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Question: tiny red itchy bumps on inner and back of thighs


 ren0226 - Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:44 am

they are tiny bumps that are incredibly itchy. I had scabies for a long time and no longer have them, but the itchiness on the thighs remains. I don't itch anywhere else so i don't believe that its scabies anymore. It is very annoying and i don't have insurance so i cant get it checked out right now. please help!!
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:30 pm

User avatar Hello,Even long after the scabies mites have been killed the body reacts to the dead mites by a delayed hypersensitivity mechanism.There may be areas of itching and could cause disturbed sleep.Recurrence is unlikely if all family members have been treated.There areas have to be treated by external application of moderately potent steroid,and antihistaminics at bedtime should resolve the issue.Do consult in any case.Best wishes.

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