Patient discussion about bumps

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Q. Can scabies be on the face?

About a week ago, several bumps, red and itchy, appeared on my face. I have had scabies on other parts of my body and although it feels quite similar, it doesn’t really look the same. Can it be scabies? Is it other thing?
A1If you indeed have scabies on your face, it may come from two sources: either from your scalp, where it hides when you treat the rest of your body, or your pillow. First you should be sure it's scabies (have you seen a doctor?) If it's scabies, try to wash all your pillows and change them, and then treat your face.
A2The bad news are that yes. Scabies can appear on your face. The good news are that usually it can be treated. However, it may look or feel different than scabies on other parts of your body. You should consult your doctor to make a more specific diagnosis.
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