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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Scabies: Scabies is an infestation of the skin by the human itch mite (sarcoptes scabiei var. Hominis). The microscopic scabies mite burrows into the upper lay ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Infection: Scabies in people is cause by a mite called sacroptes scabieivar. Hominis. Scabies is usually spread by close physical contact. It can also be spread ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
No: No. Have a healthy diet, exercise, drink plenty of water, have safe sex, if you do, and get HPV vaccine.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
43 years experience Dermatology
Scabies: It is possible to get scabies on the face. However, for unknown reasons it is not the typical location. Often the head is spared. However, if the para ... Read More
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Dr. Candace Spann
21 years experience Dermatology
Less likely: While you can get scabies on your face, it is less likely in an adult with a normal immune system. Scabies mites are typically in the web spaces oh th ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
No, you get scabies: From being in contact with scabies. Scabies is usually spread by close physical contact. It can also be spread by using the same bedding or clothing a ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Scabies: Scabies mites that live on pets are different from the ones found on humans. But, mites on pets may be transmitted to you from an infested pet. They c ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Not expensive: Scabies mites do not live much longer than 2-3 days off of human skin. Machine wash all linens, towels, clothes and put through full dryer cycle. Vacu ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Repeat in 1 week: Apply lotion from neck for entire body. Leave on overnight. Launder sheets and pillow case in hot water wash. Itching can be treated post treatmeant w ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Scabies is highly communicable as the pests can travel from one person to another rather easily.
A female asked:
Dr. Shalini Sethi
21 years experience Pediatrics
Scabies: Yes it can occur again
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
43 years experience Dermatology
Scabies: Anyone can catch scabies. No age rule.
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