Poison Ivy or Scabies or Both?
Alright, I just saw a NP for what I thought was Poison Ivy/Oak/Sumac.....IDK. She said that it presents itself in two different ways....one as poison ivy and the other as scabies. I have a service dog and we hike a lot and he sleeps in my bed at night with me. She said that I could get Scabies from the dog as Scabies need blood. However, my wife said she Googled Scabies and it says that an animal can not transfer Scabies to a human host. The NP prescribed me a 12 day cycle of Prednisone. If the Prednisone doesn't work, I guess, she will treat me for scabies. Please have a look at my photo that I'm posting. The photos show two different types of sores. One....the very large purple/red wound started off as a thorn scrape and has turned into this huge sore. The little pimple looking sores, she believes may be Scabies. Can anyone confirm or deny her diagnosis? I'm hoping this is a one stop rash and not a multiple issue. Thanks for your help in advance.