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samsamsam0341 posted:
My 10 year old son had a friend spend a few nights at my house about a week ago and his mother called today and said that the rash on his back was scabbies. I am terrified that we have got them, I also have a 1 year old son. I've looked on the internet about it and it says it could take up to 6 weeks before you know if we have caught them. I need some advice, please help someone
FCL responded:
The first thing to do is to calm down. There's no reason to be "scared to death" nor "terrified". Scabies are treatable. There is even a treatment for babies :)

If I were you, I'd see my doctor about getting treated for them "just in case" rather than wait to see whether you have them or not. You'll need a prescription. There is nothing OTC that works. Sorry.

Here's some information on scabies that you might find useful.

Oh, and I would let the child's mother know that it is NOT COOL to let her child go to sleepovers without letting the other parents know he has scabies.

Good luck!

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