also increases the beauty of the face.

Fraxel laser treatment revamps the sun damaged and wrinkled skin by improving its texture. It not just works on the face but also is good to be applied on neck, arms, hands, chest and it suits to all skin types and even tanned skin.

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Fraxel Technology

Fraxel Laser treatment is a laser therapy used to treat skin ailments such as acne and scars. FDA has approved Fraxel laser treatment for coagulation of soft tissues,, correcting the wrinkles, treating the pigmented skin and lesions. It enables faster healing of the skin and also increases the beauty of the face.

Fraxel laser treatment revamps the sun damaged and wrinkled skin by improving its texture. It not just works on the face but also is good to be applied on neck, arms, hands, chest and it suits to all skin types and even tanned skin.

How to decide if your skin needs Fraxel?

Since Fraxel suits to all skin types therefore any one can choose this treatment. But people who have a damaged skin due to sun exposure, melasma, wrinkles, acne, improper skin texture or any other skin damage condition can opt for Fraxel treatment.

Anybody is looking for a skin treatment and can afford time, money and efforts needed for this can easily go for this treatment.  

Pregnant women or someone with a cold sore then one should avoid taking this treatment.

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Procedure for fraxel treatment

The Fraxel laser is made to enter the skin with the help of microscopic beams. The damages skin is removed by fractions which heals the skin. It will work upon acne, skin irregularities and treat your skin with whatever is required for your skin.

Benefits of fraxel laser treatment

  • It lessens wrinkles, brown spots and can turn dull skin tone into a bright one. This skin texture is expected after two skin treatments.
  • Thulium is used for treatment for melasma for individuals with light skin tone. But melasma generally bounces back after 6-8 months
  • Scars are usually treated with RE:Store and it takes around 5 treatments to achieve the best results.

Once you have started with the treatment it’s good to stay connected with your aesthetician for proper care and future advice.  

Side-effects and risks involved

The thing that holds back many people to take up this procedure is the intense pain that is involved during the treatment. These treatments are obviously painful and sometimes it causes too much of anxiety to the patients.

The best way to avoid excess of pain during the treatment is by usage of a numbing cream. Dr Numb is one of the popular numbing agents in the market. It has no side-effects and has been approved by FDA for use in dermatological purposes. Dr Numb’s cream has a long lasting numbing impact due to presence of lidocaine  which keeps the area insensitive towards the pain.

But in some cases like thulium or the treatments which include both thulim and re:store swelling and redness lasts for a long time. The skin has to kept sun protected for some time after treatment to avoid any complications.

In some cases hypo or hyper pigmentation in also seen after the treatment is over. Although it can be treated with creams or laser treatment in case it gets complicated but there are very less chances of it getting complicated.

But you need not to worry so much as your aesthetician is going to guide you well and make sure no such complication occurs.