Last year dug fnatmider themselves under the skin of almost twice as many as in 2016.
It shows figures from the www.sundhedsdata.dk.
After several years to have registered around 400 to 500 outpatient visits as a result of scabies was there last year recorded 968 cases.
Scabies is a contagious skin disease that is brought about by the fnatmider. Miderne live in the skin, where the rodent times and cause itching. The itching will eventually spread to the whole body.
DR News has spoken with several departments at hospitals, which have been in contact with the many new cases of scabies.
At the Odense university Hospital has been experienced, that the number of cases has increased tremendously. It tells Sanne Thil Eriksen, who is afdelingssygeplejerske to DR.
- before we saw about 14 of the month, so we have been up to see the 81 in a month here in recent years, she says to DR.
- We see perhaps more than we should do, but for the patients ' sake, we take them in, for the clubs very, very much.
the Same message is read from the hudafdelingen at Bispebjerg.
- It may very well be a sign of an epidemic, says Carsten Sand, md of the department, to the DR, on the many cases.
He believes that there very well may be a problem at european level.
Earlier this month wrote to several Danish media, including TV2 and Ekstra Bladet, Vejstrup Efterskole in Svendborg, denmark had to close because of scabies.
250 students were sent home, because you would of with the fnatmider, who had troubled ten pupils, before they spread.
As the scabies also spreads through the fabric, such as linen, consists of a treatment not only of the individual person, but also of washing at 60 degrees of bedding and clothing.
If your clothes does not tolerate such high degrees, it can be put in the freezer.
After two to four days without contact to the skin will mite die.
How to detect scabies
the Scabies (scabies) is caused by infestation with fnatmiden, which is 0.25 mm wide and can be seen only with the microscope. The most prevalent symptom is the rather sudden development of intense, generalized itching, which usually occurs 2-6 weeks after smittetidspunktet for those who are infected for the first time. The itching is worst at bedtime, when the heat gets fnatmiderne to be more active. Fnatmiden can survive outside the body for up to 36 hours at room temperature
the skin symptoms show themselves as a rash with small pale or blisters, especially in the thin skin at the fingermellemrummene and on the fingers, elbows, brystpartiet and in the groin. Gradually is also seen kradsningsmærker because of the excessive itching.
the Infection occurs through close and direct contact among close family members (sovefællesskab).
the Spill shortly after smittetidspunktet, and treatment is initiated.
Itching developed of not previously infected after 4 weeks and in previously infected after a few days.
Scabies by the itching, which occurs 3-6 weeks after infection. The itching is most pronounced at night. The clubs over most of the body. Children under 1 year are also attacked in the face and hårbund.
Even by pronounced itching, there are often only a few kradsemærker and bumps on the skin.
It can be difficult to make a diagnosis especially in people with high personal hygiene.
By itching and suspected scabies, the doctor must be contacted for the purpose of diagnosis and treatment. When it is identified with scabies, should be given treatment for all in the household and to persons who have lain in the same bed as the infected.
It is important that all be treated simultaneously, since the other members of the family can be infected, although they have not yet acquired symptoms. Towels and bed linen washed at min. 60 ° C in connection with the examination.
After treatment, there is no longer risk of infection, but the itching might still persist in some time.
You should be aware of the itching and the rash of children in the 3-6 weeks after the last case.read more Close