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What are scabies

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Bugs: These are nasty little critters that burrow under your skin and itch like crazy.Get to a dr soon and get some shampoo to kill them.They can spread ver ... Read More
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
They are mites..: Scabies are mites! the one infesting human are called sarcoptes scabiei var hominis, and have been torturing mankind for over 2500 yrs, dating back to ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Skin mites: Scabies is a skin infection caused by a human mite. The mite burrows into the skin and lays eggs which causes severe itching. There can be a rash wh ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Mites: Mites itch like crazy, contagious.
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Mites : They crawl and burrow under the skin, reproduce and cause an irritating and itchy reaction that worsens over time.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
35 years experience Pediatrics
Infesting parasite: Scabies is a common infestation caused by the arthropod sarcoptes scabiei. The mite is transmitted via prolonged direct human contact. The main presen ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Norwegian scabies: Elderly and people with an impaired immune system, such as hiv, cancer are susceptible to crusted scabies. Sufferers of crusted scabies exhibit scaly ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walid Abuhammour
37 years experience Pediatrics
Skin lesions: Skin papules with burrows are seen . Also signs of itching.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Robins
35 years experience Pediatrics
Scabies: scabies are actually brown in color but cause a intensly itchy red papular rash as they burrow under the skin
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Itching at night: Scabies can be found mostly in areas where your skin folds and is most commonly appearing on the elbow, knee, wrist, shoulder blade and the penis, whe ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Rash and itching: See the picture please.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Scabies: 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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