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how do you get scabies in the first place

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Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
39 years experience Pain Management
Perhaps not scabies: If you have been treating yourself then get in to see a doctor. If your doctor has been treating you and it hasn't cleared up it may not be scabies. A ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Wrong question: It is very important that BOTH of you be treated for scabies at the same time, even if she has no symptoms. Every other contact and every other person ... Read More
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A 30-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
Dr. Michelle Karten
22 years experience Pediatrics
Direct contact: Scabies is caused by the human itch mite. The symptoms are caused when the mite burrows in to your skin. You can acquire them through direct skin - to ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Scabies: Itch mites are tiny parasites that burrow into the upper layers of the skin to feed, causing intense itching and a rash. Scabies is the medical term f ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Mamelak
21 years experience Dermatology
Catching scabies : Scabies is often caught from other people infested with scabies. Living in close quarters and sexual contact are common ways scabies is transmitted.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Diabo
22 years experience Pediatrics
Contact: Scabies can be transmitted from person to person through direct contact, or through shared bedding, towels, and clothing of an infested person. Body l ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes : Yes, it is a people skin infection.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Haley
23 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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