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Are there people more susceptible to scabies

A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Depietro
34 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Some get bad case: More specifically people with immune system deficiencies can get a much more severe form of the disease with a greater burden of mites and more inflam ... Read More
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Probably : It is probably related more to behavior that increases risk. This is not proven.

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
No: I see very few cases if any in children. All that i've treated were in adults, primarily young ones.
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Not necessarily : All people exposed to it are potential hosts but those with deficient immune systems are more likely to get norwegian scabies , a more complicated typ ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Some basics: The scabies mite is passed by direct contact. We see it pass from kid to kid sometimes if they play in close proximity. Wrestlers, bed partners, etc. ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Relax: Even if the person you love is crawling with scabies, that's no reason not to snuggle up and be happy together. You can both be treated at the same ti ... Read More
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Dr. Laura Webb
12 years experience Pediatrics
5% permethrin cream: This cream is available by prescription and can be used in children as young as 2 months. The cream should be massaged into the skin from scalp to le ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
22 years experience Family Medicine
Elimite (permethrin): Scabies are a very small insect that burrow under the skin of an infected person and cause intense itching and a red rash, particularly on the hands, ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Scabies: Scabies is an itchy, highly contagious skin condition caused by an infestation by the itch mite sarcoptes scabiei. Direct skin-to-skin contact is the ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Bugs: These are nasty little critters that burrow under your skin and itch like crazy.Get to a dr soon and get some shampoo to kill them.They can spread ver ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Scabies: Scabies in people is cause by a mite called Sacroptes Scabieivar. Hominis.Scabies looks like lines of burrows on skin made w little mounds or blisters ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
35 years experience Pediatrics
Infesting parasite: Scabies is a common infestation caused by the arthropod sarcoptes scabiei. The mite is transmitted via prolonged direct human contact. The main presen ... Read More
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