Scabies infection in a small child is a torture for the child and the parent. The child cannot express his agony and the parent feels helpless and distraught.
The first symptoms of Scabies that a child will display will be a rash, itchiness, and extreme discomfort. Small red bumps might show in the folds of the skin in the fingers, neck, palms and soles of the feet.
The parent will also see red lines which are the burrows of the mites under the skin. As in any other disease, the child should be taken to the doctor immediately for a precise diagnosis.
If he’s found to have scabies, doctors may resort to any of the following treatments:
1. Permethrin Based Treatment
Most doctors will prescribe a permethrin based treatment for all children above 2 months age. But users should be aware that permethrin is a pesticide, and they should consider in advance if they want to expose their child to pesticides at such a young age.
2. Crotamiton Cream Treatment
If the child is not taken to the doctor right away the infection might get worse and then he needs to be treated to a Crotamiton based cream. Any rash in a child should be shown to a doctor right away, especially if the rashes are covering new areas every day.
3. Sulfur Based Treatment
Instead of exposing your child to such harsh chemicals opt for a safe sulfur based alternative, Dr.Scabies. It is a natural product with no side effects and fully approved by the HPUS. The mites and the infection will vanish in no time with its use without producing any side effect.