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do you get scabies from being dirty

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 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

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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Scabies: Direct skin-to-skin contact is the mode of transmission. Scabies mites are very sensitive to their environment. They can only live off of a host body ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Scabies: Scabies is gotten from another person's infected skin. Not sure what you mean by the word 'dirty'. In medicine being sexual is not 'dirty' it is norma ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Scabies: The scabies mite is a microscopic parasite that is passed from the skin of an infected person to another, usually by close physical contact. The mite ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Close contacts: Scabies is a very itchy skin condition caused by tiny mites that burrow under the skin. It is passed from person to person, usually within a household ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Transmission.: Scabies is usually spread by close physical contact. It can also be spread by using the same bedding or clothing as someone who is infected with scabi ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Haley
22 years experience Dermatology
Close contact: It is a mite that lives on the body and can be transferred by close bodily contact. It can take up to 6 weeks to cause symptoms after the contact occ ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Black
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Scabies is not a sexually transmitted disease. Anyone can get scabies from close contact with another infected individual.
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A member asked:
Dr. Alan Greene
33 years experience Pediatrics
Skin to skin: Scabies is a parasite that causes a very itchy skin rash. You contract scabies by touching someone who has it, or by sharing clothing or bedding with ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Contact: Scabies is usually spread by close physical contact. It can also be spread by using the same bedding or clothing as someone who is infected with scabi ... Read More

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