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Dr. Jamie Weisman of Medical Dermatology Specialists in Atlanta GA

Scabies is an intensely itchy skin condition caused by a tiny burrowing mite called Sarcoptes scabiei. Scabies is incredibly contagious, and it can easily spread through physical contact in family members, a child care facility, school, or nursing home. The tiny mite that burrows into the skin causes intense itching in the area of its borrows, and contact with these areas of skin can allow the mite to “jump” onto another person’s skin and begin burrowing there. Scabies is typically very readily treated through topical medication that kills the mites and their eggs. Because of the contagious nature of scabies, entire families or contact groups are typically treated in order to prevent another breakout from occurring.

Extreme itching is the most common sign of scabies, and this itching is typically worse at night. Thin “tracks” on the skin that are made up of tiny blisters or bumps are also normal, indicating that mites are burrowing through the skin. These burrow tracks are typically found in the folds of the skin with these areas being most prone to scabies:

  • Along the inside of the wrists
  • Between the fingers
  • Inner elbow
  • In armpits
  • Around the waist
  • Under the breasts
  • Crotch area
  • Between the buttocks
  • On the knees
  • On the soles of the feet
  • Folds of the neck

In those who have never been exposed to scabies, symptoms may take up to six weeks to develop. Even without obvious symptoms of scabies, it is still possible to spread this infection to others. If you have any signs that may indicate scabies, it is important to seek medical intervention right away. Other skin conditions such as dermatitis, eczema, and infection can be made worse or can be brought on by the intense itching and scratching associated with scabies.

At Medical Dermatology Specialists, we are here for all of your skin care needs. Contact our practice today to schedule an appointment.

Posted on behalf of Medical Dermatology Specialists, P.C.

5730 Glenridge Drive, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328

Phone: Call (404) 939-9220
FAX: (470) 312-2157

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Dr. Weisman was very professional, friendly, and engaged in conversation with terminology I would understand. Her beside manner was, quite frankly, surprising! It was one of the most comfortable visits I've ever experienced with a doctor.
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Dr. Weisman is a great doctor! She was very informative and personally! Her staff were very welcoming as well I'm glad I found her because she is the only doctor who truly explained what was going with me.
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I truly cannot express how thankful I am for this practice. I have been treated with kindness and immense care by every staff member I have encountered here. The nurses and assistants are beyond attentive and genuinely care for the patient. I have just received a treatment plan from Dr. Laura Biehl, and even if this particular treatment plan doesn't provide me relief, I am confident that Dr. Biehl will work to figure out a solution. She is extremely knowledgeable, listens to patient concerns, and takes time to answer patient questions. Dr. Biehl, and this practice are true gems. If you have any dermatological issues this practice is absolutely the best of the best.
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If your skin disease is affecting your quality of life or you have been told your skin disorder is no longer treatable, we invite you to discover our unique medical dermatology practice in Atlanta. You will find a team of experts in dermatology who are not only dedicated to treating your skin symptoms, but who will work with your primary care doctor and other specialists to give you the comprehensive skin care approach you need to be healthy. Dr. Weisman can show you what it means to have a doctor who is truly an advocate for your health.

Contact our Atlanta Dermatologist today for personalized care and strong expertise in skin care for your entire family.


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Medical Dermatology Specialists, P.C.


5730 Glenridge Drive, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328



Phone: (404) 939-9220
Fax: (470) 312-2157
Research Fax: (470) 312-2156

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Mon - Fri: 7:45AM - 4:45PM
Sat - Sun: Closed

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