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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Balin
46 years experience Dermatology
Scabies: See your dermatologist. It should only take a maximum of 3 applications of medicine on days 1, 2 and 8 to cure scabies you have to put the medicine o ... Read More
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A 30-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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes : Yes, it is a people skin infection.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
24 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It is a pretty common peditric disease.
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
A 49-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 32-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 39-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. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: If re-exposed, you can get it numerous times. You do not develop immunity. However, it can take 6 or more weeks for the itching and rashes associated ... Read More
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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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Perhaps: Scabies is usually transmitted by direct skin-to-skin contact but less often it can be transmitted from objects (towel, bed sheets, shared clothing, ... Read More

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