The National Health Service (NHS) has said it is not prepared to prescribe scabies antibiotics because of the risk of infection from them.
Key points:Dr Michael Kiefer, from the University of Sydney, said scabies is more resistant to antibiotics than some common coldsScabies is a respiratory infection which can cause a cold-like illnessThe department said the use of antibiotics could reduce the risk to patientsDr Kiefor said: “The problem with scabies antibiotic use is that it is often used to treat milder cases of the cold, so when we use them in combination with other drugs, it is likely to have an adverse effect.”
He said there is a risk that people may be exposed to more of the bacteria that cause the cold than normal, as a result of scabies being resistant to certain antibiotics.
He said the department was not prepared for the possibility that some patients would develop a case of the disease.
Dr Kieler said scabbards would have to be replaced with plastic ones and the new ones would be tested by a pharmacist.
He suggested that the use and use of scabbard covers would be banned, so that people could be vaccinated in the event of an outbreak.
“What we would not do is to put scabbar covers in people’s mouths and allow them to get contaminated,” he said.
“We would be going beyond the boundaries of acceptable practice.”
He also said that the department had been told there would be a “significant number of cases of scabbed-on-the-mouth” in Australia in 2018.
“Scabbed on the mouth is a very, very rare condition,” Dr Kiefr said.
“It is a real problem for a lot of people and it is very difficult to get scabbared on the face.”
The number of people who have scabbled their mouth is very, much smaller than the number of those who have had their eyes broken.
“Dr Kildee said the government was also not prepared yet to consider the use or potential for using the drug mupirocin in the treatment of scabby cases.
He added that muprocin is not as widely used as the antibiotics, which is why it could potentially have an impact on patients’ chances of developing the disease in the future.
He also suggested that a “pro-active vaccine” could be made available for use against scabies.
He advised people to seek medical advice if they were concerned about scabies symptoms.”
It is important that people not get scabies and get vaccinated, but do get tested, especially if they are new to the area,” Dr Wainwright said.
He urged people to get the vaccine as soon as possible and advised that people should also avoid touching infected areas.”
Don’t wear gloves, especially in the case of scabs,” he added.”
There is a lot to be done before we see a significant reduction in the number and severity of cases.
“He added there was still a long way to go before the disease becomes more common.”
This is a pandemic,” Dr Molloy said.