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    Unhappy I don't know if I have scabies or not, help :(

    I am very concerned about scabies. I have been really itchy at some points throughout the last month or so but not every day or constantly, and I don't have any major rash. I do have the occasional spot or red blotch/mark but I didn't think this was caused by scabies as they appear individually and far apart. I have been very itchy in my nose and it is not down to allergies so if I do have scabies I'm concerned they are in my facial area as well as my body.

    Are burrow marks easy to tell apart from other commonly seen skin marks, I have always had not very clear skin so I'm finding it difficult to tell apart. Are the burrow marks itchy and do they usually appear alongside a rash?

    My doctors are busy and I won't be able to see one for at least a month.

    The itching on my body (other than inside my nose) isn't really bad now at all, and is no different at night to how it is during the day.

    Does this sound anything like scabies? I have a phobia of insects/parasites and I really don't want it to be that. I can provide images of anything I see on my body if I get any replies.

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    **Deepak Ghimire** Male

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    Your condition doesn't look like scabies, could be allergy to something.. Do you often get wheal or its just itching? r u married? any contraception pills? you may take some antihistamines (fexofenadine 180) that might help... if not improved, may need some lab work ( complete blood count, blood sugar, urea creatine and so so).

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    I went to the doctors today and saw a nurse, she said it didn't look like I had scabies by looking at my skin. I didn't mention my nostrils itching as I was scared she would just send me out or say something like you can't get them above your neck. I took an anti histamine the other day and it didn't help.. She did a urine test and said my blood sugar levels were fine. If she can't see evidence of scabies on my skin then does that mean it's unlikely to be that in my nostrils?? Thanks for the reply by the way.

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