A 30-year-old male asked:
how do you get scabies?
2 doctor answers
Dr. David Houghton answered
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. It is easily treated, but other potential causes of the itchy rash should be considered. See a healthcare provider.
Answered on Aug 15, 2018
Dr. Michelle Karten answered
21 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 - skin contact - or from contact with infested objects such as clothing, furniture, or towels. You can not acquire this from animals.
Answered on Nov 21, 2017
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