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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

Links:

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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