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Eczema confused for scabies!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 29, 2007
  • 01:15 PM

When I was in high school I went to the school nurse because I had a rash on my arm. She looked at me and said," oh no! You have scabies. We need to send you home immediatly." After I went home the school called my mother with the news. Apparently they called an emmergency check, like they did in elementry school if a child had been in school with lice. Line up all the children in the school and the nurses would check everyone for lice. Well, I went to the doctor after I left school and it took the doctor not even one second to know that I had eczema. Hopefully schools are more careful about who they hire that call themselves "nurses".

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