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Are scabies white.

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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. They cause itching which is often worse at night. Although they can be anywhere on skin they like going into skin folds (waistline, axilla, breasts, between fingers, feet, wrists, knees, elbows,buttocks & genitalia. You aren't likely to see mites.
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 you have scabies, it's very important to get yourself treated as soon as possible.

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What are are scabies?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
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Infesting parasite: Scabies is a common infestation caused by the arthropod sarcoptes scabiei. The mite is transmitted via prolonged direct human contact. The main presenting symptoms include rash and severe itching. If you think you might have scabies, please see your doctor and get treatment soon!

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