scabies on the skin

This may not be the exact look of your condition. Please confirm your diagnosis with your dermatologist.

What is it?

Scabies are tiny mites that cannot be seen by the human eye. These mites burrow within the skin where they lay their eggs and in a few weeks, hatch. The presence of the mites causes an extremely itchy allergic type rash. Scabies can easily spread to other people by direct contact, or contact with infected towels, clothing or sheets. People are often infected in community centers such as: schools, childcare centers, and nursing homes.


Itching, especially at night, will most likely be your first sign. Tiny red bumps or pimples can appear, developing into more crusty or scaly areas as the condition progresses. Our dermatologist will conduct a thorough head-to-toe examination and will look at a sample of an infected area under a microscope.

Treatment Options @ Pinnacle

Include but are not limited to:

Topical Medication to eliminate the mites
Oral Ivermectin on select cases
Oral Antihistamines to reduce itching
Topical Steroids to reduce itching
Systemic Steroids in severe cases to reduce itching