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does scabies cause fever

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
No,but...: No unless the bites develop a secondary bacterial infection. An abcess or cellulitis may result, causing a fever.

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
35 years experience Pediatrics
No: But if you get secondary skin infection, thereis a possibility.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Fever: Scabies is an itchy, contagious skin condition caused by infestation by the mite sarcoptes scabiei. Direct skin-to-skin contact is the mode of transmi ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Never Heard of That: Scabies is a very uncomfortable skin infection with no other complications.Except secondary skin infection from scratching. This rarely may cause feve ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
29 years experience Pediatrics
Scabies: Get it checked by your physician to make sure there is no secondary bacterial infection
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Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
24 years experience Pediatrics
Rashes: Rashes are difficult to diagnose when a patient is not in front of me but I can say that scabies causes intense itch in most patients. I'm not sure a ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
22 years experience Pediatrics
Most likely a virus: Scabies infection rarely has systemic symptoms (overall symptoms). Usually scabies symptoms are localized to the skin where you are being affected. ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Skin mites: Skin mites (Sarcoptes scabiei) burrow under the skin and cause an inflammatory reaction. Treatment is by prescription and should be done promptly; it ... Read More
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A 59-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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: In fact the intense itching is mostly from an allergic reaction to the mite droppings.
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