Crabs & Scabies

Crabs & Scabies

Disease:  Crabs & Scabies

Test/Treat: 

Scott County Health Department will test? yes
Scott County Health Department will treat? yes

What is it? How do I get it?

Tiny bugs - passed by coming in contact with someone or some thing infected

Symptoms:

  • CRABS
    • itching
    • May see small dark or red spots on skin
  • SCABIES
    • itching
    • May see lines of small red bumps, esp.on lower arms, around waist or in the webs of fingers

What happens if not treated?

  • Skin infections from scratching

How can I protect myself?

  • Know symptoms - LOOK for symptoms
  • Get treated
  • Do NOT share clothes or towels
  • Do NOT have sex until you and your partner is treated.

What to do:

  • Wash & clean all clothing, bedding and towels (Hot water & hot dryer)
  • *SCABIES - Take a bath, cover your body from head to soles of feet with medicine. After 8-14 hrs WASH medicine off in shower or bath
  • *LICE - Apply shampoo & leave on 10 minutes. Bath or shower. Comb pubic hair with fine-toothed comb - remove all bugs & eggs

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Keep in mind that…

  • STDs may be passed from person to person regardless of the presence of symptoms.
  • STDs may be passed through all forms of sexual contact (oral, anal, vaginal).
  • STDs if untreated may lead to more severe problems.
  • Alcohol and drugs decrease your ability to make good decisions regarding your sexual behavior.

 

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News & Notices

Scott County Health Department will be partnering with Greater Than AIDS and Walgreens Pharmacy for National HIV Testing Day 2017. Free rapid testing will be available at Walgreens Pharmacy, 1805 Brady Street Davenport on June 27, 28, and 29 from 3:00-7:00pm. Click here to learn more:
Posted: June 9, 2017
The weather is getting warmer and due to an increase in inquiries regarding patio rules, we have put together the following guidelines regarding animals and smoking.
Posted: April 21, 2017
Zika is a virus spread by the bite of an infected mosquito and can cause serious health problems for pregnant women and their babies. Learn more about Zika on the Scott County Health Department's Zika Virus webpage.
Posted: April 18, 2017