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how do you catch scabies?

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Dr. Emily Lu
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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Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Usually: Usually from another person, but can get from towels bedding.
Answered on May 1, 2019
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