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Scabies, Head Lice (Pediculosis Capitis) and Tinea Corporis (Ringworm) in Children

by Brian Alverson, MD
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    The lecture Scabies, Head Lice (Pediculosis Capitis) and Tinea Corporis (Ringworm) in Children by Brian Alverson, MD is from the course Pediatric Dermatology. It contains the following chapters:

    • Scabies
    • Pediculosis (Lice)
    • Tinea Corporis (Ringworm)

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    1. They are treated usually with 0.5% malathion or benzyl alcohol shampoo.
    2. Without combing recurrence is inevitable.
    3. Bag all bedding and stuffed animals for 24 hours.
    4. Repeat shampooing is usually not necessary.
    5. It is more common in adults than children.
    1. Itching is due to the male mite.
    2. Severe itching after 2 weeks of exposure.
    3. Skin lesions are or palms and soles.
    4. More itching ours at night.
    5. Lesions are of small are papulovesicular nature.
    1. Itching with skin lesions and burrows.
    2. Itching on palms and soles.
    3. Itching on all parts of the body.
    4. Severe itching occurs while sleeping.
    5. Lesions are always vesicular in nature.
    1. 5% permethrin lotion below the neck for 12 hours.
    2. 5% Malathion lotion below neck.
    3. 0.5% permethrin lotion below neck for 12 hours.
    4. 25% benzyl benzoate below the neck for 5 hours.
    5. Malation lotion on face and scalp.
    1. Avoid use of fine tooth combs.
    2. Use of 0.5% malathion solution.
    3. Benzyl alcohol shampoo for resistant lice.
    4. Bag all bedding/pillows for a week.
    5. Repeat treatment for one week.
    1. Wash the lesions regularly with benzyl benzoate.
    2. Use of topical antifungal.
    3. Oral antifungal can also be used.
    4. Infected dogs should be treated.
    5. Infected cats should be treated.

    Author of lecture Scabies, Head Lice (Pediculosis Capitis) and Tinea Corporis (Ringworm) in Children

     Brian Alverson, MD

    Brian Alverson, MD


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