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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Scabies: Scabies is a skin infection caused by a mite called sarcoptes scabiei. It can cause intense itching which worsens at night. If you check your skin y... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Scabies: Scabies in people is cause by a mite called sacroptes scabieivar. Hominis. Scabies looks like lines of burrows on skin made with little mounds or blis... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Scabies: Scabies in people is cause by a mite called Sacroptes Scabieivar. Hominis.Scabies looks like lines of burrows on skin made w little mounds or blisters... Read More
Dr. Cesar Vazquez
Pediatrics 26 years experience
No: Not really white but light brown if you can see one. The are usually very small and you need a microscope to see one. More importantly, if you think y... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
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
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Still too common: Scabies happens in every town and every city in the United States. No parts of the country are immune from scabies. Even one case is too many. The key... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
Good hygine & treat: Scabies most likely spread from person to person because of bad habits and poor hygine.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Black
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: Scabies is not a sexually transmitted disease. Anyone can get scabies from close contact with another infected individual.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Direct contact: Scabies is transmitted by direct contact of skin to skin, or to something that infested skin has contacted (i.e., sharing bedding, clothing, towels, e... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walid Abuhammour
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Skin lesions: Skin papules with burrows are seen . Also signs of itching.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Scabies: After being treated you may still itch for 2 to 4 more weeks until the allergic reaction has completely resolved.
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