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female, 49 recent full bloods all normal tried aveeno, diprobase, fucidin cream doctors have given diagnosis of dillusional parasitosis but symptoms are very apparent. for three years itching all over small brown spots that look like freckles appearing all over body larger red spots that scab over urine output greatly reduced genitals completely numb, no sensation skin going numb including scalp nails thickened am really worried it's scabies as had symptoms three years I feel now it could never be cured. live with two daughters, they both have a few brown spots but they say they are just freckles, and they both say they are not bothered by any of the other symptoms I haveone of my daughters has mild excema but in last three years has flared badly also my hair, eyelashes and pubic hair are falling out. doctors all say its not scabies but offer no other reason for symptoms am so worried about contagion won't leave the house do you think it could be contagious/parasitic? can't eat or sleep so worried please reply ASAP I would appreciate it so much many thanks also have a crawling tingling sensation in skin - Asked by D K on 26-Feb-2015 14:43:17

Answer Count: 1    Disorder Type: Skin and subcutaneous disorders
  • Answered by Dr. on 27-Feb-2015 10:15:26


    You have several symptoms but no laboratory data. Amongst the clinical features one considers following:Body hair decrease,Scalp hair loss,
    Generalized pruritus,Itching,Skin lesions,Skin eruptions,Skin pigmentation raise,Skin rash,Skin thickening,Skin ulcer,Numbness,Pigmentation
    Urine volume decrease,Thickened tethered skin etc. Amongst infections one can consider viral hepatitis or pyelonephritis, autoimmune disease like multiple sclerosis or vasculitis, mixed connective tissue disease. One needs to rule out diabetes mellitus or nephrotic syndrome or other conditions leading to dehydration. A complete check up and full laboratory investigations followed by general physician and a good dermatological evaluation is needed for arriving at a diagnosis. Even if normal reports, inclusion of available reports would have helped.

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