Holistic Management of A 5 Year Old Boy with Skabies Through Family Medicine Approach In Gedong Air Public Health Center


  • Brigitta Olivia Sinulingga Medical Faculty, Lampung University
  • Sahab H Sibuea Medical Faculty, Lampung University
  • Nadia Afifah Medical Faculty, Lampung University




Family Doctor, Holistic Diagnosis, Scabies


Scabies is an infestation of the parasite Sarcoptes scabiei var homini on the skin which is characterized by itching complaints and various clinical presentations. Based on data from the Lampung Provincial Health Office, it shows that there is an increase in the number of new cases of scabies from year to year. This disease is a disease that can be prevented by changing the behavior of the patient. Family doctor practice are evidence-based medicine by identifying risk factors, clinical problems, and patient management based on patient problems with a patient centered and family approach. This study is a case report. Primary data were obtained through history taking, physical examination, labs exam and home visits to assess the physical environment. Assessment based on a holistic diagnosis from the beginning to the end. Prior to the intervention, the patient's knowledge about the disease he suffered was lacking with poor hygiene behavior. Family knowledge about scabies is still low. After the intervention, there was a change in behavior and a decrease in patient complaints. After the treatment was carried out on the patient, there was an improvement in the knowledge regarding the disease, as well as an improvement in life habits.


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How to Cite

Sinulingga, B. O., Sibuea, S. H., & Nadia Afifah. (2023). Holistic Management of A 5 Year Old Boy with Skabies Through Family Medicine Approach In Gedong Air Public Health Center. Medical Profession Journal of Lampung, 13(4), 534-542. https://doi.org/10.53089/medula.v13i4.673