Before Your Doctor’s Appointment — Preparation Tips

Before your doctor’s appointment, it’s a good idea to be prepared, as this will help you get the most out of the appointment. Here are some things you can do to prepare for your appointment:

Know Your Medical History

Include information such as:

  • Any allergies you, your parents, or siblings have.
  • Any past or present medical problems you’ve had.
  • A list of all medications and supplements (otc or prescription) that you’re currently taking.

Describe Your Symptoms

It’s helpful if you can describe your symptoms to your doctor. Obviously, you’ll also want to mention how long you’ve been experiencing any and all symptoms when seeking scabies treatment.

Questions Your Doctor Might Ask You

Your doctor will likely ask you questions relating to your medical history and symptoms. They also might ask:

  • Have any family members, your spouse, or other close contacts recently experienced similar symptoms?
  • Have you been in close contact with anyone since you noticed these symptoms?
  • Are you sexually active?
  • Are you pregnant, nursing, or planning to become pregnant?

Questions You Might Want to Ask Your Doctor

  • Are you sure it’s scabies?
  • What are the treatment options?
  • What are the side effects of those treatments?
  • Are there any alternative or natural treatments worth considering?
  • Are there any supplementary treatments that might be helpful in the treatment process?
  • When will my symptoms go away?
  • When should I contact you if my symptoms haven’t gone away?
  • What can I take to help with the itching?
  • Should I avoid close contact with my family members or spouse while I’m being treated? If so, for how long?
  • Should my family members also be treated?


Obviously, those are just a few appointment preparation tips that may be beneficial to you. Feel free to ask any questions you think are appropriate when you go to see your doctor.

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