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A 38-year-old member asked:

Do people get scabies?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Yes : Yes, it is a people skin infection.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Yes: It is a pretty common peditric disease.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

How can you get scabies?

5 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jennifer Haley
Dermatology 24 years experience
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 occurs.
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Allergy and Immunology 43 years experience
But even when 2 people sleep in the same bed and are intimate together, scabies may only infest one of them. It can seem odd who gets them sometimes! Cleaner people who shower often will get milder cases, in general. But even doctors can catch them, just from touching patients.
Jul 17, 2012

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