The health insurance Barmer evaluated the regulations with the active substances permethrin and ivermectin in the years 2016 and 2017. In the national average, about 70 percent more prescriptions have been issued. Also, the DAK cash register reports an increase in scabies treatments.
Dissemination in kindergartens
The main symptom of scabies is severe itching. Those affected would not be ashamed, a contagion with scabies could hit anyone, said the Barmer.
The itch mite could be particularly easy in kindergartens spread, because there is a close physical contact of children with each other. If the scabies occur in kindergarten, this must be reported to the health department.
Itch mites can survive for a few days outside the human body and seek a new host during this time. In case of illness clothing and bed linen should be changed daily and washed at 60 degrees. Non-washable toys should be packaged airtight for one to two weeks.