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Fairmont area sees outbreak of scabies

September 27, 2013

FAIRMONT — About a month ago, The Clinic at Walmart started seeing a trend: patients with bug bites that itched so bad they were unable to sleep....

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Nov-13-13 7:12 PM

Ok how dumb is this news? Tell whats happening, then say a cream will get rid of it, but not mention what the cream is? Come on people,what cream is it that will cure this breakout? I don't have it but just pointing it out so others can get a jump start on it!

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Oct-04-13 10:26 AM

I happen to think she does a great job. Where do you all get your medical degrees since you obviously think you know more than she does. Also? This - ***********wmur****/news/nh-news/dozens-of-exeter-hospital-employees-treated-for-scabies/-/9857858/22245130/-/h35v0d/-/index.html?hpt=us_bn7

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Sep-27-13 11:40 AM

Anyone reading this should be aware that this has been an exceptionally bad year for Chiggers also. Chiggers are much less invasive than scabies but itch like h*** for a much longer time than a mosquito bite. The irritation often doesn't show up for a day or 2 after the exposure to the critter. Chiggers could very well be the culprit in many cases. I ran into them 3 times myself this summer and have had numerous friends experiencing the same. I hope this article doesn't start a scare that anyone who ran into intense itching from bites thinks they have scabies!

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Sep-27-13 11:18 AM

Only in Fairmonr would it be miss diagnos. We get all the reject doctor. The ones that are good never stay around, they move on right away. I NEVER doctor here.

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Sep-27-13 11:13 AM

If you saw her don't necessarily believe her diagnosis - go to a real doctor. I went there and her immediate diagnosis was scabies. WRONG!!

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Sep-27-13 7:21 AM

This reported 'outbreak' of scabies is exceptionally questionable. The diagnosis should ideally be based on finding a genuine scabies mite or egg within the skin. The presumptive diagnosis, based on the appearance of the lesions, is often wrong. Furthermore, transmission is mainly from prolonged direct contact with an infested person or his/her bedding. There's no indication from this report that these people had such contact. Finally, scabies mites burrow into the skin. They do not bite. Hence, public health officials should closely scrutinize the actions by those who 'diagnosed' and treated these cases. Something seems amiss.

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