A 34-year-old member asked:
how do you catch scabies?
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Dr. Emily Lu answered
6 years experience Family Medicine
Person to Person: Scabies are mites that are transmitted by person to person contact, either from adult to adult, adult to child or child to child.. Since scabies can survive for up to three days without a host, there also have been reported instances of scabies being transmitted through wearing or handling heavily-contaminated clothing. Scabies usually results in severe itching of the skin.
Answered on May 1, 2019
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